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Collin Reid

Curtailing Jamaican Travel to Britain

In the 1960s, the British government reduced Afro-Caribbean immigration to Britain to a mere trickle. Still, because Caribbean nations have special ties to Britain, their citizens have been permitted to make for short visits without visas. In 2003 the British government rescinded this courtesy to Jamaicans; now they must obtain a visa to enter Britain. The Government took this action allegedly because some Jamaicans were bringing in contraband, while others were not returning to Jamaica.

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Title: Jamaicans intending to travel to Britain read the new visa requirements at the British High Commission Office in Kingston, Jamaica, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003; Jamaicans visiting Britain will have to obtain visas in advance or be refused entry to the country, the British government announced Wednesday; The government said the change, which takes effect at midnight, would eliminate delays for Jamaicans at airport immigration desks and make it easier for "genuine" visitors to come to Britain.
Source: AP Photo; The Associated Press.
Name: Associated Press () - Copyright Holder
Name: Reid, Collin () - Photographer
Name: Wide World Photos, Inc. () - Distributor
Depicted: Jan. 8, 2003
Location: AP/Wide World Photos [6581755]
Subjects: Jamaicans
Kingston (Jamaica)
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