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 You

Arrangements have been made to accommodate inbound passengers on international flights who are transiting Grand Cayman for the Sister Islands.

Isolation Accommodations

On 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.

Get In Touch

Persons wishing to utilize the provided accommodations should contact the NEOC hotline at: 1-800-534-6555 or NEOC@gov.ky.

 

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.

 

1. Pre-flight

If you have any questions please call 1 800 534 6555 or email neoc@gov.ky. 

If you decide to self-isolate at the designated hotel please provide advanced information by contacting neoc@gov.kyWhen emailing neoc@gov.ky advanced information, please provide the following details:

Age:

Travel date:

Estimated time of arrival:

Airline:

Flight Number:

Name of on-island contact: 

Contact number:

 

2. Arrival

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.

 

3. Self-isolation

All passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days once they arrive. There are several options for self-isolation:

 

At facility

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.

 

At home

If you choose to self-isolate at home, all members of your household must join you in self-isolation.

This means no visitors, and no movements in or out of the household. If anyone develops symptoms, seek help by calling the 'flu hotline on 1 800 534 8600 or 947 3077. For emergencies call 911

 

 

Thought Process For Students Returning From Overseas

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For the latest information and updates please visit www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus  or www.gov.ky/coronavirus.

 

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.

 

For the latest information and updates please visit www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus  or www.gov.ky/coronavirus.

 

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