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Ministry Confirms More British Airways Repatriation Flights

Local News 23 Nov, 2020 Follow News

Ministry Confirms More British Airways Repatriation Flights

The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to advise the public that more British Airways repatriation flights have been authorised during December 2020 and January 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed flights to six.

The approved flights between the UK and Grand Cayman are scheduled to depart London, Heathrow as indicated below and will return to the UK the following day. Travellers should contact British Airways or visit the BA website to make reservations.

• Thurs 3 December 2020

• Tues 8 December 2020

• Tues 15 December 2020

• Tues 5 January 2021

• Thurs 14 January 2021

• Thurs 28 January 2021

The new BA repatriation flights have been uploaded to the Travel Cayman online portal allowing inbound travellers to apply and to request their type of quarantine location.

While British Airways is one of the two airline carriers approved by the Cayman Islands government to operate repatriation flights to Grand Cayman, not every flight or holiday marketed on the BA website is authorised to enter the Cayman Islands. The Ministry has received reports that travellers are booking flights and vacations which are not approved and ultimately end up being cancelled.

To avoid booking a non-authorised flight, travellers are strongly encouraged to check official CIG channels prior to making reservations. The dates of confirmed British Airways flights into Grand Cayman are posted on the inbound travel section of the Exploregov.ky website and are widely circulated via the CIG’s social media channels. Travellers who book flights that have not been posted on official CIG channels do so at their own risk and may incur additional fees when changing their booking to an authorised flight.

Until normal commercial airline service resumes, the air bridge between the UK and the Cayman Islands is providing a vital link between the two countries. However, because entry into the Islands is restricted to repatriation flights only, service is limited. The public is therefore urged to only consider travelling if it is essential and unavoidable.


Travel Cayman Application Process

Persons wishing to travel to Cayman must first register their travel request using the Travel Cayman online portal and must select their preferred quarantine option as part of their application process. If the traveller will quarantine with non-travelling household members, their details must also be entered at the same time. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Travel Cayman team by emailing TravelCayman@gov.ky or by calling 743 8463 between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The web address for the Travel Cayman portal is https://www.exploregov.ky/TravelCayman.

For the latest news and information regarding travel to and from the Cayman Islands please visit https://www.exploregov.ky/travel

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