COVID-19 UPDATE

Travel to the Cayman Islands continues to get easier!

The current requirements are as follows:

  • Visitors to the Cayman Islands must be fully vaccinated.
  • A travel declaration must be submitted to Travel Cayman at least 72-hours before travel
  • Passengers must take a COVID test one day before flying to Cayman
  • Children under the age of 11 may travel to Cayman regardless of vaccination status if accompanied by fully vaccinated parents.

Learn more about the Cayman Islands entry requirements below or visit the government website:

www.visitcaymanislands.com/travel-requirements

We look forward to welcoming you back to Grand Cayman!

Apply to Visit at the Travel Cayman Portal – It’s Easy

Persons wishing to travel to the Cayman Islands will need to apply via the Travel Cayman portal. Start your application here.

Quarantine Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

There are no quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers aged 11 or over, or unvaccinated children age 11 and younger who are assuming the vaccinated status of their adult travel companions if they are traveling from a country with vaccination rates that are 60% or higher for the first dose of the vaccine and where those travellers spent at least 14 days prior to the date of travel. These countries include the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Proof of fully vaccinated status is required.

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  • Travellers who travel from a country with a vaccination rate below 60% for the first dose of the vaccine are required to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days.
  • Unvaccinated visitors (age 12 and over) are not able to travel to the Cayman Islands at this time unless the visitor has a close tie to the Cayman Islands.

COVID-19 Test Required 1 Day Before Travel to Cayman

Unvaccinated children age 11 and younger are permitted to travel to the Cayman Islands as they will assume the vaccination status of their adult travel companions.

Children between the ages of 5 to 11 will be required to undergo the same testing requirements as adults. Children age four and under will not be required to do any testing.

All travellers aged 5 and above, must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day prior to departure. Both PCR and certified rapid tests are now accepted.

The test can be taken any time the day before the departure, it is not limited to 24 hours before departure. As an example, a test can be scheduled at 8am and the flight can be at 11am the next day. “Departure” is defined by the departure of any connecting flight or transit flight to the Cayman Islands, where the layover between flights is less than twelve hours.

Learn more about the Cayman Islands’ travel requirements here.

Health Insurance & The Cayman Islands

All inbound travellers will be required to attest to a statement that confirms that:

  • They possess health insurance which includes COVID-19 coverage, or
  • They understand the financial risks they are taking and that they have independent means to cover their medical costs.

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As prescribed under existing Customs and Border Control legislation, the government reserves the right to require that travellers who cannot show means to support themselves during their visit provide a written guarantee from a sponsor undertaking that they (the sponsor) will be fully responsible for the costs incurred by the visitor during their stay. Read more here.

Arrivals & Transfers

Once travellers arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) they are required to wear a face covering in all public spaces. Once you have cleared customs, there are several convenient ways to transfer to our property. We are just a short 8-minute drive away from the airport. There are several transportation options available.

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  • Rental Cars
    Most major rental companies operate just a short one-minute walk across the street from the arrivals greeting area.
  • Taxis
    Taxis are immediately available from the arrivals greeting area on a dispatch basis.
  • Public Transport
    Pre-booked buses are available upon prior arrangement with specific transportation companies.For a full list of transportation options, visit the ground transportation link on the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) website.

Check-in

During our check-in process, guests receive exclusive service with a maximum occupancy of one guest in the front desk office at any time. We have taken precautions to maintain social distancing and limit contact to create a seamless and comfortable experience. All you have to do is look forward to beginning your vacation at The Locale Hotel Grand Cayman.

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  • Only one (1) guest is permitted at the hotel lobby front desk at any given time.
  • Social distancing in the hotel lobby is clearly marked.
  • Masks are mandatory at the front desk.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the hotel lobby.
  • All touchpoints in the reception area are frequently sanitized.

Housekeeping

We are meeting and exceeding national guidelines with our housekeeping measures to ensure our accommodations are cleaned and sanitized for your peace of mind. Our dedicated housekeeping team has always taken great pride in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness at Locale.

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  • Guests have the option of no housekeeping during their stay, linen service only or daily housekeeping while the guest is outside of the room.
  • Extra cleanliness checks are performed upon guest check-in.
  • All housekeeping employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • We continue to use COVID-19 approved cleaning products in all rooms.
  • All glassware, flatware, and appliances in guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
  • All touchpoints in guest rooms are sanitized, including light switches, door handles, furniture surfaces, phones, remote controls, and more.
  • Towels and linens are washed with hospital-grade detergents at high temperatures.

Check-out & Departure

  • Room keys are deposited in a secure drop box located outside of the hotel lobby. They are then thoroughly sanitized prior to their next use.
  • Room receipts are emailed to guests so that check-out is contactless.

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  • The Travel Cayman portal enables travellers to specify if they have been vaccinated, whereby provisional approval can be granted
  • All traveller applicants will be emailed three days before departure to confirm whether they have approval to travel.

* Please note that our processes are continually evolving as a result of the guidance we receive from government, industry, and health organizations. As such, our measures, and all the information provided on this page is subject to change without notice.