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Relaxed visa regulations are the quickest path to tourism growth as Jamaica first saw when Latin American arrivals increased 50 percent following a regional visa relaxation.

The United Nations tourism agency today welcomed the decision by the Government of Jamaica to relax visa regulations for tourists originating in a number of Eastern European countries, while also extending its current visa waiver system for some Latin American nationals.

The visa waiver for tourists from Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine visiting Jamaica for up to 30 days was announced on 6 March 2013, together with the indefinite extension of the visa waiver in place for nationals of Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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Tags: jamaica, tourism, visas

Photo Credit: A photographer waits in the water for tourists to come for a trip on his fishing boat. Leonidas Konstantinidis / Flickr

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