Significant Fall off in Travel to Jamaica, Empty Public Transport Buses

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:51 PM GMT-5

Travel at the nation’s two international airports has seen a 27% dip due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak across the Globe.

The Transport Minister, Robert Montague disclosed the latest statistics while he was being interviewed yesterday.

On our roads, the Minister says travel on state-owned buses has also dipped significantly. 

Robert Montague the Transport Minister is appealing to all the Jamaican citizens to actively practice the protocols that will reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the public transportation sector.

Andrew Wynter the Chief Executive Officer of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, PICA, spoke about current statistics and said “the number of passengers travelling on airplanes has dropped from a high of 10,000 to just over 1,000”.

The PICA CEO said in many cases, airlines are going to countries with empty planes. 

In previous years there would be young people visiting the island for Spring break and there have not been much of those passengers seen this year, it is clear to see that there has been a significant fall-off in visitor arrivals to the island.

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