Travel Requirements: Cayman Reopening

Travel Requirements: Cayman Reopening
Last updated: Dec 2, 2021

Important Updates

Effective Friday, 26 November 2021: The Cayman Islands Government has issued regulations that restrict travel to the Cayman Islands from some nine countries in southern Africa and one in Europe. The measures follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognising the variant first reported to have emerged in South Africa two days ago, as a variant of concern, which it has named Omicron. Countries from which travel is restricted include Belgium, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Persons who travel to, from or through these countries within the 21 days preceding their arrival in the Cayman Islands, must undergo PCR testing within 24 hours of arrival, and must also complete a quarantine period of not less than 14 days.

Travellers from these countries already in the Cayman Islands from these countries will also be required to complete a 14-day quarantine. For more travel information, please click here.


Welcome Back

 

The Cayman Islands enters Phase 4 of the bordering reopening plan on November 20, 2021. During this phase, fully vaccinated travellers (adults and children) can enter without quarantine, if they are traveling from a country with vaccination rates that are 60% or higher for the first dose of the vaccine and where those travellers spent at least 14 days prior to the date of travel. These countries include the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

  • If you are traveling from a country with a vaccination rate lower than 60% for the first dose of the vaccine, quarantine is required for 10 days.
  • Unvaccinated visitors are not able to travel to the Cayman Islands at this time, unless that visitor has a close tie to the Cayman Islands. A close tie is considered anyone who can demonstrate that they own a business or property in the Cayman Islands or has a close family tie. A family tie is anyone that is the spouse, civil partner, sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, grandchild, child or stepchild of a Caymanian or Resident.
  • If you are an unvaccinated Caymanian or Returning Resident, you are required to quarantine for 14 days.

For more information about vaccine requirements, quarantine, etc., please visit the official Cayman Islands Government website.

Note: We look forward to potentially welcoming unvaccinated children travelling with vaccinated adults in in Phase 5. However, the start date of Phase 5 has not yet been determined by the Cayman Islands Government.

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Travel Requirements

(Before and During Travel)
 
To ensure the health and safety of all person travelling to the Cayman Islands, all travellers must:
  1. Apply to the Travel Cayman portal for an official Certificate to Travel by requesting a Travel Declaration.
  2. Be fully vaccinated by a WHO approved vaccine
  3. Take a pre-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test 72 hours prior to departure with a negative result. 
  4. Have suitable Medical and Travel Insurance, which you should ensure that COVID-19 is not an exclusion to the existing policies. 
  5. Take a lateral flow test (LFT; also known as a rapid antigen test) on days 2, 5 and 10 of stay.