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    What is the current price per person for a leg on a route taxi?
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    Bob

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    Are category 2 travellers allowed to utilize route taxis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePachenas View Post
    Are category 2 travellers allowed to utilize route taxis?
    All visitors to the island staying in the Resilient Corridor must travel to and from the attractions, restaurants, etc on transportation licensed under the Tourist Board Act. This doesn't include route taxis.

    If you are staying in a non Resilient Corridor property and did your 14 day quarantine then you are obviously here for much longer than the average visitor and considered temporarily as part of the community.

    You would then be allowed to use the locals route taxi system. I HIGHLY SUGGEST AGAINST THIS as they don't follow the same protocols as the JTB Covid Certified transportation.

    There is absolutely zero possibility for social distancing, the windows don't always function properly and you can't forget the crying and screaming babies with worried parents often heading to a clinic or hospital. Hundreds of different people per day will be in and out of that taxi, between cleanings.

    During a pandemic, this is probably not the smartest move you could make.
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    So a red plate taxi is OK to ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evorbach View Post
    So a red plate taxi is OK to ride?
    No, not every red plate vehicle, but a red plate that is JTB certified is.... ALL route taxis are red plates but are not presently available for our visitors. Look for a JUTA, JCal or Maxi driver to be sure.

    If there are passengers already in the car, it is probably the locals route taxi which you should not take.

    If wording on the car says Route Taxi, do not take.

    And under no circumstances take a white plated vehicle. Everyone in the vehicle is breaking the law.

    During a pandemic, be smart - not a penny pincher. The JTB Visitjamaica.com spells it all out.

    We want you to be safe, enjoy yourself and return soon!
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    I never take a white plate or any car that says route taxi on it. I have some friends that usually hang out at LTU with a red plate cab. Never noticed if they are JUTA

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjonsun View Post
    What is the current price per person for a leg on a route taxi?
    Regards,
    Bob
    The prices are in a state of changing, there is a fare increase coming in the near future and prices are already beginning to change for some drivers. There hasn't been an official fare increase in years, so we are overdue for one.

    But unless you are coming for an extended stay, done your quarantine and don't plan to stay in the Resilient Corridor, the question is moot as you shouldn't be using the locals route taxi system in the first place.

    Even then, seriously think about the ramifications of saving the few dollars on the route taxi. If you are older and have any pre existing conditions under no circumstances use the locals route taxi system.
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    Rob, what are the consequences of a visitor riding in a Jamaican friend's car casually and especially at a checkpoint if questions are asked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fargoman View Post
    Rob, what are the consequences of a visitor riding in a Jamaican friend's car casually and especially at a checkpoint if questions are asked?
    This question has been asked a lot over the years. Although the parish boarder checkpoints ended yesterday, there is always the chance that you could be stopped.

    The burden would be on you to "prove" that you are actually friends. Since you don't live here and are on a tourist visa, it would be next to impossible to prove anything more than a long time acquaintance.

    You could possibly be fined for riding in a non red plate vehicle with the driver fined for acting as a taxi and get the vehicle confiscated.

    At minimum you would be asked to get out of the car and you would have to find a legal ride from the checkpoint.

    Not worth the risk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjonsun View Post
    What is the current price per person for a leg on a route taxi?
    Regards,
    Bob
    https://www.ta.org.jm/media/Notice%2...xi-1%20(1).pdf

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