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Cayman Islands

Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Cayman Islands

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, Mexico, US, and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals):
Only Caymanians, permanent residents, work permit holders and their families, persons who own residential property within the Cayman Islands, students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands, persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders; such as spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents, children and siblings, persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program, and visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team are allowed to enter the Cayman Islands.

Only limited air travel services are provided between the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom, the United States, Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras.

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: N/A

C) Traveller’s Health Declaration (DSV):
Travellers planning on visiting the Cayman Islands need to submit a request for essential travel on the Cayman Islands TravelTime website: https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-returning-from-overseas
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
All travellers over the age of ten need to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Cayman Islands

B) Type of test and number of hours:
A PCR test must taken within 72 hours prior to arrival is mandatory.

C) Additional testing after arriving?
Travellers will undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. After 14 days of quarantine, they will get tested again. Quarantine can cease upon confirmation of a negative result.

D) Exemptions?
Traveller that have completed a full course of vaccination by the HSA against COVID-19 disease at least 14 days before boarding are not required to undergo pre-arrival testing and will be allowed to board as long as they present the original vaccination card at airline check-in and Passport control upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
All travellers are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days.

B) Where must travellers quarantine?
Quarantine can be in a government facility, a privately-run facility or at a private residence wearing a monitoring device. Quarantine at government sponsored facilities is only available for residents, permanent residents and government employees.

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine?
On the 15th day, they will get tested again. Quarantine can cease upon confirmation of a negative result.

D) Exemptions
Travellers who have been vaccinated can reduce their quarantine to ten days but still must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, be tested upon arrival and have a negative test result taken on the last day of quarantine in order to be released from quarantine.
(Until further notice)

Private jets or charter aircraft must contact the Civil Aviation Authority at civil.aviation@caacayman.com for prior authorisation (this process can take up to six days).
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)
Travellers are not allowed to depart before their mandatory quarantine period is completed. If their departure is essential, travellers must request approval from the Medical Officer of Health at travelcayman@gov.ky.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticThe Cayman Islands are currently at a Level 2, Minimal Suppression Level. This is categorized as part of a five tier system where Level 5 indicates the most restrictions and highest risks down to Level 1, which indicates that "all is clear".
(Until further notice)
Face masks and social distancing measures are not mandatory but are required in some locations such as airports, taxis or omnibuses, healthcare facilities and other places specified by the Medical Officer of Health. They are recommended for vulnerable groups or if visiting people in vulnerable groups.
Indoor and outdoor dining are permitted in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac with strict social distancing and capacity requirements.
(Until further notice)
Those wishing to travel by air between the islands will no longer need to undergo a COVID-19 test as long as they have been in the Cayman Islands for at least two weeks and have no symptoms associated with COVID-19.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Cayman Islands (UK)

COVID-19 information for Cayman Islands (UK)

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Risks to visiting personnel will remain insignificant, with crime rates remaining low. The islands face risks from hurricanes and tropical storms during the annual hurricane season between June and November.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Cayman Islands
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Routine Vaccinations

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