Jamaica Cares is a ground-breaking traveller protection and emergency services programme set to launch next month. It will provide visitors access to first-of-its kind traveller protection and emergency medical and crisis response services for events up to and including natural disasters.
The traveller protection and services programme is a partnership coordinated and administered by the Global Tourism Resilience Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), with support from the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, Global Rescue, and leading international and national insurance companies.
For USD 40, the programme provides visitors access to compulsory traveller protection and emergency medical services, including case management, transport logistics, field rescue, evacuation and repatriation for medical emergencies, including COVID-19, and other crises up to and including natural disasters; international health coverage up to USD 100,000 for visitors traveling to and from Jamaica; on-island health coverage up to USD 50,000.
The programme sets the gold standard for tourism by combining Global Rescue’s industry leading emergency services with domestic and international travel medical insurance. Visitors will have the peace of mind to travel again knowing their health, wellbeing and finances are protected.
“Jamaica Cares is a comprehensive, mandatory program that delivers traveller protection from the time they leave home until returning. It is a revolutionary and ground-breaking initiative authored and driven by the GTRCMC that will safeguard and protect the Jamaican tourist product and citizens of Jamaica,” said Edmund Bartlett, co-chairman and founder of GTRCMC.
“Travellers want to know they are better prepared in the event of a medical emergency or a natural disaster and agents and operators will see the Jamaica Cares programme as the gold-standard to restore traveller confidence and rebuild bookings,” said Dr, Taleb Rifai, co-chair in GTRCMC.