Cayman Islands Moves One Phase Closer To A Full Reopening

by Carolee Chanona

Starting November 20, the Cayman Islands enters Phase 4 of their reopening plan, which waives quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers. As of Nov. 20 in this phase, Caymanians, Residents (including work permit holders), and vaccinated tourist visitors may enter—all travelers must apply for entry on the Travel Cayman Portal.

Who’ll Need To Still Quarantine After Phase 4 of Cayman Island’s Reopening on November 20?

Caribbean, Cayman Islands, George Town, Westbay and Cypress Pointe

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“With a high percentage of the population now vaccinated, we are keen to relax the current restrictions and move to phase four of our reopening program on November 20th,” said Kenneth Bryan, Minister for Tourism and Transport in the Cayman Islands.

Following 20 Nov, the following groups of travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after arriving in the Cayman Islands:

  • Securely verifiable fully vaccinated travelers (click here for more information on what is considered a verifiable vaccine)
  • Non-securely verifiable fully vaccinated travelers who travel from a country with vaccination rates that are 60% or higher for the first dose of the vaccine and where those travelers 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)

While travelers who fall into those categories will no longer need to quarantine, they will be required to take three lateral flow screening tests following arrival, on day two, day five, and day 10. Those allowed to arrive in Cayman who fall outside the categories listed above will still need to quarantine for varying amounts of time:

  • 14 days quarantine for unvaccinated adult travelers and travel parties with unvaccinated minors.
  • 10 days quarantine for non-securely verifiable vaccinated travelers who are traveling from a country with a vaccination rate below 60% for the first dose of the vaccine.
Header image shows Stingray City. Photo credit Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

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