View of Blue Mountains Jamaica from Green Castle Eco Retreat

Green Castle + Jamaica = A safe haven from Covid

Green Castle reopened to tourists on 18th August 2020 following 3 months of an extensive lock down procedure designed to make sure ,that when we welcome you back, it is done safely.

Green Castle is situated in what Jamaica is calling the Resilient Corridor, which means tourists are welcome to travel here without having to quarantine for 14 days as you would require, if visiting other areas of the Island.  When you enjoy your time at Green Castle you get access to 1600 acres of private rainforest that is only available to a maximum of 25 guests who may be staying at our nature retreat.  This means you are safe as you can be from contracting the virus whilst you enjoy your well deserved break.  One of the positive things resulting from Covid -19 is the bird life, and wildlife in general is in greater abundance than ever before.

What about staying safe at the Green Castle hotel?

Over the last few months Jamaica and Green Castle have been working extensively on making your safety our ultimate priority.  All employees are required to observe the established protocols of hand hygiene, social/physical distancing and wearing of masks in public spaces.  Employees are screened on a daily basis including temperature checks.  The property is thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant including high touch surfaces such as door knobs and railings.  All bed linen and towels are washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF.  Contactless Check in and Check out is made available to all guests, with hand sanitiser throughout the hotel for your added peace of mind.

We keep all rooms vacant for 48 hours after guests have left us, and once cleaned to further protect you.  All our accommodation is at ground level, there are no lifts and access to rooms is directly from outside.  You can opt to have housekeeping every day or not. Green Castle has an abundance of space and social distancing is therefore not a problem and you are uniquely placed to take a well-deserved break from what has been a difficult 2020 so far.

We are listed on www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorisation under Guesthouses and the name Taino Hills Estate (Green Castle, St Marys). We are fully compliant with the Jamaica Tourist board to once again start welcoming guests to our slice of paradise.  In addition to this we are operating with a flexible cancellation policy.  We know if things change we need to be flexible for you.  This means in the event of your trip being affected by Covid before you arrive, we will move your booking to another time, with no penalties, so you don’t miss out on the wonder of Green Castle and the paradise waiting to welcome you with open arms… (socially distant of course).

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What are the requirements to enter Jamaica?

All entrants to Jamaica must fill out a pre travel health authorisation registration.  This is in addition to the customs and immigration form.  Currently residents from US, Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic also need to supply a negative Covid test taken 9 days before they arrive in Jamaica.  When these are submitted as part of the authorisation registration, the government will issue a travel approval document.  Please print this before arriving at the airport, airlines will not accept any travellers to board flights without prior proof of authorisation.

Upon entry to the country please expect thermal temperature checks and a health screening for your own safety.  Once in Jamaica travel is only permitted within the “Resilient Corridor”.  Green Castle is in the Resilient Corridor (Northern) meaning travel is allowed and safe. Our airport transfers follow the same principles of cleaning and PPE.

Do I need to Isolate or self quarantine when I return from my trip to Green Castle.

There is ever-changing advice.  We have identified the links below that will give you the latest information when you are returning;

UK

USA

Canada

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