COVID 19 Update
Like most of the world, our tours and life as we knew it came to a screeching halt on March 13 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ships stopped docking and the planes stopped landing and we at Jamaica Culinary Tours have been missing our valued guests ever since! We certainly hope that you have been staying well and staying safe as you shelter in place wherever you are, and you can rest assured that the Government of Jamaica has adopted thorugh and extensive measures to manage the risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and to minimize the spread of the virus in Jamaica.
As the local tourism industry prepared for the opening of our borders to receive overseas visitors again in June, extensive preparations and rigourus training were undertaken by the hospitality industry to ensure the maximum safety of visitors to the island as well as that of the local population . The Ministry of Tourism has prepared a thorough and detailed manual with the Health and Safety Protocols which all hotels, guest properties, tours, attractions, ground transportation operators etc. must adhere to. There is also a procedure in place to facilitate the entry into the island of our visitors. If you are planning to visit Jamaica in the near future, please do be sure to visit the Jamaica Tourist Board website at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/ and follow the guidelines carefully to secure your travel authorization and ensure a smooth and seamless entry into the island.
At this time, visitors to the island are being encourgaged to stay on property or in their hotels to minimize the risk of spread in the general population, and therefore Jamaica Culinary Tours has not yet re-opened its doors for physical tours. However, as we look forward to hosting guests on our tours again and introducing them to our fantastic cuisine and the wonderful people and stories behind the food, we are taking the opportunity to ensure that our inhouse team as well as our partner food vendors and the participating restaurants are all in complete adherence with all the Government of Jamaica COVID-19 Protocols in order to receive our guests in a safe, healthy environment once we resume operations. We look forward to hosting you again as soon as possible, and in the interim, we invite you to participate in our newest virtual product, which offers you a unique taste of Jamaica from the comfort of your own home! Curious? Hop on over to our Reggae Rum and Dinner Virtual Experience and book a fun dinner party with us! If you are planning a visit to Jamaica, this is a great way to get a sneak peek (and taste!) of the awesome Jamaican food that awaits you when you get here, and if you are not planning to come to our shores just now, then this is the perfect way for you to gain an insight into our Jamaican cuisine, and enjoy a taste of Jamaica right in your very own kitchen!
We look forward to welcoming you virtually or physically very soon, and until then, please do stay well and stay safe!