Monday 13 July, 2020

Borders are closed till earliest Sept 1; here's how you can get out

"It is likely that our borders will be closed to commercial flights and cruise ships until September at the earliest." This is according to Governor, Martyn Roper.

The governor's office has received queries to the travel helpline and confirms that his office will "do whatever we can to help on flights. We’re keen to arrange more BA flights. I’m also very aware that people are concerned about students getting back to school overseas and this will be included in our planning."

Those who need to leave Cayman can indicate their interest in doing so via the Travel Helpline.

Due to the success of the online tool, the Emergency Travel helpline will move to new hours ‪from Monday 4‬ ‪May.‬ Phones will be manned ‪from Monday – Friday‬ from 9am – 1pm. You can still register your details at any time via the online tool www.exploregov.ky/travel

Flights have been or are being arranged to the following destinations (in alphabetical order) in the immediate or near future.

CANADA

A private charter is being organized by Canadian citizen, Nikole Poirier, to go to Canada on May 22. This flight will allow pets. Tickets will cost $1,300. Contact nikolepoirier@yahoo.com or 517-0628. 

Those in Canada wanting to return to Cayman should call emergencytravel.gov.ky

COSTA RICA

The flight to San Jose, Costa Rica departs ‪tomorrow‬ May 8 and there are still seats available. Final arrangments can be made on Cayman Airways on ‪‪949 2311‬. 

Flight KX3080 is scheduled to depart Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman at 7 am and arrive at Juan Santa María International Airport (SJO) at 7.45 am (San Jose time). 

Persons travelling to Costa Rica must be Costa Rican nationals. All passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary travel documents for entry. 

Additionally, passengers travelling to Cost Rica on this repatriation flight must complete an online medical form prior to travel, by visiting this link: https://ccss.now.sh/form 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A flight has been confirmed for May 17.

ENGLAND

Two British Airbridge flights have been arranged. More will be organised in the coming months if demand is there. If you need to leave the Islands please register with Emergency Travel helpline via the online tool www.exploregov.ky/travel. This will help gauge demand for future flights.

HONDURAS

The Honduras flight tomorrow, May 8 will be bringing back a small number of Caymanians and PR status travellers. ‪This flight is full.

INDIA

In discussion

JAMAICA

In discussion

MIAMI

There will be another flight to Miami to take people out and bring a small number of people back in. 

NICARAGUA

We have information from the Nicaraguan Foreign Minister that they are not willing or able to take back their nationals at the present time but they will keep it under review.

PHILIPPINES

In discussion

 

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