Thursday, 27 May 2010

Jamaica Travel Warning

The UK Foreign office have issued a warning to all UK citizens travelling to Jamaica to exercise 'extra caution' and has advised against non essential travel in and around Kingston -In particular West Kingston and Mountain view. With warnings of 'sporadic outbreaks' of violence throughout the city, which has declared a state of emergency.

Jamaica's Tourist board insists that the North of the island, where most tourists are attracted is safe. Areas such as Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and Negril are some 4 hours away from the area of concern.

UK tour operators and airlines will continue as scheduled to Jamaica although BA have diverted several of today's flights to Kingston to arrive at Montego Bay.

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