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COVID-19 Guidance: Outbound Travel

Cayman Islands Government
Published: October 8 2020
Last Updated: March 25, 2021

Cayman Islands Outbound Travel Guidance

This section covers information relating to outbound travel & repatriation flights in regards to COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. 


Outbound international flights from the Cayman Islands are repatriation flights.

The two airline carriers operating repatriation flights from the Cayman Islands are British Airways and Cayman Airways.

Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged, as options to return are limited and your stay overseas may be longer than anticipated.

All travellers returning to the UK must:

Prior to Traveling:

  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
  • Book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine
  • Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number

 Upon Arrival in the UK

  • Quarantine in the place you’re staying or in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days when you arrive in England
  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining [unless your job permits exemption]
  • You may be able to end your quarantine early by booking a third coronavirus test through Test to Release.
  • Follow the national lockdown rules

If you break the quarantine rules, you may face a penalty of up to £10,000.

on departing from the UK. It should also be noted that the fine for travelling out of the UK without a valid reason has increased from £200 to £5,000. You can read more here. The Cayman Islands is not exempt from these regulations.

UK Test Centres

A list of UK test centres can be found here by region.


Questions About Going To The UK

For more information about going to the UK and frequently asked questions click here.


Types Of Travel

British Airways

British Airways operates a weekly service between Grand Cayman and Heathrow Airport, UK. Flights can be booked directly at www.ba.com.


Cayman Airways

Cayman Islands is offering repatriation flights from Grand Cayman based on demand.

To book a repatriation flight from Grand Cayman, visit www.caymanairways.com or call Cayman Airways Reservations at 345-949-2311.


Private Jet & Private Charter

If you are intending to travel from the Cayman Islands in a private jet or charter, your aircraft operator must contact the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands at civil.aviation@caacayman.com for prior authorisation. The Civil Aviation Authority requires up to 6 days’ to provide authorisations. For further information please refer to the CAACI website.


Note: Some airlines are offering flights to the Cayman Islands and accepting future bookings. However, no airlines have permission to operate commercial flights while our borders are closed. If you make reservations directly with any airline while the island borders are closed you do so at your own risk and should be aware that vouchers issued by airlines are not transferable to British Airways or Cayman Airways repatriation flights


Information On Repatriation Flights And Residents Seeking To Return To Home Countries


Until borders are fully opened, only private aircraft operations or charters and repatriation flights operated by Cayman Airways and British Airways are allowed to enter Cayman. Although Travel Cayman approval is not required to leave the Island, Government continues to caution residents that travel should be limited to essential or medical needs only.

Cayman Airways is currently providing repatriation service to Miami, USA; Kingston, Jamaica; and, Le Ceiba, Honduras. British Airways operates a weekly service between Grand Cayman and London, Heathrow.

For the latest news and information on repatriation flights, visit www.caymanairways.com



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Cayman Islands Government, Government Admin Building, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Tel: 345 949 7900

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