Wednesday 21 October, 2020

CAL confirms repatriation flight schedule for October

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has confirmed the weekly repatriation flights for October from Grand Cayman to Miami, Kingston.

The schedule for the weekly Miami flights is as follows:

Tuesdays, October 6 – 27, 2020:

FLIGHT

FROM

TO

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

KX3102

Grand Cayman

Miami

10.00am

12.30pm

The schedule for the weekly Kingston flights is as follows:

Wednesdays, October 7 – 28, 2020:

FLIGHT

FROM

TO

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

KX3600

Grand Cayman

Kingston

10.00am

11.05am

The schedule for the one La Ceiba flight is as follows:

Thursday, October 22, 2020:

FLIGHT

FROM

TO

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

KX3880

Grand Cayman

La Ceiba

12.50pm

1.15pm

Additionally, the following extra flights have also been added for the September repatriation flight schedule:

Grand Cayman to Miami, Florida

September 10 and 15, 2020:

FLIGHT

FROM

TO

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

KX3102

Grand Cayman

Miami

10.00am

12.30pm

Grand Cayman to Kingston, Jamaica

September 16, 2020:

FLIGHT

FROM

TO

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

KX3600

Grand Cayman

Kingston

10.00am

11.05am

Cayman Airways said that additional repatriation flights may be added, depending on the border reopening timeline. Connecting flights from the Sister Islands are also available for each flight.

The airline is reminding all passengers travelling on these repatriation flights to review and follow the policies in place with regards to entry requirements, baggage, pets, the wearing of face masks, and the booking processes. Those policies are as follows:

Immigration Requirements

La Ceiba

On August 10, 2020, the Honduran Government implemented the following regulations relating to inbound travel to their country:

  • The Honduran Government requires all passengers traveling to or from Honduras to register online with the Honduran Authorities prior to departure
  • Upon arrival in Honduras, all passengers must have in their possession the results of their negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test that should have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry into Honduras
  • Passengers must wear a mask at all times while in the airport and must comply with all biosafety measures at the airport
  • Passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine 
  • Passengers can complete the pre-check form as far out as two weeks prior to travel using this link: https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn
  • CAL’s Honduras passengers must present their travel approval and negative PCR test upon check-in in Grand Cayman
  • Only Honduran Nationals are currently allowed to travel on CAL repatriation flights to La Ceiba

Jamaica

Persons traveling to Jamaica must secure a Travel Authorization from the Jamaican Government prior to checking in for a flight. The application can be completed online via the following links:

Passengers who do not present the required travel authorization when checking in for their flight, will not be able to travel.

Upon arrival in Jamaica, passengers from Cayman will not be required to undergo a COVID-19 test but will be subject to a health screening and risk assessments by Jamaican health authorities. All passengers are required to wear a face mask throughout the airport in Kingston.

USA

Persons travelling to the United States must be US citizens or those legally able to travel to or through the USA. Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary travel documents for entry into any country. There are no special COVID-19 requirements for entering the USA at this time, with the exception of Miami Airport requiring all passengers to wear a face mask throughout the airport.

Baggage Allowance

La Ceiba

Passengers (except infants under 2) will be allowed one free checked bag up to 55lbs per bag (not exceeding 62 linear inches), plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 11" x 16" x 24". Each passenger will be allowed to pay US$20 for one additional 55lb bag (not exceeding 62 linear inches). No overweight or oversized bags will be allowed on the repatriation flights to La Ceiba due to weight restrictions.

Jamaica and USA

Passengers (except infants under 2) will be allowed one free checked bag up to 55lbs per bag (not exceeding 62 linear inches), plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 11" x 16" x 24". A maximum of 2 excess bags per passenger can be accommodated. These additional bags will be at a cost of US$20 for the first excess bag and US$50 for the second excess bag. No overweight or oversized bags will be accepted. Passengers who expect to have excess bags MUST prepay for it at the time of booking or at least 24 hours before travel. Please note that the first bag will travel confirmed, but excess bags will travel space-available and may take several weeks to reach the passenger should baggage space not be available on the repatriation flight.

Pets

No pets are allowed for the La Ceiba flight but a limited number of pets can be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, aboard each flight to Miami and Kingston. These must be requested and approved at least 24 hours before travel. Pets without prior approval will be unable to travel. Passengers are responsible for ensuring they meet all necessary customs requirements for the importation of pets to any country.

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