Cayman to reduce quarantine period

The Cayman Islands will shorten its mandatory quarantine period come March 22.

The quarantine will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days for vaccinated travellers.  The move followed the country’s announcement that the majority of its population over 60 years has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Premier Alden McLaughlin, speaking at a press briefing yesterday, said the milestone “gives us confidence that the most vulnerable have been protected for the worst of COVID-19 disease”.

However, children will still need to undergo a 14-day quarantine, as currently anyone under 16 years old cannot get vaccinated.  Also, family members quarantining with the children will also remain in isolation for 14 days.

Travellers are still required to provide a negative PCR test result taken at with three days of arrival, and another negative result from a test at the airport.

The Cayman Islands, which has reported 460 cases of the virus, remains closed to general tourism.