After detecting its first COVID-19 case, Cayman’s borders were closed in March. This month the country reopens its borders by allowing a limited number of passengers in specific categories. Those categories include: residential property owners, student visa holders and relatives of residents. Prior to the month of October, only Caymanians, permanent residents, work-permit holders and their families could enter Cayman.
Premier Alden McLaughlin announced that a total of 800 passengers are expected to arrive to Cayman this month.
On Thursday, a British Airways flight was expected from London Heathrow, carrying 143 passengers, and a Cayman Airways flight was expected from Miami with 44 passengers.
There were three other flights Thursday expected from the sister islands.
Those participating in the October pilot phase of the electronic monitoring and geo-fencing home-isolation programme will not have to pay for their devices or their PCR tests, which are requirements for entry.