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#145337 09/05/2020 08:45 PM
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Does anyone know if you are allowed to leave the property under the covid rules and regs? We have always enjoyed strolls down the beach past the other resorts. I could see where movement could be restricted, but haven’t read that they are.


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K & T...that is a very good question. Hopefully, someone who has been can answer that for you. Good luck!


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Kim_and_Tim #145339 09/06/2020 12:37 PM
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Have you checked the COVID-19 Travel Information page on my web site? There is a link to it on my home page. See the article titled JAMAICA HAS REOPENED TO ALL TOURISTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW near the bottom of the Jamaica section.

Or check the Site Links at the side of the message board pages.


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Kim_and_Tim #145340 09/06/2020 01:47 PM
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Sorry Denny, if it's in the material you referenced, I didn't find an answer to the question of whether Hedo guest can wander off property down the beach past other resorts, bars, restaurants, etc.

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Kim_and_Tim #145341 09/06/2020 02:16 PM
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All I know is that the Jamaican rules for moving from the resort keep changing...sometimes you can, sometimes you can't. Generally speaking, right now you cannot stay in one hotel and go to another. I would imagine that means you can't go to restaurants if your resort serves food. As for walking on the beach...no clue here.


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Kim_and_Tim #145342 09/06/2020 05:42 PM
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From Denny's COVID-19 page, I went to this URL: https://www.traveloffpath.com/jamai...s-june-15th-everything-you-need-to-know/

In that article, there's a flowchart. If I am interpreting it correctly, it appears to state that if you are not determined to require a test upon arrival, then you are permitted to stay at your resort but you are required to remain on that property for the duration of your stay.

That would suggest to me that you could not visit other hotels. But that may depend on what is meant by "remain on property". If you walk along the beach and happen onto another part of the beach that is not technically on Hedo property, does that mean you are not remaining on property? How would this be enforced? Security guards on the beach requesting room card keys for the respective hotel so you could enter that part of the beach?

If anyone has a different interpretation, I'd appreciate reading what that might be.

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LyleM #145343 09/06/2020 05:45 PM
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Here's what is in the information I referenced....

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A- Tourists with no symptoms and traveling from low-risk areas will not require a mandatory test at the airport. They will then freely be allowed to travel to their hotel and enjoy their trip. No quarantine. But they are required to stay on the property.


Are you looking for some other information?


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Kim_and_Tim #145344 09/06/2020 05:57 PM
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I really hope this isn't the case. We always go into Negril to the Red Dragon for lunch, I get my hair braided on the beach, shopping at Time's Square. Will let you know when we get there in a couple of weeks.

Judy

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Kim_and_Tim #145345 09/06/2020 06:25 PM
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Rules are changing every few weeks. So they may be different when you are there.


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DennyP #145346 09/06/2020 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DennyP
Here's what is in the information I referenced....

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A- Tourists with no symptoms and traveling from low-risk areas will not require a mandatory test at the airport. They will then freely be allowed to travel to their hotel and enjoy their trip. No quarantine. But they are required to stay on the property.


Are you looking for some other information?




Sorry Denny, I missed that when I read the information you referenced.

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Kim_and_Tim #145347 09/07/2020 08:03 AM
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No worries. There's a lot of information and it changes often.


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Kim_and_Tim #145349 09/09/2020 08:58 AM
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Do you think you can start your trip at one resort/hotel and then move to another either the next day or in a couple of days? We always stay at Traveller's Beach on the first night and then move to Hedo the next day? We thought of trying Grand Lido for 2 or 3 days before moving to Hedo for 5-6 days.

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koolio61 #145351 09/09/2020 09:38 AM
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Right now, no. Who knows when that will change, though. It will at some point.


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Kim_and_Tim #145352 09/09/2020 07:42 PM
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I'll be curious to see if this enforced jamaica style. What about cruises? Are they happening at all?

We have until thanksgiving and typically book one night away mid trip (dont actually check out, but double book for a breather).

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ChrisSeattle #145354 09/10/2020 09:11 AM
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From what I read in the Jamaican newspapers, the government is pretty serious about enforcement on Covid related policies.

I haven't heard about the catamaran cruises. If they do happen, they probably aren't stopping at Rick's Cafe.


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Kim_and_Tim #145356 09/11/2020 04:11 AM
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I have been checking on the TSA & CBP websites, and I am seeing we can now bring ground coffee and spices in our carryon. Seems there was a restriction on that in the past couple of years. Anyone returning recently have problems with any (legal) powdered items in their carryons when coming back into the US?

If we cannot leave the property to do our shopping for our jerk seasonings and coffees to pack in checked bags, I want to know that buying in the airport isn't going to be a waste of money by having it confiscated upon arrival home.

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Kim_and_Tim #145357 09/13/2020 01:00 AM
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The up-to-date information about what "freedoms" tourist have is located at visitjamaica.com and in particular this website has the latest flow charts: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/traveller-categories/

Tourists are Category 2 visitors.

On August 27, the flowchart for Category 2 visitors was changed to indicate that exploring from your resort was permitted within the resilient corridor using certified transportation. So going shopping, having lunch away from Hedo, long beach walks toward Negril, buying stuff for you checked luggage is perfectly ok.

Before Aug 27, you could not leave the resort for 14 days.

Category 2 tourist visitors still cannot stay at more than one resort until after a 14 days stay at the first resort. Still cannot travel outside the resilient corridor.

The other website to monitor is that from the Ministry of Health ( https://www.moh.gov.jm )

There are a lot of "informational" websites that copy stuff from the official Jamaican websites and then fail to keep "their" information up-to-date as there are changes almost every day. Drawing from this thread, the information at traveloffpath.com/ is an example of such a website with out-of-date information.


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Kim_and_Tim #145358 09/15/2020 07:49 PM
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Thanks for the information. I heard from the resort that there are currently no restrictions about leaving the resort.


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