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Jamaica Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Sep 13, 2004

This Public Announcement is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risk of travel to Jamaica at this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Ivan. The storm is predicted to make landfall in Jamaica the morning of September 10. This Public Announcement expires on September 23, 2004.

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston has closed for all but emergency American Citizens Services. U.S. citizens in areas likely to be impacted by Hurricane Ivan who do not have access to adequate and safe shelter should consider departing until the storm has passed. Flights into and out of Kingston and Montego Bay international airports may be suspended at any time. If staying in Jamaica, U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Visitors to Jamaica should be familiar with their hotel or cruise ship evacuation plans, policies, or procedures.

Americans living or traveling in Jamaica are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov.

Updated information on travel in Jamaica may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or from overseas, 1-317-472-2328. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for Jamaica available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov or contact the U.S. Embassy in Kingston at (876) 935-6044, after hours (876) 935-6000. Please also see the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement.

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