Support for Travellers In The Cayman Islands F.A.Qs
This section covers questions relating to the support for travellers in regards to COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. Click the links below to skip to the relevant questions or scroll down to read more.
Travel Advice Frequently Asked Questions
- What If I Need To Travel While The Airport Is Closed?
- What If My Permission To Remain In The Cayman Islands Expires?
- How Do I Get A Visitor Extension?
- Where Can I Get The Most Up-to-date Travel Advice?
- Will I Need To Self Isolate When I Get Home?
- I Have A Trip Booked, When Will The Airport Be Open?
- More Questions?
What if I need to travel while the airport is closed?
If you need help with leaving Cayman, fill out our online TravelTime form.
This form is open to all nationalities who are currently within the Cayman Islands and need to leave. It is also open to Caymanians and other residents who wish to return home to Cayman. We will record your information and contact you as flights are organised.
What do I do if I am a visitor whose permission to remain in the Cayman Islands expires soon?
Visitors whose permission to remain in the Islands has expired are not required to submit a Visitor Extension Application.
Visitors will not have to present themselves to a Customs and Border Control Officer and no action will be taken for permission extensions at this time.
We strongly encourage persons to register using our online form and take the necessary steps to leave the island once an opportunity presents itself.
How do I get a visitor extension at this time?
Customs & Border Control (CBC) is advising the public that the Extensions & Visa office on Elgin Avenue remains closed until further notice.
The CBC Visitor Extension Process has been varied due to COVID-19 measures.
Visit www.cbc.gov.ky for updates and information.
Where can I get the most up-to-date travel advice?
The Ministry of Health advises the public to follow the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) at gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus.
If you're planning to travel abroad, you should also check the country by country travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Specific travel advice may also be issued here on gov.ky/coronavirus.
As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. Cabinet also advises that the public should avoid all but essential travel until there is a measurable change in the global situation.
Will I need to self-isolate when I get home?
It is recommended that you review the current COVID-19 guidance for your country to determine if and for how long you will need to self-isolate when you return.
I have a trip booked to the Cayman Islands, When Will The Airport Be Open?
All airports in the Cayman Islands — Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman airport — will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until 1 September 2020, according to decisions taken by Cabinet. Official decisions regarding border opening will continue to be reviewed by the Cayman Islands Government and announced accordingly.
Exceptions continue to be made for essential services, health emergencies and to accommodate evacuation flights organised by the Governor's Office or with approval from the relevant authority.
Approved travel to the Sister Islands is restricted to returning residents and essential services such as cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services. Adherence to the Shelter In Place regulations, which includes mandatory isolation periods, must be followed.