Sunday 25 October, 2020

Cayman: Travellers are reminded of special arrangements on BA

Travellers are reminded that flights with BA can now be booked directly-- not via the governor's office.

British Airways (BA) is to begin regular fortnightly service between the UK and the Cayman Islands starting on September 17 until the end of November.

The arrangement will be kept under review until normal service can be resumed.

“This new service will enable passengers to book returned tickets using ba.com and the British Airways reservation system. And this will be a commercial operation not managed directly by my office,” governor, Martyn Roper said at a previous press briefing.

Passengers wishing to travel on an inbound flight from the UK to Cayman should visit www.exploregov.ky/traveltime to apply. There’s no need to apply for outbound flights from Cayman to London. It is critical that an application is made to Travel Time before the traveller departs Cayman so as to ensure that the traveller will be granted permission to return.

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Until October 1, all incoming travellers must make arrangements to quarantine for 14-days in a government approved facility upon return and after that date, travellers will have alternate options as per the attached article.

Travellers coming in on the September 17 BA Air Bridge flight have been invited to partake in a pilot project, as described in the aforementioned article and below.

On September 17, travelers from 20-25 households arriving on the British Airways repatriation flight, will be able to engage in a trial programme for the purpose of gathering information on the new phased re-opening process that will be put in place as of October 1. The elements of the new plan that will be looked at include timing required, assessing the airport's capability to conduct COVID-19 tests and an evaluation of the electronic device, including its ability to meet government needs and the user experience.

The persons' selected for this trial period will be required to wear the monitoring device, remain in a residential facility approved by the Medical Officer of Health, remain in self-isolation for a minimum of 14-days, undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival and be retested on day-15. Clearance will then be provided by the Medical Officer of Health. A shorter quarantine period will not be allowed, so use of the bio-button as previously mentioned will not be needed.

For more information, please visit www.exploregov.ky/travel .

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