Jamaica State of Emergency
As you may be aware there has been a State of emergency declared in Jamaica. A major military operation has been launched in the area around Montego Bay.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advises that tourists should stay in their resorts and limit travel beyond their respective security perimeters.
Travel insurance policies will not cover any travel when it is against the advice or recommendation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office applicable at the time of your departure. The current FCO advice can be found by selecting your chosen destination in the list of countries found at the following link – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica
For residents of Ireland please follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as follows: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/jamaica/
Please also refer to your tour operator / airline in regards to how the situation has affected your return journey home.
If you need to come home early
Please contact your tour operator in the first instance if you need to come home early due to political unrest. For further advice we would recommend contacting the British Embassy. Please follow this link to find out where the embassy is located in the country you are in https://www.gov.uk/world/embassies.
We also recommend viewing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the links provided above for further information that may be suitable to the situation.
Please revisit this page on the first working day following this announcement at which point we will be able to provide more tailored information to this incident.
In the event that you have specific questions not answered by this directive, please feel free to email the claims team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to offer an answer.
This article was posted on 24-01-2018
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