Travel Requirements: Cayman Reopening

Travel Requirements: Cayman Reopening
Last updated: Jan 20, 2022

Important Update

Effective Thursday, 20 January 2022: The Cayman Islands is moving into Phase 5 of the National Border Reopening Plan.

In Phase 5, children age 11 and younger will assume the vaccination status of their adult travel companions, allowing them to travel to the Cayman Islands.

Travellers age 5 and over are required to take a pre-departure test, either a certified rapid test/lateral flow test (LFT) or PCR test, no earlier than the day before their departure.

The on-island testing regime for all inbound travellers age 5 and over will change to Days 2, 5 and 7 (previously Days 2, 5 and 10). Inbound travellers will continue to be required to get certified LFTs at an approved provider on Days 2, 5 and 7.

A negative certified LFT or PCR test will be required prior to travel to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.


Welcome Back

The Cayman Islands entered Phase 5 of the bordering reopening plan on January 20, 2022. During this phase, fully vaccinated travellers (adults and children) can enter without having to 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.

  • Children age 11 and younger will take the vaccination status of their parents, allowing fully vaccinated visitors to travel with children age 11 and younger.
  • 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 7 days.
  • Unvaccinated visitors (age 12 and over) 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 10 days.

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

Travel Requirements

(Before and During Travel)
To ensure the health and safety of all persons 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 certified rapid test (can be self-administered, if video observed by a provider such as AZOVA) or a PCR test the day before departure with a negative result, this is required for all travellers age 5 and older. ("Departures" is defined by the departure of any connecting fight or transit flights to the Cayman Islands, where the layover between flights is no more than twelve hours. This means a traveller should have proof of a negative test result twelve hours prior to their take off time to arrive in the Cayman Islands.) 
  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 7 of stay.
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In preparation for your departure from the Cayman Islands please ensure to check the travel mandates for your return destination. For inbound travel to the US, effective December 6, air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding.