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Cayman Islands announces conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 7:21 PM

The Caymanian government has announced a conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans visiting that country.

According to a report in the Cayman Compass, Premier Alden McLaughlin on Thursday announced the immigration initiative.

Here are the conditions:
1) The Jamaican traveller must have a valid United States, United Kingdom or Canadian visa
2) The Jamaican traveller must be visiting the Cayman Islands directly from the US, UK or Canada
3) The Jamaican traveller must be staying in the Cayman Islands for no longer than 30 days

McLaughlin said these requirements are to ensure that the US, UK or Canadian visa of the Jamaican traveller is authentic.

Chinese travellers to the Cayman Islands will also benefit from the conditional immigration initiatives.

The Cayman Islands introduced visa requirements for Jamaicans in 2005 following an increase in the number of people leaving Kingston to benefit from the economic boom in Cayman in the wake of Ivan.