Critical Alert


Cayman Islands likely to maintain COVID-19 entry restrictions for most foreigners through at least November. Quarantine measures in place.

 

Summary
Authorities in the Cayman Islands are likely to maintain international travel restrictions for most nonresident foreign travelers through at least November as part of ongoing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Seaports remain closed to cruise ships until Dec. 31. The list of international traveler categories permitted to enter the Cayman Islands remains unchanged:

  • Caymanians
  • Permanent residents
  • Work permit holders
  • Residential property owners
  • Student visa holders
  • Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders


Additional entry requirements and quarantine measures are being enforced for approved travelers. All persons wishing to enter the Cayman Islands are required to apply to TravelTime for pre-approval by completing an online form. All arriving passengers aged five years and older will be subject to COVID-19 testing at the airport. All incoming travelers must quarantine for 16 days, comprising 14 days of quarantine with a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken on day 15. The quarantine period ends once the second negative COVID-19 test has been confirmed. Travelers may quarantine at home or in a hotel, wearing a geofencing monitoring device, or agree to isolation in a government facility.

Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

 

Advice
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

 

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