Jamaica: UN Tourism Group applauds visa waivers

2013-03-26 08:34

Kingston - The U.N.'s tourism agency has praised Jamaica for waiving visa requirements for visitors from Eastern Europe and some nationals from Latin America.

The World Tourism Organization says the visa waiver announced earlier this month is for travelers from Russia, Poland and other Eastern European nations visiting Jamaica for up to 30 days.

Jamaica has also announced an extension of an earlier visa waiver for tourists from Venezuela, Colombia and Panama.

Organization head Taleb D. Rifai says Jamaica's decision to ease visa policies generates new opportunities for growth of the tourism sector and "sets an example for the way forward."

Rifai last year urged Europe to open its borders wider instead of reimposing restrictions on who may enter.

Jamaica's tourism ministry distributed the agency's statement on Monday.

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