Grand Cayman Removed From The Zika Watch List!
EVEN OUR STINGRAYS ARE HAPPY ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS!
The Government of Grand Cayman received word from the United States Center For Disease Control that Grand Cayman and it’s sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, have been removed from its Zika Travel Advisory List.
Grand Cayman was placed on the list last year when a local transmission of the virus was reported.
There have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika this year and only one imported case in early February.*
“This is very good news because it means that visitors can come and not worry about contracting the virus,” said Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez. “Previously, we regularly had people ringing up from overseas who wanted to visit, but after seeing us on the CDC list they were worried that they might contract the virus. This was particularly true of people who were pregnant or wanted to become pregnant.”
Islands that continue to be on the CDC watch list in the Caribbean currently include:
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; The Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire; British Virgin Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Montserrat; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saba; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; US Virgin Islands
One more reason to choose Grand Cayman. Our Grand Cayman Villas and Condos guests are glad they did!
*Source: Cayman Compass, July 31, 2017