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It is mandatory for everyone (regardless of vaccination status) to take a PCR/Rapid test no more than 3 days before boarding your flight to Jamaica. For latest information on travel guidelines, refer to the travel advisory from Jamaica at: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/ .

A PCR/Rapid test will be done on arrival and you should be prepared to wait in quarantine till your test report comes. Your vaccination status and PCR/Rapid test results will determine your quarantine period.

This information is changing periodically. Please find updated information at: https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/

Fully-vaccinated travellers
To be considered fully vaccinated, at least two weeks should have elapsed since the second vaccine dosage. You will get your PCR/Rapid test report in 2 hours. If report is negative then quarantine will end immediately. If positive, then quarantine will be 14 days followed by a repeat Covid-19 test.

Partially-vaccinated/non-vaccinated travelers
You will get your PCR/Rapid test report in 2 hours. If negative then quarantine will end after 7 days from arrival. If positive, then quarantine will be for 14 days followed by a repeat PCR/Rapid test.

FAQs

Novel coronavirus is known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Covid-19 is the most recent form of the virus.
You may read up on Covid-19 and seek updated information from the websites of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Experts advise use of a face mask to avoid being infected especially when in a crowd and where social distancing is difficult.
Yes, face masks will be available to all on the BIMS campus.
Covid-19 can spread through respiratory droplets from an infected person when he/she sneezes or coughs.
Maintain social distancing of about 6 feet, wear a face mask when outdoors and among people and sanitize or keep washing hands.
According to the WHO, those who have co-morbidities are more at risk of contracting Covid-19. Such people should be fully vaccinated as early as possible. However, a fully vaccinated person can still be at risk therefore precautions are a must and all Covid-19 protocol should be strictly observed at all times.

In keeping with the guidelines of the country’s Ministry of Health, the management at BIMS has worked diligently to ensure that strict Covid-19 protocol is followed. Measures taken include:

  • Regular sanitization of the campus
  • Sanitizing stations throughout the campus
  • Availability of face masks for all
  • Restricted entry to non-BIMS visitors
  • Facilities for Covid-19 testing on campus
  • Separate clinic for safe evaluation of suspect Covid-19 cases
  • Easy access for students to Covid-19 guidelines and updates
Yes, all students will have to be fully vaccinated unless otherwise specified for medical reasons in which case supportive documents should be presented. Non-vaccinated students will not be allowed to attend classes. Family members who accompany you will also have to be fully vaccinated.
You should immediately call Student Services.
In case of an emergency call 911 and go to the hospital. Else you can call or email the BIMS clinic which will take a decision about your evaluation.

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