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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.

The countries 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.

The validity of the Jamaican Visa has been suspended for the period 1 February to 15 May 2007 and has been replaced by the CARICOM Multiple Entry Visa.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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