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Repatriation flights confirmed for Havana, Cuba

Local News 16 Dec, 2020 Follow News

Repatriation flights confirmed for Havana, Cuba

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) confirms that two repatriation flights between Grand Cayman and Havana, Cuba, have been confirmed. One flight is on December 19, 2020, and the second flight is on January 9, 2021.

The Havana flight schedules are as follows:

Saturdays, December 19, 2020 and January 9, 2021 (2 flights)


NOTE: Passengers booking inbound flights to the Cayman Islands are reminded that, during the border closure, the Cayman Islands Government requires all travelers to the Cayman Islands to obtain approval from Travel Cayman. This request for approval should be submitted at least 10 days prior to departure to ensure sufficient processing time. It is each passengers’ sole responsibility to secure Travel Cayman approval to enter the Cayman Islands, prior to their travel date. Email travelcayman@gov.ky or call 743-8463/649-6913, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. Passengers checking in for international flights to Grand Cayman will be denied boarding if they do not have this necessary approval and valid travel documents to enter the country. For details on these travel requirements, visit www.exploregov.ky/travel.

Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary travel documents for entry into any foreign country. All passengers travelling on these repatriation flights should review and follow the policies in place with regards to entry requirements, baggage, pets, the wearing of face masks, and the booking processes. Those policies are as follows:

Immigration Requirements

Persons travelling to Havana will be required to take a Coronavirus/COVID-19/PCR test upon arrival in Havana, along with medical screening and self-isolation in accordance with the requirements of the Cuban government. Passengers will also be required to complete a declaration form upon arrival, which can be found at this link: https://sunriseairways.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Modelo-82-33-Declaracion-de-Sanidad-del-Viajero-CUBA.pdf

Baggage Allowance

Passengers (except infants under 2) will be allowed one free checked bag up to 55lbs per bag (not exceeding 62 linear inches), plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 11" x 16" x 24". A second checked bag (up to 55lbs) will be allowed for US$20. No excess, overweight, or oversized bags will be accepted for Havana flights.


No pets are allowed for Havana flights.

Health and Safety Measures For Flights

For each flight, various measures will be in place for the health and safety of passengers and crew, including:

All passengers must present at check-in and boarding with their own face mask, which they must wear throughout the airport and for the duration of the flight

CAL airport staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the check-in and boarding process, and check-in counters will be sanitized frequently during the check-in process. Cabin Crew will also be wearing PPE during each flight.

Booking process

Persons wishing to travel inbound or outbound on these repatriation flights can book seats directly with Cayman Airways at www.caymanairways.com, or call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311 or 1-800-422-9626 (told free in the USA).

In order for Cayman Airways to comply with airport operating hours and regulatory requirements, passengers are reminded that ticket counters close for check-ins exactly 1 hour prior to scheduled departure times for repatriation jet flights. Passengers not checked-in before that will not be able to travel. Passengers are advised to check-in at least two hours prior to departure. Online check-in is available for repatriation flights at www.caymanairways.com but bags must be checked-in at least 90 minutes prior to departure for passport verification and to check-in bags

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