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Members of the private-sector tourism industry are continuing to meet with government officials to address how Cayman's borders can safely reopen.
Premier Alden McLaughlin says if Cayman's COVID-19 vaccination rate continues at its current pace, the islands' borders could reopen by late April or early May.
Cayman's March border reopening appears to be off the table, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said government has no timeline when it comes to unlocking Cayman’s borders.
Bermuda is experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus, with indoor bars and schools forced to shut their doors amid a fresh outbreak of the virus.
Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has told representatives of the tourism industry that Cayman could have access to COVID-19 vaccines in December, which may enable the islands to reopen borders early next year.
Cayman commenced its soft border reopening on 1 Oct. with five international inbound flights, three of which were private planes.
The phased reopening of Cayman's borders is set to proceed on 1 October, as countries around the world are seeing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Participants in Cayman's test run of its electronic monitoring and geofencing technology are being subjected to 24/7 monitoring and regular random check-ins, officials have confirmed.
As government's pilot phase of testing its electronic monitoring of home-isolating passengers began Thursday, new regulations with criminal offences for breaches of the terms of quarantine have kicked in.
Cayman has two new positive cases of the coronavirus, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said Wednesday afternoon.
The Cayman Islands government said Thursday it is working with a US biotech company called BioIntelliSense to use its health monitoring 'BioButton' device as part of Cayman's phased border reopening plan.