This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.
The authorities in Cayman Islands set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Entry to the Cayman Islands
The airports in the Cayman Islands are now open to flights however there are few scheduled inbound and outbound international passenger flights. British Airways now offer regular flights to the UK via the Bahamas and Cayman Airways offers a service to the USA, Jamaica and Honduras.
Only people who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time. All travellers must apply to travel using the Travel Cayman Portal. All those who are 5 years old and above must take a pre-arrival PCR test. Vaccinated travellers, Caymanians, residents and work permit holders, and those with close ties to the Cayman Islands (such as a child of a Caymanian) are able to travel to the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands are currently not open to unvaccinated tourists and cruise ship tourism.
All travellers are subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the Cayman Islands. Those who are fully vaccinated (and can verify their vaccination status) must quarantine for 7 days. Those who are vaccinated, but who cannot verify their vaccination status, must quarantine for 10 days. Unvaccinated travellers must quarantine for 14 days. Travellers may quarantine in a government facility, pre-approved residence, quarantine facility, or a hotel or other tourist accommodation. All travellers must receive a negative PCR test to leave quarantine. We recommend that you consult the Cayman Islands Government website for further information before travelling.
From 16 March 2020 the Cayman Islands Government imposed a ban on cruise ships docking in the Cayman Islands, which remains in place.
Cargo flights, couriers and air ambulance services continue to operate as usual.
Travel helplines are available to offer advice and assistance to those with an urgent or compassionate need to travel:
- in the Cayman Islands call +1 345 743 8463 or email email@example.com or submit your details via the website
- in the UK please contact the Cayman Islands Office in the UK on 020 7491 7772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Inter-Island flights will continue.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 status
The Cayman Islands will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status. The Cayman Islands Government website also contains information on ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’.
Regular entry requirements
For information on visa requirements, please consult the Cayman Islands Government website.
You must hold a valid passport to enter the Cayman Islands. Your passport should be valid for at least the duration of your intended stay in the Cayman Islands. Check the Cayman Islands Government website for further details.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from the Cayman Islands.