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Cayman Islands Travel Restrictions

91.63% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter the Cayman Islands.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter the Cayman Islands with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Cayman Islands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Cayman Islands entry details and exceptions

The restriction does not apply to:

- All vaccinated travelers (securely and non-securely verifiable)

- Unvaccinated Caymanians, Residents, and Work Permit Holders.

- 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 12) accompanied by a vaccinated person

- Cruise Travellers


Outgoing travel to the Cayman IslandsTraveling from the United States to the Cayman Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to the Cayman Islands.

Details and exceptions
Travelers under the age of 5 are exempt.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the Cayman Islands.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Travelers must quarantine for 7 days in a government-provided facility or at their residence (must apply for approval). Unaccompanied unvaccinated children who travel from a country with a vaccination rate below 60% for the first dose of the vaccine quarantining with vaccinated persons.
GPS tracking is required for all travelers and their companions' age 12 years and over who are approved to quarantine at a private residence.

Return travelReturning to the United States from the Cayman Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the Cayman Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Cayman Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Cayman Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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