Monday 25 May, 2020

Premier: Non-Caymanians in tourism/unemployed should consider leaving

The Premier has stated that it is clear that Cayman will not open its borders anytime soon.

A British Airways flight will be coming to Grand Cayman via Bermuda on Monday/ Tuesday and then to the Bahamas and then back to the UK.

This flight will be bringing in supplies to Cayman.

Those who are non-Caymanians who cannot get work as a result of the consequent shut down of the tourism industry are being given the opportunity to leave. Non-Caymanians who do not have a job and have an opportunity to leave should do so. It looks like other flights such as Cayman Airways will have to be commissioned to take these individuals out of the country.

The premier has indicated that those who cannot leave will be taken care of.

To date, 121 individuals in the UK have requested to come back to Cayman and are being assisted by the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK. Those who are coming from the UK are Caymanians, students or otherwise who have a right to live here.

Anyone who comes into Cayman will be quarantined outside of their home under strict monitoring by the government for 14 days. This will likely be at Comfort Suites.

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