Travelers Returning from Abroad to the Sister Islands
There is heightened concern given the high percentage of elderly persons residing in the Sister Islands, the limited resources on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, and the additional challenges for serious cases given the remoteness of the Islands. For these reasons, all international travelers who planned to continue to the Sister Islands are being given accommodations to self-isolate at a dedicated hotel in Grand Cayman.We strongly urge persons not to continue through to the Sister Islands. We are therefore giving them the means to do the responsible thing and stay in place in Grand Cayman until the self-isolation period has expired or another provision can be made which can provide similar assurance
Arrangements For YouArrangements have been made to accommodate inbound passengers on international flights who are transiting Grand Cayman for the Sister Islands.
Isolation AccommodationsOn medical advice, isolation accommodations have been made available to all persons arriving on flights from abroad who planned to continue to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. This includes students and others.
Students Returning From Overseas
The following support procedures are in place for adult students who live in the Cayman Islands and are arriving from overseas between Thursday 19 March and Sunday 22 March.
All students returning to the Cayman Islands are reminded that self-isolation (also known as home-isolation) is required of all international arrivals. For more details on self-isolation visit our F.A.Q section.
Students are encouraged to review and discuss self-isolation options with their families prior to arrival.
Adult students who live in the Cayman Islands have options on where they will self-isolate. We encourage you to go to the designated self-isolation facility at a local hotel. Alternatively, you can choose to self-isolate at home along with your entire household. More details on this can be found below.
If you decide to self-isolate at the designated hotel please provide advanced information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing email@example.com advanced information, please provide the following details:
Estimated time of arrival:
Name of on-island contact:
Upon arrival there will be passenger screening inside the airport which may result in longer than usual processing times.
During this time you will be provided options for home/self-isolation. Students are encouraged to consider utilizing the self-isolation facilities provided as your return to your household will require the entire household to isolate.
If you choose to stay at the designated hotel you will be taken directly from the airport and will not have the option to meet and greet families and friends. However, you will have the option to meet them virtually once you have checked-in. Families are discouraged from waiting at the airport as this transfer will happen air-side.
Following arrival, if a student is displaying symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, or coughing, further guidance will provided by Public Health.
All passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days once they arrive. There are several options for self-isolation:
The government has arranged free hotel accommodations for returning students who are 18 years of age and older in order to self-isolate away from home. This option is recommended for everyone. In particular, you should consider this option if you have family who are have underlying medical conditions, are elderly, or work in essential services (such as all uniform services or medical staff) and you wish to protect them.
Free accommodation, meals, access to WiFi and basic support services will be provided as required.
To help reduce the risk of possible transmission of COVID-19 to your friends and families, students will not be able to participate in a physical meet and greet on arrival but instead direct transportation will be provided from the airport to the self-isolation facility. There will be plenty of ways to virtually connect with people during your self-isolation.
Note: To accommodate persons with family members working AM and PM shifts, drop-off hours for the COVID-19 isolation facility for students have changed with immediate effect. The new times to leave packages are 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. daily. For a variety of reasons, including the security of isolated persons, shelter managers are asking family members and friends to adhere strictly to these times.
If you choose to self-isolate at home, all members of your household must join you in self-isolation.
Thought Process For Students Returning From Overseas
Other Residents Returning From Overseas
The following procedures are in place for those arriving from overseas between Thursday 19 March and Sunday 22 March.
All residents returning to the Cayman Islands are reminded that home-isolation (also known as self-isolation) is required of all international arrivals. For more details on self-isolation visit our F.A.Q section.
Visit our FAQs page.