Cayman Airways will be putting on more repatriation flights for the summer period starting in July for travel between Grand Cayman and Miami, Kingston, and La Ceiba, Honduras.
Due to increased demand, flights between Grand Cayman and Miami will also operate on Sunday in addition to the usual Wednesdays and Saturdays.
There’ll also be more flights between Grand Cayman and Kingston, Jamaica with flights on Sundays and Thursdays in addition to the usual weekly Friday flights.
Cayman Airways reminds passengers that they are responsible for researching and securing the necessary documents required for entry into any country.
This includes completion of any required pre-flight COVID-19 testing, proof of vaccinations and/or obtaining travel authorization. Passengers who do not possess the required documents, will not be able to travel.
Check-in time for international flights is two (2) hours before scheduled departure, and passengers must ensure that they arrive with all required documentation for travel. Passengers not checked-in on time, and passengers who do not present the required travel documents, will not be able to travel.
CAL is also advising travellers to the US that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still requires all passengers entering the country from the Cayman Islands to complete a special "Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States Of America" form to submit to airline agents at the time of check-in for flights.
Passengers are reminded that they should have this form completed and ready to hand to Cayman Airways agents along with their other travel documents, in order to avoid delays at check-in. The form can be found here on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Fillable-Attestation-English-p.pdf
Cayman Airways says while its normal flight schedule is always available up to a year out, due to the rolling border closure in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, such flights may not be permitted to operate as they get closer to the actual flight date.
“This determination is made in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government who will instead request Cayman Airways to provide restricted repatriation flights,” the airline says.
It advises passengers holding seats on normal flights who are affected by flight cancellations that they will be contacted by Cayman Airways and given priority to obtain seats on the repatriation flights.
However, CAL says as the process for repatriation flights is significantly different, passengers should be aware that schedules and airfares may vary significantly.
Persons wishing to travel inbound or outbound on these repatriation flights can book seats directly with Cayman Airways online at www.caymanairways.com, or by calling Cayman Airways Reservations.
Persons travelling to the Cayman Islands aboard repatriation flights must still apply for and obtain approval for entry into the country from Travel Cayman.