-UPDATE Feb. 26th, 2021
In our previous update (below), I wrote that the outlook for Cayman reopening their borders for tourism had clouded over. The good news today is that the current outlook is sunny again!
The latest report is that if the vaccination rate continues at its current pace, the islands’ borders could potentially reopen in late April or early May 2021.
Speaking at a press briefing on Feb. 24th, premiere McLaughlin said that once 70% of Cayman’s overall population has received a second dose of the vaccine, people will be to allowed to enter the Cayman Islands without needing to quarantine.
The important thing to remember is that the outlook can still change. Let’s just take a deep breath and remain cautiously optimistic. For those of you hoping to travel to Cayman this year, it might be time to start thinking about making reservations. Here at “A Mid-Winter Night’s Dream” we will be happy to block our rental calendar for your travel dates in 2021 with no penalty for cancellations due to the ever changing Covid-19 situation.
More details about the vaccination effort in Cayman are written about in this article at Cayman Compass.
-UPDATE Feb. 3rd, 2021
The outlook for leisure travel to Grand Cayman isn’t quite as sunny as was originally hoped for. We reported below about contingent plans to open the borders in March 2021, but those plans are off the table for now.
The Premier McLaughlin said the government currently has no specific timeline in regards to opening Cayman’s border.
“With the arrival of new COVID-19 strains and concerns over how much protection the current vaccines will offer against these new variants, it has become increasingly challenging to develop a firm timetable to get the Cayman tourism economy up and running again,” McLaughlin explained.
More details on this latest news can be read about here.
We will update this post as more information becomes available, so please do check back on this ever changing situation. In the meantime, think sunny!
-January 10th, 2020
After such a trying year, many of us are more than anxious to take a vacation to the Cayman Islands. The good news is that we can now see a path forward that will allow leisure travelers to once again wiggle their toes in the sand.
The Cayman Islands vaccination roll-out started on January 7th. With the vaccine program now under way, the premier has stated, “I am hopeful that by the end of March we would have been able to immunize enough of our residents that Cayman can resume an even greater sense of normalcy, to be able to travel much more freely, to allow people into our country without so much trepidation”.
Here is what else we know about the future of leisure travel to Grand Cayman. Back on Dec. 10th, the government issued an encouraging press release about their plan to further the reopening of the borders. The key takeaways for vacationers is this:
Early January 2021: Cayman receives Covid vaccine and implements Stage 1 and 2 of the vaccination program.
March 2021: Further opening of Cayman’s borders with the following restrictions for people arriving from overseas:
1. All travelers entering the islands need to provide evidence that they have recieved an approved vaccine course against SARS-CoV-2 (as according to Public Health recommendations).
2. Negative PCR test upon arrival to Cayman.
3. Follow up repeat PCR testing on day 5, 10, and 15 following the arrival date.
While this situation is quite fluid and things could change, this is still welcomed news. We have opened our rental calendar and are accepting reservations for dates in 2021. It’s nice to have something to look forward to, so make your reservation today!