How to Apply for Travel Approval – Cayman Islands

***As of August 24, 2022 all Covid-related travel restrictions to enter the Cayman Islands have been lifted. There are no longer any requirements for vaccination, pre-arrival testing, quarantine, or travel approval documents.

Travelling to Cayman right now can seem like a difficult process, but we’re here to make it as seamless as possible! We are now open to all fully vaccinated adult travelers and accompanying unvaccinated travelers 11 or under and anyone who meets these conditions is no longer required to quarantine upon arrival. Keep reading for a step-by-step process of applying for travel to Cayman and exactly what you’ll need for your long-awaited vacation at Plantana.

Step 1: Travel Arrangements

The first two things you’ll need are valid flights and a confirmed reservation at Plantana!

On the Plantana website homepage, you can enter your desired dates to see availability and follow the prompts to book your stay online. Alternatively, reach out to us directly at or via phone at 404-474-4344 and we can assist!

Step 2: Apply for a Travel Declaration on “Travel Cayman”

You’ll need to navigate to to begin the application process for travel to Grand Cayman. Once you’ve signed up for a profile, you’ll be directed to the “Travel Cayman” Dashboard.

Follow all steps to apply for a Travel Declaration. If your vaccination record can be verified with a QR code, you will receive your Certificate to Travel immediately. If your vaccination record does not have an associated QR code (eg. paper record or CDC card), your details will be reviewed and the Certificate to Travel should be received within 7 days. You need this Certificate to Travel for all travelers in order to be allowed into the Cayman Islands. It is very important that you apply for a Travel Declaration, NOT a Travel Request.

Step 3: Make Your Way to Grand Cayman

On the day of travel into Grand Cayman, ensure you have your your travel certificates and proof of vaccination for each traveler in your party.

Step 4: Know Your Testing Requirements to Return Home

Be sure to know the requirements for testing in order for you to return home. Some countries require a negative rapid antigen/lateral flow test or a PCR – the most convenient location for this is at Total Health, located in Grand Pavilion just a short drive up the road from Plantana. They are able to do either type of Covid test necessary for travel. Please double check all your necessary travel requirements.

Step 5: Have a Wonderful Trip and Book to Come Again!

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