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COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands
Last updated: 4/1/2021
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- The Cayman Islands government provides daily updates regarding COVID-19 on their COVID-19 website.
- Currently, several restrictions on travel and large gatherings are in place. Some have recently been eased.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Cayman Islands? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.
- Please see information on how to obtain a COVID test in Cayman Islands on the Cayman Islands COVID portal. Costs of COVID tests are covered by the Cayman Islands government.
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
- Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email KingstonCDCRequest@state.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Cayman Islands approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
- Please see FAQs on the COVID-19 vaccine in Cayman on the Cayman Islands COVID-19 portal.
- Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Some US Citizens are permitted to enter. From October 1, 2020 until further notice, travelers eligible to visit the Cayman Islands are:
- Permanent residents,
- Work permit holders and their families,
- Persons who own residential property within the Cayman Islands,
- Students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands,
- Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders; such as spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents, children and siblings.
- Persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program
- Other visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team.
- Read more about travel to the Cayman Islands on the Cayman Islands COVID-19 website.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Effective January 14, 2021, visitors must undergo pre-arrival PCR testing if aged 10 years or older. Read more about this requirement on the Cayman Islands COVID-19 website.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Travelers returning from overseas must quarantine for 14 days.
- At the end of the 14-day period all persons will be tested for COVID-19 and must receive a negative test result before they will be allowed to leave the facility.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- Visitors wishing to travel between islands must request travel authorization and may in some cases be subject to a COVID-19 test.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
- All visitors are required to quarantine 14 days upon arrival.
- Find more information regarding quarantine polices on the Cayman Islands COVID-19 website.
- Members of the public may book a health screening appointment, to include a COVID-19 test, via the Health Services Authority. More information is available on the Health Services Authority website.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- The Government of the Cayman Island may impose fines of $10,000 and imprisonment for two years.
- Citizenship services are available on an appointments-only basis. Please e-mail CaymanACS@state.gov to request an appointment.