The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA), which owns and operates the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA), has been closely monitoring the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The safety, security and health of the travelling public and employees at ORIA and CKIA are a top priority for us. We are taking proactive measures and are in close communication with our employees, airline partners and tenants to reduce the risk of the spread of illnesses and impacts to the operations of the Airports. We are working with our government and staying in close contact with public health agencies to have the latest updates on the virus and any potential impacts to our Islands and surrounding borders.
On Monday, 16 March 2020, the Cayman Islands Government announced that Owen Roberts International Airport and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport will suspend all international flights in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, with the exception of domestic, cargo, courier and emergency medical flights, for a temporary period of three weeks starting at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 22 March 2020.
Entry to the country will be restricted to returning residents after 11:59 p.m. Thursday, 19 March 2020. Effective this afternoon, 16 March 2020, anyone who arrives on Grand Cayman will be required to self isolate for 14 days.
Cleaning and sanitation efforts will continue around the clock throughout the Airport terminals. We are also working with professional cleaning companies to be available to assist our staff with deeper cleaning of the terminals. Additionally, there are alcohol-based hand sanitizers available for use throughout the terminals.
The Cayman Islands Airports Authority encourages travelers to follow the guidelines below to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
• Keep a social distance of three (3) to six (6) feet from other people;
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
• Avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes;
• Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Passengers travelling this week to and from the Cayman Islands are encouraged to check with their airline for the latest travel and flight advisories.
For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit the Cayman Islands Government links below: