Cayman Islands eases entry and exit protocols for vaccinated visitors
Caribbean destination eliminates pre-arrival testing requirements for inoculated travelers
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) today announced a series of long-awaited changes to its government COVID-19 protocols, officially removing pre-arrival testing requirements for fully vaccinated incoming travellers. Effective June 30, 2022, fully vaccinated passengers embarking in the Cayman Islands will no longer be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of arrival.
"These latest developments signal the exciting transition into the next phase of our strategic reopening plan, which the Government has been successfully executing since 2021," said Minister for Tourism and Transport, the Hon. Kenneth Bryan. "Following the lifting by the United States of its testing requirements for re-entry among international travelers and the relaxation of guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are delighted to make travel to Cayman a best for our global guests, and we look forward to showcasing our resort community to all who come to this land."
The destination will also officially lift mask mandates requiring their use in public spaces. Visitors to the Cayman Islands who are fully vaccinated will still be required to complete a travel declaration at least 72 hours before traveling to the Cayman Islands.
"For more than two years, we have been closely monitoring the global travel landscape and have adapted our protocols accordingly. We are excited about this new phase as we look forward to welcoming our international friends to the Cayman Islands without the need to pre-arrival testing," said Ms. Rosa Harris, Cayman Islands Director of Tourism. "The checklist is shorter, which means the days will feel longer in Cayman - and the memories made on our shores will be more vibrant than ever!"
The health and safety of residents and visitors alike remains a top priority for the Government of the Cayman Islands and CIDOT, which has become evident as the destination strategically and successfully progressed through five stages of its Border Reopening Plan, welcoming international travelers, families and cruise passengers to the destination through a phased approach.