Cayman Islands outlines phased reopening to tourism

The Cayman Islands has laid out a plan for a phased reopening to tourism.

The Cayman Islands — composed of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman — has been closed to most visitors since March 2020.

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, and several islands have begun adopting two-track entry regulations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. 



The phased approach is subject to achieving an 80% on-island vaccination rate, according to Kenneth Bryan, minister for tourism and transport.

While details are still being worked out, the plan will allow entry to a limited number of tourists with secure verification of their vaccination status, beginning Sept. 9, 2021. Travelers will apply for entry via the Travel Cayman Portal and will be subject to quarantine. 

Quarantine requirements will be removed for all verified, fully vaccinated travelers beginning on Oct. 14, 2021. Unvaccinated visitors will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Unvaccinated children under age 12 will be allowed to travel with vaccinated adult tourists as of Nov. 18, 2021. No quarantine period will be required. Unvaccinated children above age 12 will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

During all reopening phases, public health officials will monitor the rate and spread of Covid-19.

Following assessments from the government and health officials, the Cayman Islands plans to celebrate its grand reopening on Jan. 27, 2022, welcoming all travelers without quarantine or travel restrictions.

For more information, visit the Cayman Islands website. 

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