Breaking News: Cayman Islands identifies 13 countries to restrict travel from

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The Cayman Islands Ministry and Department of Tourism (CIDOT) remain on alert as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make an impact around the globe and within the local economy.

“While the economic impact—current and potential—to our tourism sector is unquantified in this early stage of international crisis, efforts are being taken by the CIDOT to collaborate with tourism stakeholders to understand potential business disruption directly linked to the virus and travel restrictions,” commented the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism.  “As a primary step, the CIDOT has issued an accommodation sector survey to licensed properties throughout the Cayman Islands.  This will establish a baseline assessment of the impact coronavirus has had on our tourism sector thus far and provide insight into potential areas of concern for the sector in the coming months.  The results will be utilized to create any necessary action plans to support the industry as the virus progresses and enable CIDOT to support partners with responses to the consumer and trade markets.”

In addition to the accommodation survey, a thorough review of the department’s international marketing and promotions plans is being actioned to ensure that marketing activity is scaled in relation to countries now facing significant in-country transmission of COVID-19.

As of Friday, 28 February, the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands Government issued Regulations to control the entry of persons to the Cayman Islands who have a travel history to mainland China under the Public Health Law (2002 Revision). Visitors who have been in China in the preceding fourteen days will be denied entry; this restriction is in line with many of our regional neighbors and countries further afield.

As outlined in the official CIG statement (Cabinet approves travel restrictions);…

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