Saturday 31 October, 2020

England unlocks travel with 59 countries, including Cayman

"I'm delighted that the Cayman Islands has been included in the list of countries that do not have to self-isolate for 14-days on arrival to the UK. For the students and families that are going to the UK, that is excellent news."

These were the words of Cayman Islands' governor, Mr Martyn Roper of the travel corridor that has been established by the United Kingdom, with travellers from 59 nations, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain and the 14 British Overseas Territories no longer having to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

The full list of countries is as follows: 

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Reunion, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, St Barthelemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vatican City, Vietnam and the 14 British territories including the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and the Falklands Islands.

The list comes into effect on July 10.

"The government is satisfied that it is now safe to ease these measures in England and has introduced travel corridors for some countries and territories," said a representative from the UK's Department for Transport.

The Cayman Islands' borders continue to be closed to all individuals who do not legally reside or are citizens in the Cayman Islands. Those who are returning to Cayman, and are legally allowed to be here, will be required to quarantine at a government facility for 14-days. Those who are not Caymanian citizens will have to do so at their own expense. 

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