All travelers entering Jamaica will be required to complete the Immigration and Customs Declaration [C5] form online, starting September 1. The online form will replace the paper document that is issued to travelers on airlines.
According to Kauna McKenzie, Director for Business Development & Communication at the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency [PICA], this will help to reduce wait times at airports.
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The Immigration/Customs (C5) Form is an entry requirement for persons traveling to the island, whether they are residents in Jamaica or visiting.
Barcode readers will be placed at the airports.
The form may be accessed at www.enterjamaica.com
Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on August 30, Chief Executive Officer of PICA, Andrew Wynter, said, “The Online Passenger Declaration or C5 form is what you would normally get in the paper format from the airline to fill out when returning to Jamaica. With the online form, passengers will now be able to submit that application ahead of their travel, and they can do it up to 30 days before they return to Jamaica.”
“It’s the same information that is on the physical form that is on the online form; it is like a mirror,” he said.