Data Last Updated: January 07, 2021
Cayman Islands has recently announced plans to reopen on September 1st. However, as of August 10, they are postponing their reopening plans until at least October 1.
As of October 1st, the borders of the Cayman Islands have reopened but authorities will not yet allow the entry of foreign tourists. Only homeowners, students and those with close family ties to residents can enter during the first phase of border reopening. Tourists are expected to be allowed to visit the islands in phase two, however, no date has been set yet.
Premier Alden McLaughlin of the Cayman Islands has announced that they plan to allow the entry of tourists by March 2021. However, he stated that all visitors must be vaccinated and provide proof of negative COVID-19 results. Otherwise, they will be required to quarantine.
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Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
As of Sunday, 21 June 2020, the Islands are no longer under any "hard curfew" orders or "soft curfew" regulations. Residents are reminded that staying home, practising social distancing, and frequent hand washing will reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
Physical distancing and wearing of masks or cloth face coverings in public places is legally required. Businesses no longer require curfew exemptions or permission from the Competent Authority ("Curfew Time") in order to open. However, owners and operators must be aware of restrictions and requirements that continue to apply to their specific operations.
Airlines & Transport
Authorities in the Cayman Islands reopened their borders to international travel on Oct. 1 as part of the territory's post-coronavirus disease economic recovery efforts.
However, the borders remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel according to decisions taken by Cabinet.
In partnership with the Cayman Islands Government, Cayman Airways is offering repatriation flights to Grand Cayman from various destinations based on demand, including from: La Ceiba, Honduras; Kingston, Jamaica; and Miami, Florida.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
The Cayman Islands first announced that it will reopen its borders for tourism by September 1st. But since the rise of the coronavirus in other countries, Cayman Islands will keep its borders closed until October 1, 2020. Tourism will resume in the safest way possible for both locals and tourists.
Which Countries Can Travel To Cayman Islands?
While no specific country restrictions were announced, Government officials in the Cayman Islands said there will be no cap on the number of visitors allowed on the island at any one time, saying the there are several factors to consider, including “the number of people who leave on repatriation flights.”
Cayman Islands Reopening Entry Requirements
- All arriving passengers should present a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours before arrival.
- Passengers should self-quarantine for five days and present a second negative test.
- All travelers should wear a health monitoring device for continuous screening while in the Cayman Islands.
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
Firstly, travelers should wear face masks in all public indoor and outdoor places including public transport. Secondly, social-distancing safety measures should also be observed.
What's Open in Cayman Islands?
All establishments across the Cayman Islands is set to reopen providing that they meet the necessary safety requirements. Here's what tourists should expect:
- Hotels and accommodations
- Bars and Restaurants
- Public Transport
- Shops are also reopening
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Information for Non-Tourists
On October 1st, authorities in the Cayman Islands have allowed the entry of homeowners, students and those with close family ties to residents. All passengers must present a completed health questionnaire to customs officials upon arrival. All persons are also subject to a medical examination upon arrival at the discretion of customs officials.
Additionally, all persons are required to quarantine upon arrival. While regulations allow the quarantine period to be set at the discretion of by health authorities, authorities have typically ordered quarantines to last 14 days, with persons allowed to leave quarantine upon the expiration of this period if they submit to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test and yield negative results.
While residents of the Cayman Islands who do not have symptoms of the disease may typically quarantine in a private home, all nonresidents must quarantine in a government facility. Persons who quarantine in a government facility are required to reimburse the government for the expense of their stay.
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