Government Information Services announced that the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be arriving in the Cayman Islands Tuesday afternoon.
Governor Martyn Roper said in his social media post “[I] sincerely hope the vaccines will prove a turning point in our fight against COVID. UK has committed to supplying them. This batch alone [is] worth £200,000 (around CI$227,000). I will be having my vaccination later this week and would encourage you all to as well,”
Premier McLaughlin announced last month that COVID-19 vaccination plan implementation could lead to easing the border restrictions as early as March.
In his New Year's Day message he mentioned that he is adamant that his administration will continue keeping Cayman safe.
“Therefore, we will require that arriving travellers have also been vaccinated and received both a negative COVID-19 test before arriving, and a second negative test on arrival, along with any other public health requirements. Travellers not meeting these requirements will have to quarantine,” McLaughlin said.