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2022 ‘Friends’-themed cruise adds Cayman to planned itinerary

Although Cayman's borders are closed to cruise travel, one 'Friends'-themed cruise is looking to stop in Grand Cayman in 2022.

UK expected to update green travel list Thursday

The UK government is expected to announce its revised travel lists tomorrow, according to British media reports.

Premier: Cayman to push to be put on UK green travel list

Premier Wayne Panton says the Cayman Islands plans to push the United Kingdom to add the islands to its green travel list, which comes into effect on 17 May.
Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach

Cayman excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’

Cayman has been excluded from Britain's new quarantine-free travel 'green list' despite having a vaccination rate of almost double the UK and no community transmission of COVID-19 since last year.

Airlines blast Britain’s travel restart plan, Jet2 cancels holidays until June

British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty in UK government plans for restarting international travel, which were condemned by airlines.

‘Happy Monday’: English lockdown measures ease but Johnson urges caution

England's stay-at-home lockdown order ended on Monday with people allowed to meet up outside in groups of six for the first time in nearly three months, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged caution due to rising coronavirus cases in Europe.

British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

British Airways's new boss said vaccinated people should be allowed to travel without restriction and non-vaccinated people with a negative COVID-19 test, as he set out his ideas for a travel restart a month before the UK government finalises its plans.

Passenger not allowed on BA flight after test misunderstanding

A passenger was prevented from boarding last week’s British Airways flight over a misunderstanding on how long prior to the flight he needed to be tested for COVID-19.

Johnson: English lockdown set to last until at least March

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday the COVID-19 lockdown in England would last until 8 March when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down on travel to and from Britain.

Cayman travellers to UK required to isolate

Those travelling from the Cayman Islands to the United Kingdom will now be required to isolate as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK will be suspending its travel corridor initiative from Monday, 18 Jan.

HSA expands COVID testing in response to new restrictions

Cayman's Health Services Authority has extended its COVID-19 testing clinic hours to accommodate those now facing new travel requirements for international travel. 

Negative PCR test required for UK travel

Travellers heading to the UK are now required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before departing, according to new travel requirements announced Friday by Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Eagle Rays, Taco Cantina latest casualties of East End economic crisis

East End chef Ron Hargrave is selling two of his three restaurants in the district as the impact of COVID-19 continues to take its toll.

CAL in holding pattern as MAX 8s cleared to fly

Cayman Airways’ 737 MAX 8 aircraft are unlikely to take to the skies anytime soon, even though the US Federal Aviation Administration this week cleared the Boeing 737-8s and 737-9s to return to commercial service, pending design changes.

Global Citizen initiative moves forward

Government has moved ahead with its global citizen initiative that will allow individuals to reside in Cayman while working remotely.

Travel Cayman to open online portal for travel applications

TravelCayman, which took over from TravelTime earlier this month to deal with incoming travel applications, is set to launch an online portal to deal with the growing number of queries from people seeking to return to or come to Cayman.

What you need to know: Cayman’s border reopens Thursday

Government has widened its safety bubble to allow additional categories of people to enter Cayman when it begins its phased border-reopening plan on Thursday.

Travel in a COVID-19 world

Countries throughout the world have introduced specific entry requirements for anyone crossing their borders, as governments continue to grapple with COVID-19.

Chamber backs border-closure extension

Cayman's Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind government's decision to delay reopening local borders to October.

Poll: Should Cayman’s borders be reopened to international travel?

As Cayman's leaders grapple with how and when to safely reopen its borders, we want to know from our readers if they think the...

Island boy travels: the world on two wheels

When you hear the roar of an engine along the roads of Grand Cayman and see an imposing figure expertly manoeuvring his multiple-cc motorcycle...

EDITORIAL – Expected forecast: ‘Blue skies’ ahead for national airline

The best scenario would be one in which Cayman Airways continues to identify new, profitable routes, enticing commercial carriers to add Cayman to their flight plans.

EDITORIAL – Eliminating the Saturday gridlock at Owen Roberts

Rather than the easy-breezy “rest of the week,” it is the conditions within those three hours of congestion that form the standard by which the performance of our public officials, and the still-under-renovation airport, will be judged.

EDITORIAL – Another visit to the airport (and to our keyboard)

In publishing, as in travel, it sometimes makes sense to book a round trip. Last weekend’s smooth arrivals process at Owen Roberts International Airport calls for a “return trip” editorial on the issue of airport delays.

EDITORIAL – Owen Roberts remodel: Giving a new ‘wing’ to Cayman air travel

Cayman’s air travelers have received an early Christmas present with the opening of Owen Roberts International Airport’s new check-in area.

EDITORIAL: Airport screening: It may be time to try ‘smarter’

In the early days of air travel, passengers would wear their finest clothes. Today, just to clear airport security, they must practically undress. We line up...

Conquering a continent: Gilbert Nicoletta puts his ‘pedal to the metal’

Few people who live in Grand Cayman can have failed to see Gilbert Nicoletta on the roads with his “pedal to the metal,” a true biker covering acres of tarmac in his relentless pursuit of the horizon.

Plan now: Mother’s Day is approaching

There are many ways to pamper your mum, from a day at the spa to a brunch complete with bubbles.

E-filing cuts passport application time

A new electronic system at the Cayman Islands Passport Office will cut the wait time for passports by a week.

Flyover Country app reveals what lies below

When you’re 30,000 feet up in the air, hopefully in a plane, and you happen to look through the window, what do you see? Sometimes there will be banks of clouds for miles, or mountains, lakes and plains.

Just a gringo in Guadalajara eating guacamole

It was the smell that really brought me to my senses. The unmistakable aroma of melted cheese and barbequed meat snapped me back to reality, and as a familiar voice echoed in my head, I could hear the clinking of glasses and a chorus of “salud!”

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