Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Passenger who didn't have travel time approval was allowed to board BA

Despite not having proper Travel Time documentation, British Airways allowed a passenger to board its flight from London to Grand Cayman Thursday 17 September 2020.
 
Upon arrival at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), preliminary vetting by Customs and Border Control (CBC) indicated the passenger was a visitor. The Cayman Islands borders are currently closed to visitors, with the country only accepting returning Caymanians, Permanent Residents and work permit holders.
 
Speaking to the strength of CBC protocols at the airport, the passenger was pulled aside and sent to a Government isolation facility while further investigations were undertaken.
 
Late yesterday afternoon the outcome of those investigations confirmed that the passenger is a dependent of a permanent resident in the Cayman Islands.

Permission to remain on-island was reinstated prior to the planned departure of British Airways yesterday evening.

The passenger remains at the mandatory isolation facility for the remainder of the quarantine period.

It is not clear why or how this passenger was allowed to board the flight by BA without Travel Time approval.

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