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Cayman Islands COVID-19 Travel Requirements

The Cayman Islands borders are now open to fully vaccinated travelers. This means that the mandatory quarantine period will be removed only for fully vaccinated travelers.

Updated:

February 17, 2022

Cayman Islands COVID-19 Travel Requirements

David Lyons

Guest contributor

Feb 17, 2022

Louis A. Cona, MD

Medical Director | DVC Stem

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The borders of the Cayman Islands are in a phased reopening process, which will expand within the next couple of months. This means that the airport is open but travel must be approved by the Cayman Islands Government & all visitors must participate in a mandatory 10 - 14 day quarantine.

Welcome Back

Phase 5 of the Cayman Islands reopening plan commenced on 20 January 2022.  Premier Hon. Wayne Panton announced this at a COVID-19 community update.

All children, Caymanians, residents or visitors, arriving as travellers, will now take on the vaccination status of the adult they are travelling with, resulting in no need to quarantine for the majority of travellers. The children of unvaccinated parents will continue to have to quarantine, upon arrival, albeit all for a recently reduced shorter period of time (now for 10 days instead of 14).

  • 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 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 person 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 pre-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Rapid Antigen Test test no later than 24 hours prior to departure with a negative result.
  4. Have suitable Medical and Travel Insurance, which you should ensure that COVID-19 is not an exclusion to the existing policies.

If you have any questions about current travel restrictions please contact our Patient Management Team.

Please note: the testing time-frame has been tightened to no earlier than the day before travel. This replaces the previously allowed 72-hour timeframe for pre-travel testing.

  • Therefore, an approved test administered after midnight the day before travel is acceptable
  • This enables persons with very early or late travel bookings to comply

What tests will be accepted?

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Test
  • Accepted antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic, commonly referred to as a Lateral Flow Test (LFT)

Please note: Tests must be administered and certified by a health care or testing service provider who is authorized by the local government to provide testing services

Vaccinated Travellers

As of Saturday 20 November, 2021. quarantine is not required for:

  • Securely verifiable fully vaccinated travellers.
  • Non-securely verifiable fully vaccinated travellers 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.
  • Caymanians/Permanent Residents who were fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (locally or overseas).

Travellers that are securely verifiable and non-securely verifiable fully vaccinated travellers travelling from a country with a vaccination rate higher than 60% for the first dose of the vaccine and where those travellers spent at least 14 days prior to the date of travel, will complete a Travel Declaration through the Travel Cayman Portal.

Travellers will be required to present their travel declatarion document for authentication upon arrival.

Any fully vaccinated person who is quarantining with another person (including a child) who is not fully vaccinated will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine with a negative day 15 exit PCR test.

Vaccination Criteria:

    Fully Vaccinated: A person is considered fully vaccinated if they have had a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival to the Cayman Islands (or prior to entering quarantine if you are an occupant of the residence where a traveller will quarantine).
  • Securely Verifiable Vaccination Certificate: The certificate must be securely verifiable according to international standards approved by the Medical Officer of Health. Click here to find out more and to determine if your vaccination certificate is securely verifiable.
  • Additional certificates will be added to the list of accepted securely verifiable certificates once it is deemed that they meet the criteria established by the Medical Officer of Health.
  • Approved Vaccines: The following vaccines have been approved by the Chief Medical Officer:
  • Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) (single dose)
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
  • European Version
  • SK Bio Version
  • Serum Institute of India version ‘Covishield’
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
  • Sinopharm (two doses)
  • Sinovac (two doses)


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About the author

Louis A. Cona, MD

Louis A. Cona, MD

Dr. Cona has been performing stem cell therapy for over 10 years. He is a member of the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (WAAAM). He is also a recognized member of the British Medical Association, the General Medical Council (UK), the Caribbean College of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the Medical Director for DVC Stem a world-renowned stem cell therapy clinic located in Grand Cayman.

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