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Current Travel Regulations have been extended to June 30, 2022 .  Learn more.

We are in phase 5 Of The Border Reopening Plan

Last Updated April 26, 2022, 3:24 PM

What Does This Mean?

On Monday, 21 March 2022 the Cayman Islands re-introduced cruise tourism. Following this, on Friday, 8 April 2022, new regulations now permit any vaccinated person to travel to the Cayman Islands without being subject to quarantine on arrival under certain conditions.



Learn more about travel considerations here.

Download a summary of the updates of Reintroduction of Cruise Tourism here.

Cruise Tourism
  • Any person disembarking must have completed an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to embarking the cruise ship. (This also applies to captains and crew members).
  • Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 years can only disembark when accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • Any person who tests positive for the virus or shows any symptoms of the virus is not permitted to disembark.
  • Prior to arrival, a Customs and Border Control officer shall be provided with a list of the vaccination status in relation to each passenger and crew member.
  • While disembarked, all passengers must comply with local regulations.
Travellers Exempt From Quarantine
  • Fully vaccinated travellers. 
  • Caymanians/Permanent Residents who were fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (locally or overseas).
Travelling With Children
  • Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 years old will assume the vaccination status of their adult travel companions.
  • All children age 12 years and over are required to be vaccinated to be exempt from quarantine.
  • Unaccompanied unvaccinated tourist visitor children are not permitted to enter.

Learn more about travelling with children here.

  • All incoming travellers aged 5 years and over must provide a negative result from a PCR or certified antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic test (LFT) taken no earlier than the day before departure.

Post arrival testing is not required unless the traveller is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 
Note that regular LFT screening is highly recommended for all persons in the Cayman Islands.   

To report a positive LFT result, click here.

Travellers Required To Quarantine
  • Seven (7) days of quarantine are required for Unvaccinated travellers (age 12 years and over) along with all unvaccinated members of their household.
  • GPS Tracking is required for all travellers and their companions aged 10 years and over who are approved to quarantine at a private residence.
  • Vaccinated household members are not required to quarantine but will be required to undergo daily LFT for 7 days if they wish to leave the premises.

About The Plan

We're aiming to safely reopen our Country while locally managing the risk of transmission by maximising vaccination rates and continued surveillance testing. Read more about the previous phases of border reopening in the Cayman Islands below or scroll down to learn about future phases. 
  • A phased approach based on the best medical science and data
  • Acceptance of securely verified vaccination certificates
  • An acceptable local vaccination rate
  • Ongoing assessment of key Public Health and Healthcare indicators
  • Working in partnership with stakeholders
  • Keeping the community informed

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