COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands

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COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands

Last updated:   06/14/2021

***  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 United States 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.

Country-Specific Information

COVID-19 Testing

  • 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 the Cayman Islands approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in the Cayman Islands for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in the Cayman Islands? Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Local availability of COVID-19 vaccines and details regarding eligibility can be found here: https://www.exploregov.ky/covid19-vaccine
  • The U.S. 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.

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:
    • Caymanians,
    • 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.
  • 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.

Movement Restrictions:

  • 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.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes

COVID-19 Testing:

  • 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.

Transportation Options:

  • 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.

Consular Operations:

  • Citizenship services are available on an appointments-only basis. Please e-mail CaymanACS@state.gov to request an appointment.

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