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Premier: ‘We can’t risk recovery by opening to tourists too soon’

The Cayman Islands has two new cases of COVID-19, both involving travellers and including one person who is experiencing mild symptoms associated with the virus.

Five international inbound flights touch down

Cayman commenced its soft border reopening on 1 Oct. with five international inbound flights, three of which were private planes.

Kirkconnell: Soft reopening a first step

The soft reopening of the borders this week is the first step in a cautious, phased approach to bringing back visitors, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said.

Caymanian hoteliers advocating for ‘bubble resort’ trial

Two Caymanian hoteliers are continuing talks with government over a pilot project for ‘resort bubbles’ that would allow some tourism to resume on the islands.

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.

Premier: Resort bubble plan proving difficult, but not impossible

Discussions around working out a way forward to introduce “resort bubbles” as an avenue to boost Cayman’s tourism is proving “difficult,” Premier Alden McLaughlin has said.

British Airways arrivals testing geofencing tech

Passengers who arrived on today's British Airways flight are the first test subjects in Cayman to trial geofencing technology and quarantine procedures in preparation for the phased border reopening on 1 Oct.

Need to Know: Cayman tweaks plans for phased border reopening

The government has made some tweaks to the process for incoming travellers ahead of the the phased reopening of Cayman’s borders, scheduled to start on 1 Oct.

Border reopening still scheduled for October

Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed Tuesday that Cayman's borders were still on track to reopen in a phased manner from 1 Oct.

Tourism leaders taking time to ‘get it right’ on border reopening

Cayman Islands leaders are taking time to ensure the island’s reopening plan is "as close to perfect as possible", tourism director Rosa Harris said Friday afternoon.

Cruise ships banned until 2021

Cruise tourism will not be returning to the Cayman Islands until next year.

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.

Tourism Minister: Current focus is on stayover

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said government is focussing primarily on stayover tourism right now, partially out of necessity. Cruise tourism is still banned by the...

Which way now for cruise tourism?

Covid-19 has decimated the cruise industry, killed off the controversial pier project and fundamentally shifted the key questions about the future of this sector of our tourism market. What type of industry will emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and does Cayman want to be a part of it?

Gov’t to keep border closed till October

Government has extended Cayman's border closures to 1 Oct. citing the continuing spread of COVID-19, particularly in the United States.

US advises to ‘reconsider travel’ to Cayman

Cayman has not had anyone test positive for COVID-19 in 24 days (as of 6 Aug.) and currently has no active coronavirus cases.

Should Cayman offer a COVID safe haven for remote workers?

Bermuda and Barbados have moved to offer new temporary residency models to attract remote workers to their shores and stimulate economic activity amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Tourism highlights local food and drink

People are heading out of the house more often now that the COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed, but if you are happy to be...

Government eases outbound travel restrictions

Residents and visitors who want to leave the Cayman Islands on Cayman Airways or charter flights can now make their travel arrangements directly with the carrier and no longer through Travel Time.

Tourism Minister: ‘We won’t take undue risks’

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell says the island is not taking any 'undue risks' with its soft reopening of the border in September.

Government releases more details on ‘BioButton’

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.

Tourism plan targets route back to half a million visitors

Cayman Islands tourism leaders today unveiled a comprehensive action plan for the recovery of the industry following the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis.

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