We inform you of the recommended advice related to COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. You'll also find information on travel, testing and getting your vaccinations and boosters.
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There are no restrictions for anyone travelling to or within the Cayman Islands (including travel to and from the Sister Islands).
- Permission to Travel (via Travel Cayman) is not required, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
- Quarantine and isolation upon arrival are not required.
- All incoming travellers are not required to provide their vaccination status.
- No pre or post-travel testing is required.
Note: The vaccine mandate for all work permit holders has been lifted. It is no longer necessary for work permit applicants (new and renewals) to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Covid-19.
Testing Rules for COVID-19
As of March 1st 2023, confirmation PCR testing for positive LFT cases will not be required and COVID-19 testing centres will cease operations on all three islands. Also, online reporting for positive LFTs will not be required.
The Public Health Department recommend positive cases and primary contacts of positive cases continue to following the existing advice on isolation and daily testing, that is:
- COVID-19-positive people should isolate for 6 days and, as long as they show no symptoms, can leave isolation on day 7. There is no requirement to complete a test in order to leave isolation.
- Primary contacts of COVID-19-positive people should conduct daily LFTs for 6 days but can continue their usual daily activities until a positive test is obtained. (note: the day of the original positive LFT is day 0.)
For more on the rules and regulations, please click here.
Lateral Flow Test Screening
The following pharmacies and businesses stock LFTs:
- Foster's Camana Bay
- Savannah Pharmacy
- Be Well Pharmacy
- Total Health
- Doctors Express
- Grand Harbour Pharmacy
- Valu-Med Pharmacy
RestrictionsMasks: There is no requirement to wear a mask in most public places. However, in health care facilities, residential home care facilities, prisons and places of detention may require a face covering or mask prior to entry.
There are no other COVID-19 related restrictions.
COVID-19 Vaccinations & Boosters
The National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme began its roll-out to the Cayman public on the 8th of January 2021. Inoculations are free.
Who can get a vaccination?
Anyone currently in the Cayman Islands (resident or otherwise) aged 12 and above can come forward to receive their vaccination.
Those receiving their second dose of the vaccine are reminded that the date noted on the vaccination card for the second dose is the earliest date from which you can receive the vaccine. Boosters are also available to the general public.
Advice for Home Isolation
If you are completing your isolation period, here are some helpful tips:
- Stay home: Do not go to work, school or public areas until you have completed your 7 days of isolation. You will need to ask for help if you require groceries, other shopping or medications.
- Separate yourself from others in the home: Though close contacts are no required to isolate, they are required to complete daily LFTs in order to continue with their day-to-day business. In order to minimise infection of others, it's a good idea to separate yourself from those around you wherever possible. If you
have to share these facilities, regular cleaning will be required.
- Call your doctor or flu hotline before visiting: If your symptoms are getting progressively worse and you need to see a doctor, you should discuss what you are experiencing in advance over the phone. This will ensure that your healthcare provider can take steps to minimise contact with others. If it is an emergency and you need to call an ambulance, inform the call handler or operator that you are being tested for COVID-19.
- Practice good hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of it into a plastic waste bag. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water after you cough, sneeze or touch any surface.
- Do not have visitors in your home: If it is not essential for someone to visit, talk over the phone. This will minimise the chances of the virus spreading.