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DISCLAIMER: Under no circumstances can IFATCA or the Organising Committee be held responsible for damages following the use of the information provided below, which is provided as a courtesy only. Always check the official websites and ensure you are up to date with the applicable requirements.

GETTING THERE

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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola). It means that for most people, flying is the best option to travel to the island.

Montego Bay is the tourist capital of Jamaica and its beloved “second city”. It is also home to Jamaica's busiest airport, the Donald Sangster International Airport (SIA). With a multitude of international carriers frequenting our shores daily, delegates are sure to find that getting to Conference will be easy and hassle-free.

VISA

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Everyone traveling to Jamaica must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality. The most common and preferred travel document is a passport, but other types of travel documents may also be accepted.

In addition, visitors must complete the immigration / customs C5 form. This can be done electronically, using this website.

A number of foreign nationals require a visa to enter Jamaica. Please consult the list on the website of the country's Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, PICA.

In case a visa is required, it may be possible through a port of entry visa, which costs US$100. Check the PICA website for the list of countries to which this applies.

Note that for visitors for which a pre-arrival visa was required, will be charged US$350 if they have not obtained this prior to their arrival in Jamaica.

HEALTH

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Proof of vaccinations against yellow fever, measles, rubella and/or polio may be required for visitors from certain countries. Please check the list on the website for up-to-date information

Jamaica currently has no COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Passengers to the island are no longer required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test.

If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica, they will be required to isolate at the hotel or at a government facility for up to 10 days. For purposes of departure from the island before the isolation period ends, visitors may be released from isolation by a medical officer according to the rules of their country of destination and the airlines.

You are strongly advised to check with your Ministery of Foreign Affairs / Health for the most up-to-date information and travel advice.

TRANSPORTATION

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The Organising Committee have tentatively negotiated with Jamaica Tours Ltd (JTL) that the cost for Airport transfers will be approximately US $30 per person round trip for Conference 2023. Please check back closer to the date of the conference for a link to book these transfers. A member of the Organizing Committee (OC) along with personnel from JTL will be in the departure hall to meet and direct each delegate to the JTL office. It is important to note that JTL has an expansive counter/office located conveniently in the departure terminal upon exiting the Customs Hall.

Transportation between the Conference Hotel and the alternate listed above will be arranged at fixed times free of charge for delegates.


TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

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For those wishing to extend their stay. several interesting and exciting tours and attractions are being planned for delegates and accompanying persons. To name just a few, we have: