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Cayman Islands travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 16.10.2020
Cayman Airways adds more flights straight through to January

11.09.2020 Cayman Airways since late-July 2020 resumed regular domestic service, including Boeing 737 Jet service to Cayman Brac. For the month of September 2020, planned operation as follows.

Grand Cayman – Cayman Brac 2 weekly 737
Grand Cayman – Little Cayman 2 weekly DHC6
Grand Cayman – Little Cayman – Cayman Brac 5 weekly DHC6

Published on 26.08.2020
Delta resumes New York JFK – Grand Cayman route from Dec 2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Cayman Islands
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter the Cayman Islands.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have obtained pre-approval to travel, available here:
    • Nationals of Caymanian Islands, permanent residents, work permit holders and their families,
    • Passengers who own residential property in the Cayman Islands,
    • Visitors who have obtained permission via the Travel Time form available here.
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Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Cayman Isl. are suspended.
– This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights.
– This does not apply to flights arriving from the United Kingdom.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time and they are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days in a government facility.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Cayman Islands Latest News: Government postpones plans to reopen borders until 1 October (CNS, 08.08.2020). Government lifts restrictions on people leaving Cayman Islands (Cayman News Service, 27.07.2020)

    Internations Restrictions:
    Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time and they are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days in a government facility or pre-approved home isolation. From 16 March the Cayman Islands Government imposed a ban on cruise ships docking in the Cayman Islands. Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual. Travel helplines are available to offer advice and assistance to those with an urgent or compassionate need to travel: in the Cayman Islands call +1 345 649 6913 or email emergencytravel@gov.ky or submit your details via the website here

    Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-Island flights continue to operate. Public meetings and gatherings of up to 500 people are now permitted. The fine for exceeding the permitted size of such gatherings is CI$1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment. Workplaces are open but employees are encouraged to work from home where possible.
    Restaurants and bars are open. Spas, gyms, hairdressers and public swimming pools are now open. The bus service has resumed but masks are required on buses and taxis. Educational facilities reopened on 24 August.

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    14.10.2020
  • Cayman Islands Government postpones plans to reopen borders until 1 October (CNS, 08.08.2020). Government lifts restrictions on people leaving Cayman Islands (Cayman News Service, 27.07.2020)

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    Inbound restrictions:

    Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time and they are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days in a government facility. From 16 March the Cayman Islands Government imposed a ban on cruise ships docking in the Cayman Islands. Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual. Travel helplines are available to offer advice and assistance to those with an urgent or compassionate need to travel: in the Cayman Islands call +1 345 649 6913 or email emergencytravel@gov.ky or submit your details via the website [https://www.exploregov.ky/traveltime].

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-Island flights continue to operate. Public meetings and gatherings of up to 250 people are now permitted. The fine for exceeding the permitted size of such gatherings is CI$1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment. Workplaces are open but employees are encouraged to work from home where possible.
    Restaurants and bars are open. Spas, gyms, hairdressers and public swimming pools are now open. The bus service has resumed but masks are required on buses and taxis. eEducational facilities reopened on 24 August.

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    27.08.2020
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    Inbound restrictions:

    Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time and they are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days in a government facility. From 16 March the Cayman Islands Government imposed a ban on cruise ships docking in the Cayman Islands. Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-Island flights continue to operate, however, flights from Grand Cayman into Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be restricted to residents and essential persons, for example, medical staff. There is a ban on public meetings and gatherings of 50 people or more until further notice. This ban excludes premises such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets. The fine for breaching the ban on public gatherings is CI$1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment.
    Workplaces are open but employees are encouraged to work from home where possible. Restaurants and bars are open. Tables have to be 6 feet apart. Social distancing rules apply. Spas, gyms, hairdressers and public swimming pools are now open subject to social distancing rules. The bus service has resumed but buses are limited to 50% capacity. Taxis are limited to 2 passengers only. Educational facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

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    22.07.2020
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    Inbound restrictions:

    Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. People who have been in China in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the Cayman Islands. This does not apply to nationals and residents of the Cayman Islands. Residents of the Cayman Islands, who have been in China in the past 14 days, will be quarantined. Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual. From 16 March the Cayman Islands Government imposed a ban on cruise ships docking in the Cayman Islands for 60 days.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Inter-Island flights will continue; however, flights from Grand Cayman into Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be restricted to residents and essential persons, for example, medical staff. The Cayman Islands has implemented shelter-in-place regulations which restrict travel to public places (supermarkets, banks etc) between 4.30am and 10.00pm, and restricts all movement between 10.00pm and 4.30am except for essential workers. There is a ban on public meetings and gatherings of six people or more until further notice. This ban excludes premises such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets. The fine for breaching the ban on public gatherings is CI$1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment. Some workplaces, including retail shops and building sites are open. Other businesses including law and accounting firms remain closed but employees can work from home. Restaurants and bars are open for outdoor dining with table service only. Tables have to be 8 feet apart and are for a maximum of 6 people. Social distancing rules apply. Spas, gyms, hairdressers and public swimming pools are also closed. Strata pools and tennis courts can be used subject to social distancing rules. The bus service has resumed but buses are limited to 50% capacity. Taxis are limited to 2 passengers only. Educational facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

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    26.06.2020
  • Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands has suspended all international flights to Owen Roberts International (GCM) airport, with the exception of emergency and Medevac flights. They must obtain a prior approval from the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority.

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports in the Cayman Islands will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until at least 1 September 2020. Cruise ships and private vessels are not being accepted to the ports of the Cayman Islands.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A daily curfew is in effect from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. In indoor public places, it now is legally required to wear face coverings under certain conditions. These vary based on the public place, your age, any medical conditions you may have, as well as whether you are in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman.

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    12.06.2020
  • Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands has suspended all international flights to Owen Roberts International (GCM) airport, with the exception of emergency and Medevac flights. They must obtain a prior approval from the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Both international airports (Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac) are closed to all international flights; borders remain closed until at least 1 September. Only returning residents will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands. All cruise ships are banned until at least 1 September.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    The Cayman Islands has implemented shelter-in-place regulations which restrict travel to public places (supermarkets, banks etc) between 4.30am and 10.00pm, and restricts all movement between 10.00pm and 4.30am except for essential workers.
    There is a ban on public meetings and gatherings of six people or more until further notice. This ban excludes premises such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets. The fine for breaching the ban on public gatherings is CI$1,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment.
    Some workplaces, including retail shops and building sites are open. Other businesses including law and accounting firms remain closed but employees can work from home. The bus service has resumed but buses are limited to 50% capacity. Taxis are limited to 2 passengers only.The bus service has resumed but buses are limited to 50% capacity. Taxis are limited to 2 passengers only.

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    10.06.2020
  • Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands has suspended all international flights to Owen Roberts International (GCM) airport, with the exception of emergency and Medevac flights. They must obtain a prior approval from the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Both international airports (Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac) are closed to all international flights; borders remain closed until at least 1 September. Only returning residents will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands. All cruise ships are banned until at least 1 September.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    As of 19 May, the Shelter-in-Place restrictions have been eased with additional businesses allowed to reopen with limitations. From 4 May, a hard curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 05.00, Monday to Saturday. Breaking curfews will result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment. A soft curfew remains in place Monday through Saturday from 05.00 to 20.00. Residents should stay at home except for essential purposes; two hours a day are permitted for exercise. Beach access is allowed for exercise and swimming between 5:15 and 19.00 Monday through Saturday, using last name protocols. Those with last names starting with A-K are allowed to travel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those with names starting with L-Z may travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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    25.05.2020
  • Cayman Islands

    Inbound restrictions:

    Both international airports (Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac) are closed to all international flights; borders remain closed until at least 1 September. Only returning residents will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands. All cruise ships are banned until at least 1 September.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    As of 19 May, the Shelter-in-Place restrictions have been eased with additional businesses allowed to reopen with limitations. From 4 May, a hard curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 05.00, Monday to Saturday. Breaking curfews will result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment. A soft curfew remains in place Monday through Saturday from 05.00 to 20.00. Residents should stay at home except for essential purposes; two hours a day are permitted for exercise. Beach access is allowed for exercise and swimming between 5:15 and 19.00 Monday through Saturday, using last name protocols. Those with last names starting with A-K are allowed to travel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those with names starting with L-Z may travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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    22.05.2020
  • Cayman Islands Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual.

    Flights to Owen Roberts International (GCM) airport are suspended.
    – This does not apply to Cayman Airways domestic flights.
    – This does not apply to emergency and Medevac flights. They must obtain a prior approval from the Civil Aviation in Cayman Isl.

    Inter-Island flights will continue; however, flights from Grand Cayman into Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be restricted to residents and essential persons, for example, medical staff.

    Internal restrictions:

    A stay-at-home order is in place indefinitely which allows residents to leave their home for essential purposes only. The islands will be under a ‘hard’ curfew on Sundays, meaning all persons, except essential personnel, must remain at home. From 4 May, a curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 05.00, Monday to Saturday. Breaking curfews will result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment. All beach access is restricted. Those with last names starting with A-K are allowed to travel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those with names starting with L-Z may travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Health Services Authority/
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