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Please note that the information below is subject to change (Source: Cayman Islands Government).


The Cayman Islands are in PHASE 3 of a 5-phase Reopening Plan. The Government has announced that as of Wednesday, 15 September, Phase 3 has been PAUSED for the remainder of the year (2021). This announcement comes as a result of seven (7) cases of COVID-19 community spread, three of them children under the age of 12. Prior to these seven cases, the Cayman Islands had no community spread for over a year. 


If you have already registered for the 2021 Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon but decide that you won't be able to or do not want to travel for the event based on the below, please email info@caymanislandsmarathon.com for more information.


What does this mean if you planned to travel to the Cayman Islands to participate in the Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon?

  • Incoming travellers who are VERIFIABLY VACCINATED must quarantine for seven (7) with testing on day 8. See the Vaccinated Travellers section below for more information about verifiable and unverifiable vaccinations.
  • Incoming travellers who are NOT VERIFIABLY VACCINATED must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Incoming travellers who are RESIDENTS and UNVACCINATED must quarantine for 14 days.
  • No unvaccinated tourist visitors, as defined in the Customs and Border Control Law, are allowed in the Cayman Islands
  • Geo-tagging will be reimplemented for all quarantine periods.
  • Masks must be worn and social distancing used in public places (supermarkets, bars, restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities, churches, pharmacies, etc).
  • The number of people allowed to gather indoors will be reduced to 100 and those gathering outdoors to 250.


Vaccinated Travellers

Vaccinated persons travelling to the Cayman Islands must have a secure verifiable vaccination record. “Secure verification” means that the validity of your vaccination record can be verified through the use of approved technological solutions.


Most securely verifiable vaccination records will contain a QR code. This code needs to be presented on arrival, either electronically on a mobile device or as a physical copy. It is strongly recommended that travellers keep a printed copy on hand for verification on arrival.


The following are securely verifiable vaccination records:


  • Vaccination records issued by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority
  • NHS certificates with embedded secure features or those retrieved from the NHS mobile app or website which provides a securely verifiable QR code
  • SMART Health Cards from issuers that are a part of the CommonTrust Network. This includes North American issuers, such as:
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Sam's Club Pharmacy
  • State of California
  • State of Louisiana
  • UC San Diego Health
  • CVS Health
  • UC Health
  • New York State (using the Excelsior Pass Plus platform)

  • Vaccination records from the European Union Member States and other countries that meet the EU Digital COVID Certificate standard
  • Vaccination records from Barbados Ministry of Health & Wellness


Note: CDC vaccination cards are not securely verifiable.


It is anticipated that this list will expand as other issuers meet the Cayman Islands’ criteria for the secure verification of vaccination records.


Approved Vaccines

The following vaccines have been approved by the Chief Medical Officer:

  • Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) (single dose)
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (two dose)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (two dose)
  • European Version
  • SK Bio Version
  • Serum Institute of India version ‘Covishield’
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (two dose)


Summary of Five Phases of Reopening Plan

See an infographic below of the five phases. For more detailed information about all the phases, click here to visit the official Cayman Islands Government website