Cayman Islands Opens to Families Traveling With Children

The Cayman Islands has entered the fifth phase of its strategic phased reopening plan. Under Phase 5, children aged 11 and younger are permitted to travel to the Cayman Islands regardless of the child’s vaccination status, provided they are traveling with a verified, fully vaccinated adult. While children between five and 11 years must follow the same testing protocols as adults, children under five are not subject to pre-arrival or on-site testing.

All inbound travelers aged five years and above are required to produce a negative pre-departure test—either a certified rapid test/LFT or PCR test—taken no sooner than the day before departure. Convenient, video-proctored at-home tests have been made available by AZOVA Inc.

As per the revised on-island testing requirements, travelers must complete a certified LFT through an approved provider on days two, five and seven of their visit; a test on day 10 is no longer needed. If a traveler tests positive, the PCR test confirmation and any additional testing to exit quarantine will be covered by the Cayman Islands Public Health Department. While children aged four years and under will not have to undergo testing, children between the five and 11 years must follow the same testing protocols as adults.

Phase 5 protocols require travelers to the Sister Islands to provide a negative certified LFT or PCR test prior to departure to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

The isolation period for vaccinated travelers testing positive is now seven days (instead of the previous 10-day mandate). Those testing positive must isolate for six days and take a PCR test on Day 7.

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