COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands

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COVID-19 Information – Cayman

Last updated: 1/12/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Cayman Islands government provides daily updates regarding COVID-19 on their COVID-19 website.
  • 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.

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.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Yes. 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.

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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