Tourism Minister: ‘We cannot take undue dangers’

Tourism Minister: 'We won't take undue risks'


Thousands of guest workers left because of the impact of COVID-19.

Commercial airlines will not resume scheduled flights to Cayman when the borders tentatively reopen in September.

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told the Cayman Compass in an interview this week that government was planning a ‘soft opening’, with stringent protocols that would enable some travel to resume.

Private aircraft and yachts will be allowed to enter the islands.

The number of government-organised flights, in partnership with Cayman Airways and British Airways, is expected to increase, depending on demand.

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But Kirkconnell said government was erring on the side of caution and would not take any undue risks.  He hopes to open to a wider pool of visitors with the resumption of commercial air traffic by the start of what is traditionally the…