Cayman Islands (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: A person is considered fully vaccinated if they have completed a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival to the Cayman Islands.

The following vaccines have been approved by Cabinet on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health as of 9 November 2021:

-Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) (single dose)
-Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
-Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
-European Version
-SK Bio Version
-Serum Institute of India version ‘Covishield’
-Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (two doses)
-Sinopharm (two doses)
-Sinovac (two doses)

For more information visit the FAQs section (
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine is required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 28.11.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
2. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. More details can be found at
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Cayman Isl.
3. Passengers must obtain approval from Travel Cayman via
4. Passengers arriving from or who have been in Belgium, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 21 days are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at


Detailed Tourist Information

Travellers eligible to visit the Cayman Islands are:

-All fully vaccinated travellers (securely and non-securely verifiable)*

-Unvaccinated Returning Caymanians, Residents and Work Permit Holders.

-Unvaccinated visitors who have close ties to the country (Persons who own local properties and businesses, or who are a spouse, civil partner, parent, step-parent, child, grandchild, step-child, or grandparent of a Caymanian or Resident)

-Travellers below the age of 18 that are vaccinated with one dose when travelling from jurisdictions that only allow one dose for this age group

Travel is restricted from Belgium, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

No cruise travellers nor unvaccinated tourists (including unvaccinated tourist children) are allowed at this time.

Read more about who can travel here

All travellers must:

Apply to the Travel Cayman portal for an official Certificate to Travel by requesting a Travel Declaration.

Be fully vaccinated by a WHO approved vaccine.

Take a pre-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test 72 hours prior to departure with a negative result, this is required for all travellers age 4 and older.

Take a lateral flow test (LFT; also known as a rapid antigen test) on days 2, 5 and 10 of stay.

Have suitable Medical and Travel Insurance, which you should ensure that COVID-19 is not an exclusion to the existing policies.

Apply to the Travel Cayman portal for an official Certificate to Travel by requesting a Travel Declaration.

Lockdown Details

The Cayman Islands will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists without quarantine in 11 days.

In preparation, last Friday government amended arrival protocols to include rapid testing following arrival on Days 2, 5, and 10.

Cayman will rely on lateral flow (rapid antigen) screening tests which are less invasive and provide a test result within 15 minutes. A negative rapid test result can be used to check-in for your return flight home if taken within 72-hours of departure.

Details on where and how tests will be administered are not yet available. We are working to make this process as easy as possible for our villa guests. Stay tuned.

Travelers will be asked to register their itinerary and vaccination status with Travel Cayman once they are within 30 days of arrival and have confirmed flights.

The government further verified that US, UK, and Canadian travelers will not need to provide a digitally-secure QR code to verify their vaccination status. Travelers are required to pre-register their flights and vaccination status with Travel Cayman, the government’s online travel portal. All travelers should carry their paper vaccination cards as further proof of inoculation.

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