Gov’t considers 5-day quarantine, obligatory vaccines for work-permit holders

Gov't considers 5-day quarantine, mandatory vaccines for work-permit holders

The Cayman Islands government is considering reducing the quarantine period for vaccinated travellers from 10 days to five days, and making it mandatory for work-permit holders to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Panton, speaking on Radio Cayman’s ‘For the Record’ talk show Monday morning, said, “We are definitely considering reducing [the quarantine period] to five days. We should be able to give an indication in relation to that in the coming couple of weeks.”

The premier pointed out that the main barrier to reducing the quarantine time was the verification of a traveller’s vaccination status.

Vaccinations for work-permit holders

On the same show, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan indicated that the government was also considering making vaccinations compulsory for all expat workers who are renewing their work permits or getting new ones.

“I know other jurisdictions made it mandatory right away. We don’t feel the same way. We think once you are going up for renewal, we can…