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There are 5 levels of suppression
The details are are unique to each island, and two islands may be on the same level at the same time but have different provisions. See below for the specific details.
You can read the suppression levels here.
In the Cayman Islands no more than 1,000 people may gather outdoors and 500 indoors.
Public and processions and festive ceremonies are banned at all times, no matter how many people are involved. Uniformed and youth organisations are not included in the procession ban.
Read more on prevention measures here.
No more than 500 people may gather to exercise together indoors, and 1,000 outdoors.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you might feel worried about your privacy and want to remain anonymous. Your privacy is important and your healthcare providers and public health officials will always respect this. Click here to learn how the Government and other healthcare workers keep your information confidential and the importance of privacy when it comes to COVID-19 testing.
The Office of the Ombudsman is aware of concerns that individuals are seeking to identify, and even publicly expose, people who are infected with COVID-19. Aside from the moral, ethical and societal implications surrounding the stigma associated with naming and shaming another human being, there are legal implications if sensitive personal data is made public. Read more
You may wear a mask or cloth face covering outside of your own home. See also When & Why To Wear A Mask In The Cayman Islands.
As of Thursday, 15 July, 2021 some businesses may require you to wear a mask or face covering. Businesses have the authority to require any person who visits their establishment to wear a mask and to refuse entry to any person who refuses to do so.
In certain places, you may be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering. These include:
- health care facilities
- residential home care facilities
- prisons or places of detention
The Medical Officer of Health may also allow the owner or operator of other types of public places to require masks. If so, a notice will be issued and this website will be updated to reflect the current policy.
When using a taxi, omnibus or school bus, the driver and all passengers must wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times.
If you have an urgent need to travel between the Cayman Islands and any other destination, please click here to contact Travel Cayman.
Ensuring minimum impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Cayman Islands is the highest priority for the Cayman Islands Government, and this includes consideration on when borders will re-open.
From October 1, Phase 1 of travel will extend the categories of persons eligible to visit will 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 Travel Cayman process
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.
Direct Airline Bookings
The Cayman Islands Government is aware that some airline websites are offering flights to the Cayman Islands and accepting future bookings. The public is reminded that while the Cayman Islands borders remain closed, approval has not been granted for the operation of any commercial flights. Travellers who make reservations directly with any airline while the Islands borders are closed are doing so at their own risk. It should also be noted that airline vouchers issued by other airlines for such flights are not transferrable to the British Airways repatriation flights, nor are they valid for use on Cayman Airways.
Developed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the Public Health Department, these guidelines provide measures to prevent the spread of any potential community cases and facilitate a phased and safe re-entry of Cayman’s workforce. The guidelines should be reviewed in light of current government guidance.
As educational institutions and facilities resume operations, guidelines have also been issued for schools and early childhood care and education centres. Read more on our Education Guidance page.
Flights to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are provided by Cayman Airways and are from Grand Cayman only. No international flights are currently landing in Cayman Brac.
Persons may travel between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman without being tested for the COVID-19 virus provided that they are not showing any respiratory or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.
To book inter-island travel contact Cayman Airways directly at www.caymanairways.com
From October 1, during the first phase of the phased border reopening, all travellers returning from overseas will be required to undergo quarantine on Grand Cayman before traveling to the sister islands.
Read more here.
Policies In Action
As of 4:30am on Sunday, 21 June 2020, all "hard" curfew orders have been revoked in the Cayman Islands.
The "soft curfew" or "Shelter in Place" provisions have also been lifted and no longer apply to any of the Islands.
However, Regulations under the Public Health Law continue to provide for certain restrictions and requirements. Read more.
These restrictions are in place under the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19, 2021. These Regulations came into effect on 21 January 2021.
Restrictions on businesses and operations at this time include but are not limited to:
- Educational establishments and facilities, including summer camps and vacation bible schools, may operate subject to relevant guidelines.
- Visitation is restricted at health care facilities, prisons and places of detention, isolation facilities, and residential care homes in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
- Exercise and contact sports are permitted subject to public gathering restrictions on participants and spectators.
- A boat may not operate with no more than 500 persons or the legal maximum capacity, whichever is lesser. Boats are not permitted to congregate if more than 500 people are gathered in total or to conduct activities in certain areas.
- Taxis and omnibuses may operate on the condition that all drivers and passengers wear face masks or cloth face coverings.
- In some public places you may be required to wear a mask or face covering. These include healthcare facilities, residential care home facilities, prisons and airports. In other public places, if you wish to wear a mask or cloth face covering, you cannot be denied entry by the owner or operator. Some Businesses may require you to wear a mask and can refuse entry if you do not.
- Businesses shall not use or permit the use of a hookah, shisha pipe or water pipe.
- Scuba or snorkelling equipment for any activity in Grand Cayman, including training in scuba diving or snorkelling, may be rented but under certain restrictions in place. Read more.
Businesses no longer require curfew exemptions or permission from the Competent Authority ("Curfew Time") in order to open. However, owners and operators must be aware of restrictions and requirements that continue to apply to their specific operations. Read more
As of Tuesday, 25 August 2020, social distancing is not legally required in public spaces in the Cayman Islands. Persons may or may not choose to practice social distancing as they judge best.
It is recommended to maintain distancing where possible, especially in public places, if you are in a vulnerable group or visiting with the elderly and vulnerable. It is always recommended to maintain distancing from strangers, the elderly, and the vulnerable.
No more than 1,000 persons are allowed to gather in public outdoors and 500 indoors.
Parades, including carnival parades, still prohibited, regardless of location and the number of persons participating, and require the express approval of the Cabinet via regulation to occur. There is no prohibition on parties, stage shows, concerts and other social activities related to parades, however.
Effective June 23rd, mandatory quarantine has been reduced from ten to five days for those vaccinated by the HSA or where securely verified. Unvaccinated travellers and for those where the vaccination certificate cannot be
securely verified are required to complete a 14-day quarantine period.
A 72-hour pre-arrival PCR test is required for all inbound passengers as well as testing at the end of the quarantine period. Read more