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Cayman’s COVID-19 Update – 25 August 2020

August 25

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Cayman’s COVID-19 Update – 25 August 2020

The Cayman Islands Government held its latest press briefing on 25 August 2020 to provide an update on the further easing of restrictions due to the significantly reduced presence of COVID-19 within the Cayman Islands.

“The Cayman Islands, as of now, has effectively eliminated the virus from the Islands, one of very few countries that can say that,” said His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper at the briefing.

The full details from the briefing, including a link to a video recording of the event, can be found here.

We have compiled the below highlights from the briefing that may be of interest to our overseas guests and owners.

Travel highlights:

  • The Cayman Islands is planning a phased border reopening from 1 October 2020, beginning with visitors who have homes here, or access to homes here, and plan to stay for longer than two weeks.
  • Protocols for the border opening programme, including monitoring individuals while in home isolation, are being finalised. A pilot programme will begin on 17 September to monitor a small number of people arriving on a BA flight from London.
  • The requirements for inbound passengers of the pilot programme include:
    • Participants will take a PCR test at their overseas destination 72 hours prior to departure. If negative, they will travel and be admitted into Cayman after receiving a Fitbit like bio-button which will monitor vitals such as respiration and temperature.
    • They will also receive a geofencing device which will reveal if they are exceeding the perimeter of their isolation facility.
  • Based on the results, further refinements will be made to the programme and a second trial will begin on 1 October when the borders initially open in a phased manner to a relatively small number of people.
  • All inbound passengers to Cayman require written permission from TravelTime.