Open with restrictions

Cayman Islands Travel Restrictions

83.88% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 83.46% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Cayman Islands.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Cayman Islands.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Cayman Islands for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Cayman Islands entry details and exceptions

Restriction does not apply to:

Caymanians and Permanent residents

Work permit holders and their families

Persons who own residential property within the Cayman Island

Students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands

Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders - spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents and siblings

Persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program

Other visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team. (For travel approval, you must apply via the Travel Cayman Portal).


Outgoing travel to the Cayman IslandsTravelling from New Zealand to the Cayman Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to the Cayman Islands.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Cayman Islands.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must quarantine for 14 days in a government-provided facility or at their residence but with prior approval.

For reduced quarantine, travelers are required to present their original vaccine certificate for authentication upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers must quarantine for 5 days and take a test on day 6 to be released.

To know more details, you may visit Cayman Islands Ministry of Health


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Cayman Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Cayman Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Cayman Islands will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Cayman Islands

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Cayman Islands. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Cayman Islands.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the Cayman Islands.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Cayman Islands.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in the Cayman Islands is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in the Cayman Islands are open with restrictions. Bars in the Cayman Islands are open with restrictions.