The Cayman Islands Government has just announced exciting changes to its international domestic travel. According to a statement from the Department of Tourism, the Caribbean nation is lifting all of its remaining COVID-related restrictions effective next Wednesday, August 24.
This means that all foreign visitors – vaccinated and unvaccinated alike – will be allowed to enter the Cayman Islands without providing any additional health-related documentation and without having to apply for a travel authorization certificate through the Travel Cayman portal before the trip.
The newly announced British Overseas Territories policy changes also include the removal of mask-wearing mandates within the destination.
Before the change, only fully vaccinated travelers were allowed to cross into the Cayman Islands without quarantine or testing. Currently, the only unvaccinated foreign visitors allowed to enter without quarantine are those under the age of 12. Unvaccinated arrivals older than 12 are still required to complete a seven-day quarantine upon arrival.
Also, until August 24, travelers visiting the islands as part of a cruise itinerary must have completed their vaccination course at least 14 days before boarding their ship, while unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are only allowed to disembark if accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
Pre-arrival testing requirements for international tourists to the Cayman Islands were previously discontinued and there are no remaining regulations regarding inter-island travel.
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