Cayman Removes On-Island Testing

NEW! Effective today, February 18, the Cayman Islands has dropped the on-island testing requirement for vaccinated travelers as part of their Phase 5 border reopening plan.

Phase 5 also permits unvaccinated children under the age of 11 to travel with their vaccinated parents/guardian.

All travelers must register their itinerary and vaccination status with Travel Cayman for approved entry into the country. We recommend starting this process no later than 30 days prior to arrival.

Cayman will require proof of a negative test result taken no earlier than the day before arrival. AZOVA rapid home test kits have been approved for travel to the Cayman Islands. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from pre-arrival testing. 

Pre-departure testing may be required depending on your country of origin. 

For official guidance and travel updates, please visit the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

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Cayman Drops On-Island Testing

NEW! Effective today, February 18, the Cayman Islands has dropped the on-island testing requirement for vaccinated travelers as part of their Phase 5 border reopening plan.

Phase 5 also permits unvaccinated children under the age of 11 to travel with their vaccinated parents/guardian.

All travelers must register their itinerary and vaccination status with Travel Cayman for approved entry into the country. We recommend starting this process no later than 30 days prior to arrival.

Cayman will require proof of a negative test result taken no earlier than the day before arrival. AZOVA rapid home test kits have been approved for travel to the Cayman Islands. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from pre-arrival testing. 

Pre-departure testing may be a requirement depending on your country of origin. 

For official guidance and travel updates, please visit the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Reopening Timeline

The Cayman Islands' phased reopening strategy will carry a further relaxing of travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated tourists. As of February 18th, on-island testing is no longer required for vaccinated travelers.

PHASE 4

Quarantine removed for all vaccinated arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register with Travel Cayman and undergo LFT testing on Days 2, 5, & 7 while on-island. 

PHASE 5

 Effective Immediately:   Unvaccinated children, aged 11 and under, can travel with vaccinated parents without quarantine. On-island LFT testing is no longer required.

FULL REOPEN

TBD: Government will evaluate prior Phases and announce a full reopening of the border for all tourists.

The Reopening Timeline

 

Current Travel Conditions
(AS OF FEB. 18, 2022)

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Flights

Inbound flights have expanded and now inlcude American Airlines, United Airlines, Cayman Airways, JetBlue, British Airways, and WestJet. Additional flights will be added by March 2022.

Eligible Travelers

Fully-vaccinated travelers & their unvaccinated children ages 11 and under, Caymanians, permanent residents, work permit holders, property owners, and those approved via Travel Cayman.

Confirmed Flights

The following airlines are currently operating direct flights to Cayman. Click airline links for flight availability:

  • American Airlines - daily service from Miami. 
  • United Airlines - weekly service from Chicago, Houston, Newark, & Washington, DC (IAD).
  • Cayman Airways - weekly service from Miami, Tampa, and New York (JFK).
  • JetBlue - weekly service from New York (JFK), Boston, and Ft. Lauderdale.
  • British Airways - weekly service from London via The Bahamas.
  • WestJet - 2 weekly direct flights from Toronto.

Upcoming Flights

Additional direct flights from major US carriers availble in the coming weeks:

  • American Airlines - nonstop service from Charlotte begins Mar. 5. 
  • Delta - weekly service from Atlanta begins Mar. 5.
  • Southwest - flights from Ft. Lauderdale and Baltimore begin Mar 12.

Arrival Protocols

NEW! Effective February 18, the on-island testing requirement is no longer required. Fully vaccinated travelers can bypass quarantine by providing the following:

  • Provide proof of full 2-dose COVID vaccination
  • Pre-register travel & vaccination status with Travel Cayman
  • Provide proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken no earlier than the day before arrival. Children under 4 are exempt from testing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Requirements

Status: Phased Reopening

  • Travel pre-authorization required via Travel Cayman.
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken 72 hours or less prior to travel.
  • Undergo a COVID PCR test on arrival in Grand Cayman.

Arrival Protocols

Upon Arrival:

  • Quarantine at Residence for 10 5 days if vaccinated, 14 days if unvaccinated.
  • Wear a GPS health monitoring device in quarantine.
  • All travelers must be tested before exiting quarantine.

Entry Requirements

Status: Phased Reopening

  • Travel pre-authorization required via Travel Cayman.
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken 72 hours or less prior to travel.
  • Undergo a COVID PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Grand Cayman.

Arrival Protocols

Upon Arrival:

  • Quarantine at Residence for 10 5 days if vaccinated, 14 days if unvaccinated.
  • Wear a GPS health monitoring device in quarantine.
  • All travellers must be tested before exiting quarantine.

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Vacation villas for every budget. Snorkel gear and baby essentials included in the nightly rate. Plus, discounts on private charters and watersport rentals. Discover the many reasons to book your stay with us!

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All of our properties are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and maintained by a local property manager. With over 80 homes all across the island, we have the perfect home for you that's also friendly on your budget. We'll even provide the snorkel gear!

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Silver Thatch Guest Services is our on-island hospitality brand to help take the stress of travel planning off your shoulders. From private shuttle service to kayak rentals, grocery delivery, mobile massage, and more, let Silver Thatch link you to the island's best vendors.

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At-Villa Delivery

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