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Visitor Immigration & Visa Requirements

Visiting the Cayman Islands in 2021

On 8th July 2021 the Cayman Government unveiled a five-phase reopening plan for Cayman's borders. While transition through the phases remains dependent on the local and international Covid-19 climate, the plan puts forward target dates for a return of tourism to the Cayman Islands. While the phased opening is dependent on a local vaccination rate of 80%, the Cayman Islands will hopefully start to welcome securely verified vaccinated travellers back to the Islands from the 14th October 2021 onwards.

Immigration and Visas

Nationals of United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom and most countries within the British Commonwealth do not require visas to enter the Cayman Islands. Various other countries are also exempted but for example, citizens of Jamaica, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Belarus currently require visas before being admitted into the Islands. Where visas are required they must be sought and obtained prior to travel. For a full list of which countries do and do not require visas for entry into the Cayman Islands please visit www.immigration.gov.ky.

Visitors are permitted to stay for up to a total of six months. You will be required to show your return or ongoing ticket upon arrival in the Cayman Islands.

If you are arriving on a cruise ship, please check with your cruise ship company for rules and regulations.

People wishing to live and work in the Cayman Islands must secure a job and obtain a work permit prior to arriving in the islands. For full details on living and working in the Cayman Islands visit www.caymanresident.com.

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