A state of emergency in a region of Jamaica which includes the tourist region of Montego Bay has been extended.

The FCO updated its travel advice today to say the state of emergency has been extended to October 28.

A state of emergency is also in place until October 5 in part of the Parish of St Andrew, which includes areas of Kingston.

Jamaica’s government has put in place a number of ‘Zones of Special Operations’ (ZOSOs) which are currently active in Denham Town in Kingston and Mount Salem in Montego Bay.

The state of emergency and ZOSO measures allow the military to support the police in security operations in response to recent violence and shooting incidents.


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The FCO said: “Security operations are ongoing and further activity including curfews could occur with little or no notice. You should exercise caution if you’re in the area, particularly if travelling at night, and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any restrictions.

“These may also result in road closures or travel delays, and the operating hours of some businesses may be subject to change.”