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Cayman Will Re-Open Borders to Visitors in March 2021

Discussion in 'Cayman Islands' started by KathyV, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  2. Divetech Cayman

    Divetech Cayman Contributor

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    Hi all,

    Some good news from our Premiere today. Cayman Islands borders to reopen in March - Cayman Islands Headline News

    “By March we hope to have successfully vaccinated and protected a sufficiently large number of our population, including all of those at most risk. If we can achieve that target, we should be able to open our borders once again,” McLaughlin stated in his New Year Message.
     
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  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My wife and I are over 65 and are in vaccination group 1C in Pennsylvania. I don't think we will not be fully vaccinated until sometime in the spring
     
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  4. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Some good news.
     
  5. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Vaccinated plus two tests. Phew! I assume yellow books for all.
     
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  6. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Requiring a vaccine means that your borders might technically be open but most won't be able to get there until late 2021, per most reports I've heard.
     
  7. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I wonder how this will affect air tickets.

    Our March cayman airways tickets have not been cancelled, but you cannot buy the same tickets now. Cayman airways says they have a lot of other ticket to cancel before they get to March. We should have taken the refund.

    In the odd event that they are actually open, what will happen to tickets if you can’t get vaccinated by the time of your flight.
     
  8. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    At this point I wouldn't book anything until they actually start accepting visitors, and you've actually receive the proof of vaccination.
     
  9. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    9 months too late for that.
     
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  10. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Happy for all the small business owners and dive ops that can now see some light at the of the tunnel. They can now start planning. For most of us though, vaccinations will likely not be available until late spring/early summer at the earliest. As much as I love the Caymans, as soon as I am vaccinated and ready to fly again to dive, I will likely fly to another dive destination in the Caribbean that feels more welcoming and doesn't require testing both before and after arrival.
     

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