Jamaica’s Tourism Minister with other officials welcomed its millionth visitor

On Sunday, the Jamaica Tourist Board has welcomed its millionth visitor at the Sangster International Airport to the island since it opened its borders for travellers in June 2020. The Millionth visitor to Jamaica - Daynel Williams, arrived on JetBlue flight 1179 from New York.

Jamaica: On Sunday, the Jamaica Tourist Board has welcomed its millionth visitor at the Sangster International Airport to the island since it opened its borders for travellers in June 2020. The Millionth visitor to Jamaica – Daynel Williams, arrived on JetBlue flight 1179 from New York.

The Minister of Tourism – Edmund Bartlett, along with Donovan White, Director of Tourism and other tourism partners, greeted and welcomed Williams.

The Tourism Minister stated, “The arrival of Daynel Williams, our millionth visitor since safely reopening, is an exciting milestone in tourism recovery for Jamaica.”

“This moment is a testament to the hard work from all of our tourism workers & the success of the Jamaica CARES program, which has, above all else, prioritised the health and safety of Jamaican citizens and visitors,” he further added.

Following the statement, the Tourism Minister added that this is the fastest when Jamaica has achieved one million visitors starting from zero arrivals and added that the nation is currently watching the signs of the economic recovery.

He further noted that so far, the earnings have reached to US$1.5 billion.

While Tourism Director White asserted, “We are so proud of the Jamaica tourism sector & are honoured by the influx of support since reopening 14 months ago. Jamaica has so much to offer visitors, and I’m thrilled to see 1 million guests take advantage of our nation’s diverse amenities and attractions.

As the nation opened its borders last year, since then, it has been strictly implemented the COVID-19 health protocols and Jamaica’s CARES programme, which includes – extensive health & safety protocols, entry testing, COVID-19 training for hospitality workers and travel authorisation for every guest visiting the island.

As per the COVID-19 protocols, a compliance certification is also needed for the hotels and attractions to ensure staff and guests’ safety.