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New regulations on mask wearing, pre-arrival testing, and unvaccinated Caymanian travellers are now in effect.  Learn more. 
 

What Are The Rules?

Last Updated June 30, 2022, 3:29 PM

Regulations have been made by Cabinet under the Public Health Act (2021 Revision) for the prevention, control and suppression of COVID-19.

This page describes policies that are currently in effect and will be updated as they change. While some of this information is meant to assist with understanding the Regulations, the Regulations remain the authority on what persons should and should not do during this time.

Control of Covid-19 (Travel) (No. 3) Regulations, 2022 and Control and Management of Covid-19 (No. 3) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 are in effect as of 30 June, 2022.

Additional legislation, including Regulations that were previously in force, can be found in the Legislation Gazette Supplements. The "hard" curfew orders - which are no longer in effect on any of the Islands - were enacted under the Police Act (2021 Revision).

Community

Mandatory mask wearing requirements in the Cayman Islands has been removed.

However, owners or operators of establishments, the owner or operator of a health care facility, residential home care facility, prison, or place of detention may require any person visitig their establishment to wear a face covering or mask prior to entry.

 

No more than 750 people may gather in public indoors.

Places not exempt from public meetings (like a private home), may allow up to 750 persons to gather indoors.

There is no longer a public gathering limit for the outdoors. 

Churches with an indoor capacity of more than 750 persons can exceed the 750-person limit.

Public meeting limits do not include:

  • Bride, groom, official witnesses and marriage officer
  • Persons entering into civil partnership, official witnesses and civil partnership officer
  • 6 pallbearers, officiant and essential mortuary staff

Restaurants and bars may offer indoor and outdoor services, provided that servers and front of house staff wear masks or cloth face coverings while serving customer.

 

Medical Officer of Health may authorise limits above the stipulated limits by notice published in the Gazette, in any other official Government website or in any other official means of communication

Establishments, institutions, businesses, organisations and offices, cinemas, theatres, or churches, that can accommodate more than 750 people indoors may exceed the public gathering limit. 

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.  

Regulations for the use of boats in the waters has been removed, resulting in the removal of gathering limits for public health reasons on boats.

  • There are also certain areas that a person may only use for fishing. These include:
  • The area known as 60 Mile Bank, that is to say the area within 3 miles of Latitude 20° 0' 55.412" N Longitude 82° 2' 11.149" W;
  • The area known as Pickle Bank, that is to say the area within 20 miles of Latitude 20° 23' 40.210" N Longitude 80° 26' 37.769" W
  • The area known as Lawford’s Bank, that is to say the area within 10 miles of
  • Latitude 19° 28' 10.8912" N Longitude 79° 7' 48.63" W
  • The area known as Fish Attracting Device (FAD), that is to say the area within 1 mile of Latitude 19° 44' 43.8" N Longitude 81° 19' 34.38" W

If you wish to fish in the above areas, you must make sure

  • that the operator of the boat has clearance to leave the waters issued by the Customs and Border Control Service
  • that the operator of the boat ensures the boat has no more than 25 people or its legal capacity on board at any time, whichever is lesser
  • that the people on board the boat return to the Islands no later than 48 hours after the beginning of the outward journey
  • that a person who used, or was on board, a boat—complies with the directions of the Medical Officer of Health with regard to isolation and any additional health monitoring for the purposes of preventing, controlling or suppressing the spread of the virus
  • that anyone who was on the boat and who shows respiratory symptoms or symptoms of the virus shall be managed at a place and in such manner as specified by the Medical Officer of Health, until the Medical Officer of Health determines that the person is not a health risk to the public; and where a person is directed by the Medical Officer of Health
  • that a person does not operate or manoeuvre a boat in the areas specified so as to congregate or gather with any other person on any other boat or vessel where the number of persons gathering exceeds 25 people that the operator shall declare to the Medical Officer of Health if there was any person on board that operator’s boat, other than a person in respect of whom that operator received the clearance
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 by lateral flow test must still report their positive result and complete a confirmation PCR test at an HSA COVID testing centre
  • Vaccinated persons are required to isolate for a period of no less than 7 days
  • Unvaccinated persons are required to isolate for a period of no less than 9 days
  • Vaccinated persons who are primary contacts of COVID-19 positive persons must conduct daily lateral flow testing for 6 days, but may continue usual activities
  • Unvaccinated persons in the household of a positive must quarantine for 9 days
  • Unvaccinated children 11 and under – isolate based on the vaccination statis of their parent/guardian. Mixed households (ie: one parent vaccinated, one unvaccinated) default as unvaccinated
  • There is no requirement for a person to test once isolation has been completed. 

Report a positive LFT result.

Travel

  • All vaccinated travellers.
  • Unvaccinated Caymanians, Residents and Work Permit Holders.
  • Unvaccinated visitors who have close ties to the country (Persons who own local properties and businesses, or who are a spouse, civil partner, parent, step-parent, child, grandchild, step-child, or grandparent of a Caymanian or Resident)
  • Unvaccinated children under the age of 12.
  • Cruise travellers.
  • Unvaccinated tourist visitors (including unvaccinated tourist visitor age 12 and over) who do not have close ties to the country.

 

Unvaccinated visitors and persons with close ties to the island who are under 12 years:


    • Apply on the Travel Cayman Portal and will be issued a Travel Declaration which is required for entry
    • If travelling with an accompanying adult will assume the vaccination status of said adult
    • If travelling unaccompanied and residing with persons (ages 12 and over) who are unvaccinated, is required to complete a mandatory quarantine period of 7 days
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All travellers are required to apply on the Travel Cayman Portal and will be issued with a travel certificate which is required for entry

Unvaccinated travellers, including children, are required to apply on the Travel Cayman Portal 5 days prior to departing for the islands and will be issued with a travel certificate which is required for entry.  

Vaccinated travellers are required to apply no less than 72 hours prior to departing for the Islands. 


Note: The requirement for a travel application does not apply to cruise travellers

Pre arrival testing is no longer required to enter the Cayman Islands

All travellers are strongly encouraged by the Medical Officer of Health to complete daily lateral flow tests for their first seven (7) days post-arrival. 

Seven (7) days of quarantine is required for:

  • Unvaccinated travellers (age 12 years and over), NOT including unvaccinated Caymanians, Residents and Work Permit Holders, along with all unvaccinated members of their households.

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.

Visit the unvaccinated travellers page for more info on unvaccinated travel and quarantine.

  • 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.
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