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  • Beginning October 14, 2021, new immigration laws, customs, and border control laws put into effect


The government of the Cayman Islands announced new laws concerning immigration, customs, and border control that became effective October 14, 2021. Under these new laws, all eligible persons immigrating to the Cayman Islands will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Department of Immigration (WORC) and Customs and Border Control (CBC). For a detailed list of affected individuals under the authority of the Department of Immigration click here. For a list of affected individuals under CBC’s authority click here. Accepted vaccines will include AstraZeneca, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech.

What’s Changed?

The Cayman Islands Department of Immigrant and Customs and Border Control introduced new laws that will require individuals arriving at the Island on work permits, residency certificates, visas and more to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Looking Ahead

Those applying for work permits, who are off-island and for some reason unable to access a COVID-19 vaccination, can submit, along with their application, a declaration of their intent to complete an approved vaccine course within 40 days of arrival on-island.

Sources: Cayman Islands Government

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