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Hello again everyone - hope you all are healthy and safe.

The Cayman Island Government has now announced that it will begin a phased re-opening of our borders starting October 1st, 2020.  We hope it holds true.

The highlights are persons who own property in the Cayman Islands or persons looking to live and work from Cayman are eligible to visit, and quarantine can now be done at your own residence or a residential location.  Here are the press release details:

October arrivals process:

From 1st October, the requirement for all inbound travellers to receive pre-travel authorisation from Travel Time will remain in place. However, a number of other changes will take effect as part of the phased border opening. These are as follows:

  1. The categories of persons eligible to visit will be extended beyond Caymanians, permanent residents and work permit holders and their families, to also include persons who own property in the Cayman Islands as well as persons looking to live and work from here for an extended period of time and other approved visitors.
  2. The locations where persons may quarantine after 1 October will be expanded to include residential accommodations approved by the Medical Officer of Health, in addition to government-operated isolation facilities.
  3. However, self-isolation at a residence must be combined with the use of monitoring device technology. Persons who choose not to participate in the monitoring program will be required to quarantine in a government facility for a minimum period of 14 days, and will be tested on day 15. A negative test result will be required to leave the facility.
  4. All persons entering the Cayman Islands will be tested on arrival at the airport and will be taken by approved transport from the airport to begin their quarantine period either at residential accommodations or in a government facility. The test result is anticipated to take 24-72 hours. In both instances, the quarantine period will be 14 days with a PCR test on day 15.
  5. All persons who are not ordinarily resident in the Cayman Islands will be required to have health insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage.
  6. During the month of October, Cayman Airways and British Airways will continue to be the only two airline carriers operating repatriation flights to and from the Cayman Islands. Seat capacity remains limited and therefore non-essential travel is strongly discouraged until there is a measurable change in the global situation and normal commercial airlift resumes.
  7. Although other airline websites are offering flights to the Cayman Islands, the reality is only Cayman Airways and British Airways have permission to operate flights to and from these Islands.  Any person who makes reservations directly with other airlines are doing so at their own risk and should be aware that airline vouchers issued by other airlines are not transferrable for British Airways or Cayman Airways repatriation flights.
  8. There are no restrictions on outbound travel from the Cayman Islands so long as you can get on an actual flight and constraints on movement between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands were lifted some time ago.

The CI Gov website is being updated to reflect this new information and also contains an FAQ section, which has answers to the most commonly asked questions we have received. If you would like to find out more about travel or the phased border opening it would be a good idea to  visit the site at www.exploregov.ky/travel.

We hope to see you soon. In the meantime stay safe and stay healthy.

All of us at Coldwell Banker Cayman Islands Realty