Rules for visiting other countries are changing constantly due to COVID-19. As of next month, to enter Jamaica — in addition to a negative COVID-19 test, temperature checks, and filling out a Travel Authorization form — you should also expect to pay a $40 health insurance fee.
Part of the island’s Jamaica Cares program, the fee is designed to cover emergency medical services you may need while on the island. It will protect travelers against any illnesses, including COVID-19, as well as natural disasters. It also covers the cost of case management, transportation logistics, field rescue, evacuation, and repatriation for medical emergencies up to $50,000 while on the island — should such a scenario arise.