Nov. 28, 2006 – CaribPR Newswiere, NEW YORK, N.Y., Fri. Nov. 24, 2006: Fans of the annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival are being urged to ensure they secure their U.S. passport or certify that the passport of their individual country is valid before traveling to the festival next year.
The call comes as the countdown to the US’ Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative or ‘passport rule,’ begins ahead of the extended January 23, 2007 deadline, which will require all air travelers to present a passport to re-enter the United States.
Officials of the festival, which gets underway in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Jan. 25-27, 2007, stressed the importance of music lovers to take time out to secure the valid documents now and desist from waiting until the last minute.
Especially since it would mean missing out on the great performances from top musical icons, including Kenny Rogers, the Stylistics, Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, Pieces of a Dream, Christopher Cross and Abba The Tribute.
U.S. passports may be obtained through the U.S. Postal Service while Caribbean and other greencard holder can obtain passports from their local consulates. U.S. passport fee are US$67 plus an execution fee of $30 and a photo fee of $15. Fees for children under age 16 are $52 plus the additional photo and execution fees.
Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is a Turn Key Production and has been running continuously for the past ten years. Sponsors include Air Jamaica, The Jamaica Tourist Board and American Express. For JazzFest packages call Air Jamaica Vacations at 1-800-LOVEBIRD or for more information, log on to: www.airjamaicajazzandblues.com.
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