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Ja mulls removal of visa requirements for all Latin Americans

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2013 | 6:07 PM

Jamaica is now contemplating the removal of visa requirements for citizens of all Latin American countries entering the island.

The announcement was made today by Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association at the Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

The Jamaican Government has already removed the visa requirements for nationals from some Latin American countries such as Colombia, Venezuela and Panama.

Since then, McNeill says Jamaica has seen an increase in visitor arrivals from those countries.

As a result, he says the Government is now looking at the possibility of relaxing visa requirements for all Latin American countries as part of an attempt to boost tourism arrivals from the region.

The Ministry of National Security is involved in those discussions.


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