- Required within 72 hours prior to travel date for all travellers age 5 and older.
Quarantine is not required for:
Note, the transition between phases is determined by the CMO’s assessment of prevalence rates in key travel markets, vaccination rate, prevalence of Variants of Concern, the level of hospitalisations and death rates.
The Plan for Safely Reopening the Cayman Islands is built on safely reintroducing tourism to the economy and travel for residents and is a phased approach which allows for assessment at each phase. Assessments will be conducted using the best available medical science and data to determine transition to the next phase.
Transition between phases will be determined by the Chief Medical Officer’s assessment of prevalence rates in main Cayman Islands travel markets, local vaccination rate, prevalence of variants of concern, levels of hospitalisation and death rates.
As restrictions are relaxed, Public Health will continue to monitor the local prevalence rate and the spread of COVID-19. The trigger for introduction of Public Health intervention in all phases will be two non-related community clusters requiring hospital admission.
At all times, the safety, health and wellbeing of the people of the Cayman Islands remains the Government’s priority
Phase 1 became effective June 2021. Continued uptake of local vaccination and low COVID-19 prevalence rates in key Cayman Islands travel markets allow for the introduction of reduced quarantine periods and easing of other travel restrictions.
Phase 2 became effective on 9 August 2021. Easing the monitoring of vaccinated travellers by the removal of GPS monitoring will allow CI Government to assess local impacts and build capacity to manage the increase in traveller volume anticipated with the opening of the borders in Phase 3.
Phase 3 became effective on 9 September 2021. The limited introduction of tourism during slow season with some restrictions (including a flight slot management system) allows the CI Government to manage the number of persons arriving.
As with any legislation in the Cayman Islands, the next phases of reopening need to first be approved by The Cabinet in order to be implemented as a policy or law.
The Cabinet made up of the Premier, seven other Ministers, one of whom is the Deputy Premier, and two non-voting members. They meet weekly to make decisions. They formulate and direct the implementation of policy related to every aspect of government.
You can read summaries of their meetings here.
More details of the future phases of border reopening will be announced, and placed on this page, once approved by The Cabinet.
Below are the summaries of each phase.