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REOPENING CAYMAN

The Cayman Islands Government has launched a 5 phase plan to safely reopen the Cayman Islands’ borders. This includes the phased reintroduction of tourism to the economy and travel for Cayman’s residents.

The Government has stated that the safety, health and wellbeing of the wider community is their priority. Therefore, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Lee, and Public Health, will be monitoring the prevalence of COVID-19 to make assessments on the transition between phases.

[UPDATE]: As of Saturday, 20 November 2021, the Cayman Islands is in Phase 4 of the Reopening Plan.

Latest Reopening Updates:

Phase 1: Reduced quarantine period

  • 5 days – verified vaccinated
  • 10 days – unverified vaccinated
  • 14 days – unvaccinated
  • Returning Caymanians
  • Residents, Work Permit Holders
  • Others with close ties to the country (such as property owners)
  • No cruise tourism
  • 500 people indoors
  • 1,000 people outdoors
  • Public transport and taxi service to operate at full seating capacity, with masks

Phase 2: Reduced repatriation restrictions

  • 5 days – verified vaccinated
  • 10 days – unverified vaccinated
  • 14 days – unvaccinated
  • Returning Caymanians
  • Residents, Work Permit Holders
  • Others with close ties to the country (such as property owners)
  • No cruise tourism
  • 500 people indoors
  • 1,000 people outdoors
  • Public transport and taxi service to operate at full seating capacity, with masks

Phase 3: Limited introduction of tourism

  • 5 days – verified vaccinated
  • 10 days – unverified vaccinated
  • 14 days – unvaccinated
  • Securely verified vaccinated travellers aged 12 and over
  • Unvaccinated tourists under the age of 12 not allowed
  • Returning Caymanians
  • Residents and Work Permit Holders
  • Others with close ties to the country (such as property owners)
  • No cruise tourism
  • Public gatherings limited to 500 people indoors and 1,000 people outdoors
  • Processions, parades, etc, remain prohibited unless permitted by Regulations
  • No visits to places of quarantine or isolation
  • Frontline worker PCR testing continue

Phase 4: Reduced quarantine restrictions

  • 0 days – verified vaccinated
  • 0 days – non-securely verifiable fully vaccinated who travel 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.
  • 10 days – unverified vaccinated
  • 14 days – unvaccinated
  • All vaccinated travellers (securely and non-securely verifiable)
  • Unvaccinated Returning Caymanians, Residents and Work Permit Holders
  • Unvaccinated visitors who have close ties to the country (such as property owners)
  • Travellers below the age of 18 that are vaccinated with one dose when travelling from jurisdictions that only allow one dose for this age group
  • No cruise tourism
  • No unvaccinated tourists
  • Public gatherings limited to 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors
  • A total of 500 people are allowed in a public place when the space is partitioned into two areas
  • Processions, parades, etc, remain prohibited unless permitted by Regulations
  • No visits to places of quarantine or isolation
  • Frontline worker PCR testing continues

Key links

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VACCINATION CLINIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • The public is reminded to please bring your own face mask as they are required at the vaccination clinics.
  • Both Dose 1 & Dose 2 are available
  • Pfizer COVID vaccine is available to ALL persons 12 years and over.
  • Photo ID showing date of birth required
  • Bring your completed consent form for Dose 1. Visit hsa.ky to download the form here.
  • Persons who have received their first dose are reminded to get their second dose 21 days later or no longer than 12 weeks after the first dose.
  • When receiving your 2nd dose, you MUST also bring along your vaccination card reflecting your 1st dose.
  • Do not laminate your vaccination card at any time.(If you have already done so, please bring your vaccination card to the ORIA Vaccination Clinic along with your photo ID.)
  • Park in the long-term parking lot.
  • Do not bring children, when possible.
  • No pets allowed at the vaccination clinic.
  • Facemasks required.
  • Persons 60 years and older will be given priority.

Visit the HSA Website here.

Visit the Government website here.

Last year, the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce produced a dedicated COVID-19 website for COVID updates and communication. Visit  https://chambercovidupdates.ky/