Health Advisories

Health advisories for the Cayman Islands public based on notices issued by the local public health officials. Read below for information about evolving and current health risks, advice on how to protect yourself, and travel restrictions.

From dengue fever to coronavirus, get informed to stay safe:

Coronavirus

Although unconfirmed, Coronavirus is thought to have emerged from illegally traded wildlife at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan (China). It has since spread across China and beyond. While there are no confirmed cases in the Cayman Islands, the public health authorities are closely monitoring the situation.

Dengue Fever

Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. It is widespread in many parts of the world and is especially prevalent in the Caribbean region. In 2019 a total number of fifteen dengue cases were recorded in the Cayman Islands.

Zika Virus

Zika virus disease is mainly spread by infected mosquitoes biting humans. For most people it’s a very mild infection and is not harmful but it may be more serious for pregnant women. The Cayman Islands have a history of previous Zika virus transmission. There is currently no evidence of an ongoing Zika virus outbreak.