Covid 19 Travel and Safety - Tensing Pen Hotel
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Covid 19 Travel and Safety




1 – As of April 15, 2022, all travelers to Jamaica are NO LONGER required to present a negative COVID-19 test.

2 – Mask Mandates for indoor venue have also been lifted.

3 – For the most up-to-date information, please visit

4- Your airline and airport of departure may have their own requirements. Please consult them directly.



Please check the latest CDC protocols, for the latest changes in international travel rules.

1 – As of December 3, 2021, before boarding a flight to the United States:

– All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID 19 rapid antigen test taken no more than 1 day prior to departure

– Children under 2 years old do not need to test.

2 – Tensing Pen can arrange for a rapid antigen test on the hotel premises, with little to no interruption to your stay, for a fee (usually around $50 per person)

3 – Travelers can elect to get tested  using a CDC-approved at-home test kit with telehealth  (such as BINAXNow with eMed/Telehealth)



1- As  March  1, 2022 Canada now accept rapid  antigen tests with telehealth.

2- Canada also allows the use of at-home test kit Switch Health Covid-19 RT-LAMP Kit. Customers can test themselves while traveling abroad prior to their flight to Canada to meet Government of Canada testing entry requirements without the need to visit a foreign Covid-19 testing clinic.

3- Tensing Pen can also arrange for either tests either on our premises or at a nearby clinic, at your own fee.



Please check your country’s guidelines for the latest changes. Each country’s guidelines are subject to change at any moment.


What Tensing Pen is Doing to Keep You Safe

We have been hard at work training for, and continuously implementing the highest level of enhanced health and safety measures in accordance with the Jamaican government, the CDC and WHO guidelines.

Employee Vaccination: 100% percent of Tensing Pen staff is fully vaccinated. The rest have either taken their first dose  or are not eligible due to health to vaccinate at the current time, but will soon be. We aim for 100% employee vaccination!

Training and Awareness: Extensive staff training on Covid-protocols safety awareness; Staff-required masks and other personal protection equipment;  Temperature check for all staff, vendors and anyone entering property.

Airport Transfers: Safety protocol training for our driver; Sanitization of all vehicles and guests luggage; Face masks required for drivers and passengers; Other social distancing and safety measures inside the vehicles.

Check-In: Optional touch-free online check-in; Sanitized areas between each check-in; Masks for staff and guests; Sanitized luggage upon moving it to your room.

Masks:   Mandatory masks for staff and guests to wear in public spaces; Masks not required when dining at the Lodge, with your family/ group, on your balcony or veranda, when swimming or privately enjoying one of our many secluded sun decks. Our eyes will always smile to you and we know you will smile back with your eyes too! 

Dining: New option to dine privately on your veranda or on one of our many secluded locations with setup fee waived or reduced.

Guest Rooms: Multiple-points room sanitizing, including all points of contact; Sanitization of all surfaces and A/C units between stays; Extensive deep cleaning and ventilation after guest departure.

Restaurant, and All Public Areas:  Multiple sanitization throughout the day of all furnishings, restrooms, loungers, chairs and all other surfaces; Sterilization of high-touch areas, such as light switches, door handles, etc.

As we navigate the unknowns and evolving official guidelines, we are giving great importance and attention to keeping Tensing Pen just as inviting, relaxing, healing and romantic as you have always known it to be.

We are all in this together, and together we shall overcome.