The latest update to the UK government’s travel list has caused heartache for some travellers, particularly those who’ve headed to countries such as Mexico. One of the safest bets for a dream beach holiday in 2021 is the Cayman Islands who’ve retained its green light status thanks to its much-lauded Covid-safe protocols.
Wouldn’t it be brilliant if all had the benefit of hindsight? Sadly, none (that we know of) do. Some people enjoy taking a risk, others don’t, and we sit firmly in the latter camp. As we have written recently, one of the safest places to head to for a holiday in 2021 is the Cayman Islands; thanks to the excellent health protocols.
We do appreciate that there are limitations on many travel budgets. However, with prices for holidays skyrocketing for some countries, the Cayman Islands should definitely be a serious consideration for those wanting an extraordinary and memorable luxury beach holiday in 2021.
The Cayman Islands winning the fight against the pandemic
One of the main reasons why the Cayman Islands is an ideal place to head to in 2021 is, as mentioned above, due to its fantastic covid-safety protocols.
It was back in March 2020 when the country closed its borders to help reduce the impact of the pandemic. Although some countries decided upon freer and more open access, the Cayman Islands went ahead with its plan to impose strict quarantine protocols and the reduction of access into its territory. These measures, which some people might consider severe, have worked incredibly well, resulting in the islands becoming one of the safest places to visit in the world in current times.
The lifting of restrictions
From the 14th of October 2021, the islands will be removing all of the quarantine restrictions for travellers who can verify they are fully vaccinated. In addition to this, commencing on the 18th of November 20201, children under the age of 12 who have NOT been vaccinated WILL be allowed to enter the country.
Adrian White, Regional Manager UK, said, “The Caribbean is sure to be high on the list when it comes to choosing a holiday destination this winter now UK travel restrictions are being relaxed. Many UK travellers have historically had a favourite Caribbean island which they have returned to year on year, but since the priority for many will continue to be safety, the Cayman Islands is likely to be the first choice for many. We are excited to be able to share our white sandy beaches and turquoise waters once again while maintaining a Covid-safe environment for visitors and residents alike.”
With an increasingly effective vaccination programme leading to 69%* of the population having already received one dose of Covid-19 vaccination, 65%* both doses, the islands look forward to offering a Caymankind welcome to visitors once again, bringing the prospect of sunshine, sand and sensational bucket-list experiences to UK travellers.
This British Overseas Territory is one of the most popular luxury destinations for travellers from the UK and Europe. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches and incredible diving and snorkelling locations. It’s also an amazing place for those who enjoy wildlife in its natural habitat, and let’s not forget the incredible range of cuisine which comes courtesy of more than 200 restaurants, guaranteeing something to suit all tastes.
White added, “Visitors will be able to discover that the Cayman Islands offer a host of memorable bucket-list experiences to even the most seasoned traveller. With a perfect Caribbean climate and stunning ocean views, its wildlife and marine world, sandy bays and beach bars, plus the range of fabulous hotels, villas and restaurants, the Cayman Islands provides the ideal winter destination.
We recommend UK travellers take a closer look at what the Cayman Islands offer since all three islands provide unique experiences they will never forget.”
Full details on the phased opening programme are below.
For UK visitors, British Airways offers direct flights from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman. Alternatively, there are numerous same-day connections through Miami International Airport and various other US airport hubs.
* Friday 16 July
For reservations, visit https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/cayman-islands/holidays-in-cayman-islands or call 0344 493 0120. Example prices for package holidays to the Cayman Islands are available on request.
For more information on the country’s covid protocols and its phased reopening, please visit