Jamaica: During the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has encouraged Jamaican nationals in Russia to take precautionary measures for their safety and leave where necessary. The government also stated that there are indications that they might get impacted by the ongoing crisis in Eastern Europe.
As per the Press Release issued by the Government of Jamaica, “The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is encouraging Jamaican nationals in Russia to take precautionary measures for their safety and leave where necessary. There is an indication that nationals in Russia and surrounding Eastern European countries could be impacted by the crisis occurring in Ukraine.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, further said that the Government of Jamaica strongly urges the citizens of the country to leave the country as soon as possible as the tension may increase.
Foreign Minister Smith stated, “We are aware of eight Jamaican students, but our team has been receiving anecdotal reports of a higher number who are in Russia. Although we understand all of them are well and not experiencing disruption, we take this opportunity to strongly urge Jamaican in Russia, or the person who is aware of Jamaican living in Russia, to provide the relevant contact information and location to the Consular Affairs Department here in Jamaica, and leave where possible before the tension rises in that country.”
“We take this opportunity to strongly urge nationals in these and surrounding countries in Eastern Europe to exercise prudence in their activities and to take precautionary measures,” according to the press release, the minister further added.
Minister further stated that it is essential as well as helpful to provide your contact information and location to consular services when you are temporarily abroad, especially during emergency situations.
Johnson Smith further notified that the ministry had provided the contact details to the Consular Affairs Department for the safety of the children in Ukraine, Russia and other Eastern European countries.
The minister further assured that the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and its Embassy in Berlin have been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine as well as Russia.”