Cayman residents and visitors have long awaited a relaxation of visitation rules that until recently prevented some unvaccinated people from landing in Cayman. This has now changed, following announcements at a press briefing on August 19, 2022.
According to the government, from Wednesday August 24, 2022, the rules below will apply.
All travel restrictions will be removed.
Travel declarations/certificates will no longer be required for travel to/from Cayman Islands.
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter the country. In addition, unvaccinated people will no longer be required to self-quarantine.
No restrictions on public gathering numbers.
No restrictions on diving, snorkeling, boating, etc., activities.
Wearing a mask
Wearing a mask is still compulsory for medical places, retirement homes and prisons.
People who test positive should come to the HSA and stay home for at least 7 days until they test negative. This 7-day isolation period is mandatory for Covid positives.
The PCR test is mandatory for people who test positive. Drive-thru testing at HSA is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. These results will also help record the types of Covid variants.
People living with covid positive people must test daily for 7 days but are free to leave the house for school, work etc. with negative LFT results. However, they should stay home if they show symptoms.
Based on these changes, Travel Cayman will be dissolved. They currently have 87 officers on secondment to other government agencies. Others, who have not yet been placed, will hopefully be placed before the contracts expire on September 30, 2022. Arrangements will be in place to help these people.