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As of 24 November 2020, the Cayman Islands Government reports 266 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 249 of those cases recovered.  All current positive cases are travellers who are in quarantine. In addition, there has been two deaths. To date, 51,776 tests have been carried out. Indeed, our story is a successful one. 

 

The Cayman Islands' borders reopened on Thursday, 1 October as part of a phased reopening strategy. There are a number of protocols that are in place to accommodate the reopening. We are almost certain that these restrictions will still be in place in December.  We do not anticipate them being lifted before the new year.  Therefore, please take the below into consideration when registering for the race.

 

Please see CURRENT protocols as of 1 October below:

 

TRAVEL 

Currently, inbound travel to the Cayman Islands is limited to the following persons:

 

  • Caymanians

  • Permanent residents

  • Work permit holders and their families

  • Persons who own residential property within the Cayman Islands

  • Students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands

  • Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders; such as spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents, children and siblings

  • Persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program

  • Other visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team

 

Persons wishing to travel to Grand Cayman must register their travel details and quarantine requests with the Government's Travel Cayman team directly by email at TravelCayman@gov.ky. You may also call customer service representatives on +1 345 743 8463 or 649-6913. Phone lines are open 8.30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Travellers who have not completed this process and have not received authorisation to travel will not be permitted to board a flight. Questions or concerns on inbound travel should be directed to the Travel Cayman team.

 

QUARANTINE 

All in-bound travellers are required to:

 

  • Undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the Owen Roberts International Airport (day 0) and again on day 15; and
  • Remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days, after which a day 15 negative test result and sign off by the Medical Officer of Health is required for the quarantine period to cease.

 

There are three quarantine options:

 

  • Quarantine at a government-run facility
  • Quarantine at a privately run-facility
  • Quarantine at residence, wearing a device with monitoring technology

 

Travellers must choose one of these quarantine options when they apply to Travel Cayman and will be notified by Travel Cayman that their approved quarantine option has been secured.

 

Hope to see you in the Cayman Islands, whether this year or in 2021. Until then, be well and stay safe.