Jamaica Tourist Board has reassured the travel trade that the main tourism areas remain unaffected by the violence & unrest in its capital, Kingston  over the planned extradition of a gang leader to the US.

Director of Tourism John Lynch said: “Travellers to the areas of Jamaica including Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Negril and the South Coast are some four hours away from the area of concern.”

“Tourist areas remain safe and normal daily activities continue in the resort areas, and cruise port facilities.”

A number of flights were being diverted to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay to minimise any safety risks.

“Our primary concern is for the safety of those travelling to Jamaica, so at this time we recommend visitors fly into Montego Bay,” he added.

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