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The Grand Cayman Islands Is Set To Open On October 1st And We're Sharing Everything You Need To Know
Caribbean countries have been consistent with reopening their international borders–with the newest addition being the Cayman Islands.
After delaying its reopening date, the Cayman Islands will slowly begin opening its borders on October 1st. During the soft reopening, residents, workers, property owners, and approved travelers will be able to enter the island.
Here’s what you need to know before planning a trip to the Cayman Islands this fall:
Approved travelers will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result administered 72 hours before landing. The island will only be allowing 800 visitors at a time and travelers will have to complete a TravelTime Form to get pre-approved for travel.
If you’re a digital nomad, you can apply for the ‘global citizen initiative,’ which will allow you to live and work remotely on the island.
After making your way through the airport, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. You will also be asked to wear an electronic tracking device and will have to adhere to random checks.
Those who refuse to wear the device will have to quarantine in a government facility. Once the quarantine period is over, there will be another COVID-19 test and if the results are negative, you’ll be allowed to freely move about.
Premier Alden McLaughlin said in a recent briefing, “Given the ever-increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in many of the countries around us, particularly the United States of America and Jamaica, we have had to adjust our initial plans, especially regarding isolation.”
The requirements have not been finalized yet, so thee may be additional requirements to come.
Although hotels are still closed, some properties will begin taking reservations on October 1st.
Travelers won’t have to wear face masks in most public places and public gatherings of 250 people or less are allowed.
Currently, the only airline offering nonstop service to the Cayman Islands from the U.S. is Cayman Airways.
Travelers will be able to fly from Miami, Tampa, and NYC directly to the Cayman Islands.