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As of 22 September 2020, the Cayman Islands Government reports 210 COVID-19 cases, with 205 of those cases recovered.  In addition, there has been one death, a visitor to the Cayman Islands in March. To date, 38,324 tests have been carried out. Indeed, our story is a successful one. You can read more about it here. Below is a snapshot of our narrative which you can download here

 

The Cayman Islands' borders are currently closed and are scheduled to open on Thursday, 1 October as part of a phased reopening strategy. There are a number of protocols that will be put in place to accommodate the reopening. Please note that the requirements that are in place now may be different in December, whether more stringent or more lenient. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.

 

Please see CURRENT planned protocols for 1 October below:

 

  • All inbound travellers must receive pre-travel authorisation from the Government-managed Travel Time website for permission to travel on one of the government-arranged repatriation flights, or by private air.
  • The categories of persons eligible to travel TO the Cayman Islands are Caymanians, permanent residents, work permit holders and their families, persons who own property in the Cayman Islands as well as persons looking to live and work from here for an extended period of time and other approved visitors.

  • The locations where persons may quarantine will be expanded to include residential accommodations approved by the Medical Officer of Health, in addition to government-operated isolation facilities.

  • Self-isolation at a residence must be combined with the use of monitoring device technology. Persons who choose not to participate in the monitoring programme will be required to quarantine in a government facility for a minimum period of 14 days, and will be tested on day 15. A negative test result will be required to leave the facility.

  • All persons entering the Cayman Islands will be tested on arrival at the airport and will be taken by approved transport from the airport to begin their quarantine period either at residential accommodations or in a government facility. The test result is anticipated to take 24-72 hours. In both instances, the quarantine period will be 14 days with a PCR test on day 15.

  • All persons who are not ordinarily resident in the Cayman Islands will be required to have health insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage.

  • During the month of October, Cayman Airways and British Airways will continue to be the only two airline carriers operating repatriation flights to and from the Cayman Islands.

  • Although other airline websites are offering flights to the Cayman Islands, the reality is only Cayman Airways and British Airways have permission to operate flights to and from these Islands.  Any person who makes reservations directly with other airlines are doing so at their own risk and should be aware that airline vouchers issued by other airlines are not transferrable for British Airways or Cayman Airways repatriation flights.

     

Click here to visit the Travel Time website.