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Miami essential repatriation flights added for August

Local News 22 Jul, 2021 Follow News

Miami essential repatriation flights added for August

Minister for Tourism and Transport, Hon. Kenneth Bryan, has today announced two additional repatriation flights in August between Grand Cayman and Miami.

Minister Bryan stated: ‘It has come to my attention that we have Caymanians and permanent residents unable to book flight seats for essential travel, we also have individuals stranded abroad unable to return. While the PACT Government works to introduce a safe border reopening strategy we ask the public to be community-minded and only book flights for essential purposes.’

The decision to add additional flights was in response to the number of requests that Cayman Airways received over the past month for flights in August to and from Grand Cayman. These flights are scheduled for the 3rd and 10th of August and are reserved for persons on essential travel, which is defined as: -

- Travel for urgent medical attention not available on island 

- Accompanying an individual travelling for urgent medical purposes

- Educational purposes e.g. returning from or attending educational institutions

- Up to two guardians escorting children 21 years or under returning from or attending educational institutions

Cayman Airways will be reaching out to individuals on their waiting list for flights to provide instructions on how they can submit applications for a seat on these flights. Applications are to be sent to EssentialTravel@gov.ky and evidence of essential travel should be included in this application.

When applying, travellers should supply evidence to support travel requests e.g. medical referrals and school/college enrolment documents.

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