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We are still accepting patients. Read about our COVID-19 statement here.

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COVID-19 Operations Update

COVID-19 Update: The Cayman Islands is taking this pandemic very seriously and has been able to prevent the spread of the virus in the islands.

David Lyons

Guest contributor

Oct 2, 2020

Louis A. Cona, MD

Medical Director of DVC Stem

Stem cell therapy clinic in Grand Cayman

Updated:

Friday, October 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update: The Cayman Islands is taking this pandemic very seriously and has been able to prevent the spread of the virus in the islands.

COVID-19 Operations Update

DVC Stem is still accepting new patients and processing patient packages.

Update: October 1, 2020

The government has this week adopted a phased reopening plan, starting Oct 1st. This mostly applies to citizens, residents, work permit holders, property owners, and other approved visitors. It involves flight planning through the TravelTime website, as well as a 14-day home quarantine after arrival.

Medical providers are still in the process of lobbying government to allow exemptions for medical patients, but that has not yet been decided. We are learning more details as the days pass, but that is the latest update.

What’s New In The Phase 1 Pilot Programme- Commencing 1st October 2020

Criteria For Entering The Cayman Islands

In Phase 1 the categories of persons eligible to visit will be extended beyond Caymanians, permanent residents, work permit holders and their families, to also include:

  • persons who own residential property within the Cayman Islands; and
  • other approved visitors approved via the TravelTime process (TravelTime form)

Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, border opening and arrivals decisions will continue to be evaluated and the process is subject to change. Travellers are advised to check this website frequently for the latest news and information prior to confirming travel plans.

Entry Requirements

All persons wishing to enter the Cayman Islands will be required to apply to TravelTime for pre-approval to travel to the Cayman Islands from this TravelTime form.

When applying for pre-travel approval, travellers must:

  • Either request to participate in the Quarantine at Residence Programme and wear a geofencing monitoring device, OR agree to isolate on arrival in a government centre for a minimum of 16 days. The preferred option must be declared as part of the application through TravelTime.
  • Non-resident travellers must provide proof of health insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage.

All passengers must present their travel authorization certificate issued by TravelTime along with any other standard documents required for travel at flight check-in

Persons who do not participate in the Quarantine at Residence Programme will be required to isolate in a government facility for a minimum period of 16 days, comprising of 14 days quarantine with a PCR test on day 15. A negative test result is required to leave the facility.

Quarantine At Residence Programme


The locations where persons may quarantine will be expanded to allow for isolation in residential accommodations or other accommodations approved by the Medical Officer of Health, in addition to government-operated quarantine facilities which are coordinated by TravelTime prior to arrival.

Those wishing to quarantine in a residence will be required to:

  1. Apply for approval through Travel Time exploregov.ky/traveltime
  2. Remain in mandatory quarantine approved by the Medical Officer of Health
  3. Will be required to isolate for a minimum period of 16 days, comprising of 14 days quarantine with a PCR test on day 15. A negative test result is required to leave the facility.
  4. Acknowledge that others at their residence would also be required to quarantine
  5. Wear a device with geo-fencing technology
  6. Undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival at the airport

Note: Children aged 5 and up are required to wear  monitoring device and to be PCR tested.

Our team is continuing to work with patients to complete pre-treatment requirements and remain on track to accept appointments at earliest possibility once the border has fully re-opened. We appreciate the patience and flexibility of our patients while we work through the ongoing travel obstacles.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our team at info@dvcstem.com or call us at 877-DVC-STEM.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-returning-from-overseas#border-reopening

Update: August 7, 2020

On August 7th, the Government of the Cayman Islands unfortunately announced that the borders would remain closed for an additional 30 days, moving to a date of October 1st, 2020. While the border was on track to be opened on September 1st, they have cited the recent spread of the virus globally, especially in United States, where most of our flights originate. Until the border is officially reopened, travel to the Cayman Islands is extremely limited and heavily restricted, and there has been no exemption made as of yet for medical patients.

Our team is continuing to work with patients to complete pre-treatment requirements and remain on track to accept appointments at earliest possibility once the border is opened. We appreciate the patience and flexibility of our patients while we work through the ongoing travel obstacles.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our team at info@dvcstem.com or call us at 877-DVC-STEM.


COVID-19 Update: March 22, 2020

The Cayman Islands is taking this pandemic very seriously and has been able to prevent the spread of the virus in the islands.  

Our ports of entry are currently closed for international travel. We are still accepting patient applications for future treatment dates, and our medical team is still processing incoming patient pre-treatment packages normally. Once a patient has completed their pre-treatment requirements, they will be put on a contact list to schedule a treatment date at earliest availability.

The latest guidance from the Cayman Islands Government indicates the estimated opening of the ports of entry will not be until September 1st, 2020. This date may be shifted earlier, depending on the progression of the coronavirus pandemic globally.

Cargo and courier flights are unaffected by this temporary airport closure & our supply chain is still functioning normally.

Airports in the Cayman Islands were first closed at 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Our medical and admin staff are still operating and handling patient cases during our operating hours (M-F 9am-5pm CST) in preparation to continue treatments when the airport reopens. Our patient management team can be reached at info@dvcstem.com or by calling 877-DVC-STEM.

We look forward to returning to normal operations and seeing our patients again in the near future.  

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"Dr. Cona is a leading edge stem cell treatment physician"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient

2 DAYS POST TREATMENT

"Is the video I posted from this morning! My speech is so easy for me now, got easier throughout the day! I can talk like a NYer (fast) for the first time in years! Praise God!"

- Matthew Murry

EXCITING IMPROVEMENTS

Only 3 days after treatment, Matthew is now able to touch his nose with his eyes closed as well as touch his thumb and pinky together. Both of which he was previously unable to do before treatment.

We are excited to see his continued progress. His story will be updated here so keep an eye out!

Matthew showing his progress with mobility

Matthew Murry - 3 days post treatment

"This is exciting stuff, god bless"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient

2 WEEKS POST TREATMENT

Matthew experiences sensation in the bottom of his feet after receiving a simple nerve test.

His left foot did not experience any sensation or move at all, but what happened to his right foot is extremely exciting!

50 DAYS POST TREATMENT

Matthew is now able to lift his leg unassisted. He was previously unable to do so.

Matthew is experiencing the benefits of stem cell therapy first hand. You can view his progress video here.


Matthew showing some amazing mobility improvements.

Matthew Murry - 50 days post treatment

"Amazing progress from one of our MS patients Matthew Murray"

Louis A. Cona, MD - DVC Stem

3 MONTHS POST TREATMENT

Matthew is able to stand up with the assistance of stability bars.

David Lyons

Multiple Sclerosis

Although David Lyons was able to successfully fight Multiple Sclerosis through a strict regimen of diet and exercise, he wanted to ensure he was doing everything he could to stay fit. Multiple Sclerosis can be managed with treatment, but there is currently no cure for the disease. For that reason, David came to DVC Stem years ago to use the regenerative and anti-inflammatory attributes of stem cells to aid in his fight for fitness.

The positive results he experienced enabled David to stay strong in the gym, now into his 60s, and that is why he continues to support our clinic to this day.

Are you a candidate?

Complete our online application form to find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy.

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About Our Medical DIrector

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.

Are you a candidate?

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