Government Opens Outbound Travel
The airport and sea ports in the Cayman Islands remain closed; however, it is understood that as time progresses an increasing number of persons need to leave the Islands for a variety of reasons.
Persons wishing to leave the Cayman Islands on Cayman Airways or charter aircraft can make travel arrangements directly with the carrier.
Persons wishing to travel to the Cayman Islands or on the British Airways air bridge are required to register at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.
A mandatory 14-day isolation period in a government managed facility will be required for anyone wishing to return to the Cayman Islands.
Travel Time – run by the Ministry of International Trade, Aviation and Maritime Affairs – was established by the Cayman Islands Government at the beginning of July to manage both outbound and inbound travel, while the Cayman Islands’ borders remain closed and scheduled commercial flights are not available.
In order to streamline the process, those who already applied to Travel Time for outbound travel to locations serviced by Cayman Airways can make their own reservations. For those contracting a charter service or travelling via private aircraft, authorisations for these flights must be granted by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (www.caacayman.com). All outbound passengers will be subject to normal Customs and Border Control processes to leave the country.
Persons wishing to travel directly to London via the British Airways air bridge should still register with Travel Time, which works collaboratively with the Governor’s office.
During the border closure, all international flights will continue to leave from Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman.
Travel Time will continue to manage inbound travel, for Caymanians, permanent residents and work permit holders. Those persons are reminded of the requirement for mandatory isolation over 14 days in a government isolation center upon their return. Demand for these facilities is very high, and inbound travel will be subject to availability of space in government isolation centres. Therefore, persons who leave the islands are not guaranteed a return on a specified date. Those persons who intend to return to the Cayman Islands are still required to register with Travel Time: www.exploregov.ky/traveltime
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