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Panton: 80% no longer hard target

Premier Wayne Panton has announced that his government will go ahead with phase 3 of the border-reopening plan on 9 Sept., but said that phase 4, when quarantine for securely verified vaccinated people is set to be scrapped, will be re-evaluated nearer the 14 Oct. date.

Bryan: Tourism revenue loss not sustainable long-term

In a radio interview on Friday, 3 Sept., Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan addressed fears that a border reopening may represent too big a public health risk.

Bryan: 5 airlines confirm readiness to return to Cayman

American, United, Southwest and Delta airlines, as well as British Airways which already operates repatriation flights, have applied to fly commercial routes to and from the Cayman Islands from October, according to Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan.

Additional BA flights to and from Cayman confirmed

The Ministry of Tourism said two additional round trip flights from the UK to Cayman has been added for the months of September.

Curbside drop-offs/pick-ups at Owen Roberts airport to stop month end

Starting 30 Aug. 2021 only authorised public transportation and tour operators will be allowed to drop off or pick up passengers in front of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) main terminal.

Government using upper limit of error margin to estimate population

The ESO recommended government use the upper maximum of the error margin in its population estimate to calculate vaccination ratios.

Blue wristbands for securely vaccinated arrivals

Incoming travellers heading into five days of quarantine upon arrival in Cayman are no longer being issued with white GPS monitoring wristbands, but now they are being fitted with blue bracelets to make them identifiable as quarantining individuals.

Phase 2 of Cayman’s reopening under way

Phase 2 of the Cayman Islands' border-reopening plan went into action Monday, 9 Aug., with certain vaccinated arrivals allowed to quarantine without GPS monitoring, and weekly PCR tests for unvaccinated frontline workers.

Tourism ministry in talks to bring cruise ships back to Cayman

The Ministry of Tourism is vying for Cayman to be added as a first port of call as part of efforts to allow cruise ships to safely return to the islands.

Tourism minister: BA to resume ‘regular schedule’ from September

Minister of Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said, from 9 Sept., when Cayman has a soft reopening of its borders for commercial flights, British Airways plans to resume its "regular flight schedule" between London and Grand Cayman.

Gov’t tells tourism industry 80% remains as vaccination target

The government has rejected calls from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to reconsider its target to vaccinate 80% of the population against COVID-19 before launching a soft reopening of the borders to tourists.

CITA: Expanded vaccine list a ‘small step’ but not enough

Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin says that while the tourism industry welcomes the government's expansion of the types of securely verifiable COVID-19 vaccination records it is now accepting, the process does not go far enough.

Cayman expands list of countries with verifiable vaccinations

People who have been vaccinated in Europe and at Walmart or CVS outlets in the United States are among those who now can avail of the Cayman Islands' five-day quarantine option, as the islands expand the list of countries from which to accept securely verifiable vaccination records.

CITA boss suggests strict COVID-jab policy

If the Cayman Islands is to hit its 80% vaccination target for the border reopening, government will have to move to mandatory vaccinations and not just for work permit-holders, Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin has said.

Slowing vaccination pace jeopardises Cayman’s reopening timeline

The pace of vaccinations in the Cayman Islands has slowed down considerably, since a new batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived on island on 16 June.

Tourism association responds to Cayman reopening plan

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, while welcoming the government's announcement of a border reopening plan, has raised concerns with a number of elements involved, including the timeline and a lack of consultation with the private sector.

Lack of US-wide vaccination certificates a barrier for travel

Premier Wayne Panton says the US federal government's unwillingness to create a country-wide verifiable COVID vaccination system is continuing to be a barrier to allowing people vaccinated there to avail of Cayman's five-day quarantine period.

Cayman Islands government border reopening plan

The Cayman Islands government has recently its phased approach to reopening its country borders.

Panton announces phased border reopening plan

Premier Wayne Panton has unveiled a five phase reopening plan for Cayman’s borders that could see a limited return of tourism by September and a full easing of restrictions for vaccinated travelers and their children by mid-November.

Cayman dive business shifting to Turks and Caicos

Next month the bulk of the remaining staff and crew of Cayman’s Reef Divers will load up four boats and make the 520 nautical mile, 34-hour ocean crossing to set up shop in Turks and Caicos.

Green list: What it means

A look at what inclusion in the UK green travel list entails, with Cayman to be added on 30 June.

Reopening the Caribbean

As Cayman is waiting a few more weeks for the release of its border reopening plan, other travel-dependent islands are moving at different speeds to restart their tourism industries.

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