CARICOM Multiple Entry Visas
The Government of Jamaica has introduced special visa requirements
for the period 1 February to 15 May 2007, to take account
of the need for extra security measures during and preceding
the staging of the International Cricket World Cup 2007.
The Cricket World Cup is one of the largest and most prestigious
international sporting events and is held every four years
among 16 participating countries.
The nine countries which are hosting the games have adopted
a common visa policy. Between 1 February and 15 May 2007,
nationals of all countries, except those listed below, will
require a CARICOM Multiple Entry Visa to enter Jamaica,
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and
the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
which are exempt from the requirement of a CARICOM Multiple
Entry Visa are: Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Japan, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands, the United
Kingdom, the United States of America and nationals and
residents of CARICOM member states (except Haiti)
The need for
the CARICOM Multiple Entry Visa will apply whether the visitor
is travelling to attend the Cricket World Cup or for some
other reason. Holders of diplomatic, official and service
passports will also need to obtain the CARICOM Multiple
Entry Visa during the specified period, regardless of the
purpose of their visit. The CARICOM Multiple Entry Visa
can be used to enter and re-enter the specified CARICOM
states between 1 February and 15 May 2007.
validity of the Jamaican Visa has been suspended for the
period 1 February to 15 May 2007 and has been replaced by
the CARICOM Multiple Entry Visa. No Jamaican visas will
be issued for travel during this time. Any person holding
a Jamaican visa for travel to Jamaica for whatever purpose
between 1 February and 15 May 2007 should contact the closest
Jamaican Embassy or Consulate for advice.
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