Cayman Islands Travel and Tourism

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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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Cayman added to UK green travel list

The United Kingdom government confirmed today that the Cayman Islands has been added to its green travel list, meaning people entering Britain from here will no longer be required to quarantine from 30 June.

UK expected to release new green list

The British government is expected to announce details of the latest review of its green, amber and red travel lists, according to UK media reports.

Judge overturns CDC’s COVID rules on cruise ships

A US federal court judge has ruled that, from 18 July, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer be able to enforce COVID-suppression rules on Florida cruise ships.

New population figures move reopening goalposts

Cayman’s anticipated reopening is not as close as many would hope, with recalculated population numbers showing the jurisdiction is further away from achieving the vaccination percentages needed for herd immunity.

Cayman had just 5,000 visitors in the year since COVID struck

Cayman had a total of 5,566 stay-over visitors in the year since the pandemic began - about half of what the island would see in a single week during normal times.

Opposition calls for PACT border-reopening plan, knocks ‘silence’

Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has taken aim at the Premier Wayne Panton-led PACT government over its delay in announcing a formal reopening plan, saying a target date is needed now.

Cayman’s restaurants struggling for survival

This week, the Cayman Compass met with a group of 20 restaurant owners and managers, all of whom had the same concern – with no clear path to reopening the borders, they don’t know how long they’ll be able to keep their doors open or their staff employed.

Cayman Airways adds 2 new Miami flights in June

Cayman Airways has added two extra flights between Grand Cayman and Miami this month, due to increased demand.

Ritz-Carlton recruiting Caymanian workers, but no start dates

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is in the middle of a recruitment drive, but with no timeline for the reopening of the borders, the successful jobseekers won't be hearing immediately when they can start.

Additional BA flights for July and August confirmed

Government has confirmed two additional British Airways flights to meet increased demand during the summer.

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.

Roper: Give gov’t time on reopening plan

Governor Martyn Roper has said while the recent uptick in vaccinations will take Cayman closer to the goal of reopening borders, it will still take more public support to make it happen.

UK reports: Cayman remains on amber list

No new countries or jurisdictions have been added to the UK green travel list, meaning Cayman remains on the amber list, according to a BBC report.

Ruling awaited on cruise vaccination lawsuit

US cruise lines are awaiting a decision in the mediation of a lawsuit that challenges the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's authority to impose conditions, such as vaccinations for passengers and crew, before allowing cruise ships to sail.

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.

Gov’t considers 5-day quarantine, mandatory vaccines for work-permit holders

The Cayman Islands government is considering reducing the quarantine period for vaccinated travellers from 10 days to five days, and making it mandatory for work permit holders to be inoculated against COVID-19.

CITA: Recruit staff now to prepare for border reopening

The local tourism industry should be recruiting staff now to prepare for the possible reopening of the borders later this year, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association advised its members this week.

CDC greenlights first test cruise for Royal Caribbean

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday approved Royal Caribbean to launch the first test cruise from the US since the agency issued a no-sail order on all cruise lines last year.

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