George Town, Cayman Islands (18 November, 2020) – The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to
advise the public that more British Airways repatriation flights have been authorised during
December 2020 and January 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed flights to six.
The approved flights between the UK and Grand Cayman are scheduled to depart London,
Heathrow as indicated below and will return to the UK the following day. Travellers should
contact British Airways or visit the BA website to make reservations.
Thurs 3 December 2020
Tues 8 December 2020
Tues 15 December 2020
Tues 5 January 2021
Thurs 14 January 2021
Thurs 28 January 2021
The new BA repatriation flights have been uploaded to the Travel Cayman online portal
allowing inbound travellers to apply and to request their type of quarantine location.
While British Airways is one of the two airline carriers approved by the Cayman Islands
government to operate repatriation flights to Grand Cayman, not every flight or holiday
marketed on the BA website is authorised to enter the Cayman Islands. The Ministry has
received reports that travellers are booking flights and vacations which are not approved and
ultimately end up being cancelled.
To avoid booking a non-authorised flight, travellers are strongly encouraged to check official
CIG channels prior to making reservations. The dates of confirmed British Airways flights into
Grand Cayman are posted on the inbound travel section of the Exploregov.ky website and are
widely circulated via the CIG’s social media channels. Travellers who book flights that have not
been posted on official CIG channels do so at their own risk and may incur additional fees when
changing their booking to an authorised flight.
Until normal commercial airline service resumes, the air bridge between the UK and the
Cayman Islands is providing a vital link between the two countries. However, because entry into
the Islands is restricted to repatriation flights only, service is limited. The public is therefore
urged to only consider travelling if it is essential and unavoidable.
Travel Cayman Application Process
Persons wishing to travel to Cayman must first register their travel request using the Travel
Cayman online portal and must select their preferred quarantine option as part of their
application process. If the traveller will quarantine with non-travelling household members,
their details must also be entered at the same time. Questions or concerns should be directed
to the Travel Cayman team by emailing TravelCayman@gov.ky or by calling 743 8463 between
the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The web address for the Travel
Cayman portal is https://www.exploregov.ky/TravelCayman.
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