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Cayman Islands Country Guide

  1. CountryFacts
  2. Health
  3. Media
  1. Intro
  2. Geography
  3. People
  4. Travel
  5. Embassies & Visas
  6. Finance
  7. Cities/Regions

Quick Facts

Region: Western Caribbean
Full Name: Cayman Islands
Capital City: George Town
Language Spoken: English

Cayman Islands Travel Insurance

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Geographic data

9? 20’N 81? 24’W

Elevation Extremes

Highest Elevation Point: The Bluff on Cayman Brac: 46m (151ft)

Lowest Elevation Point: Caribbean Sea: Sea level

Land boundaries

No land boundaries

Natural hazards

Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones usually occur from July to November. Earthquakes also occur.

Natural resources

Fish

Land use

Arable Land: 0.83%

Permanent Crops: 2.08%

Other: 97.08% (2011)

Environmental current issues

The Cayman Islands currently have a lack of fresh water resources. Also, tourism is a constant worry to the locals, as the development of new homes is destroying their the country's natural environment.

Climate

The climate in The Cayman Islands is very hot and tropical. Their Summers are warm and wet whilst their Winters are dry.

Time difference

The UK is 6 hours ahead of The Cayman Islands.

Population

58,435 (2013)

Age structure

0-14 years: 18.4% (male 5,093/female 5,022)

15-24 years: 12.9% (male 3,505/female 3,579)

25-54 years: 44% (male 11,771/female 12,384)

55-64 years: 13.6% (male 3,549/female 3,922)

65 years and over: 11.1% (male 2,870/female 3,219) (2014 est)

Median age

Total: 39.5 years

Male: 38.8 years

Female: 40.1 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.14% (2014 est.)

Birth rate

12.13 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Death rate

5.41 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Net migration rate

14.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.02 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 0.98 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 0.95 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female

Total Population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total Population: 81.02 years

Male: 78.33 years

Female: 83.76 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)

Business Practices

When planning a business trip to The Cayman Islands, you need to apply for a temporary work permit in advance from The Department of Immigration.

Crime

Crime rates in The Cayman Islands are low, however it is always advised to be cautious. Carry little valuables when out; use the safe in your hotel room and always be aware of any suspicious behaviour.

Hotels

Hotels in the Cayman Islands include well known luxury hotel chains including The Ritz Carlton and The Marriott, however there are also many smaller and more local hotels.

Local opinions can be rather reserved when it comes to couples of the same sex, especially public displays of affection. However, hotels and resorts are usually welcoming, despite sexuality.

Communications

Domestically, The Cayman Islands have good telephone communication systems. There are also many cyber cafes scattered across the island.

Electricity

The normal electrical voltage in The Cayman Islands is 120V and the normal frequency is 60 Hz..

Plug Types

Types A/B

Food And Dining

Cayman Island Nationals enjoy eating big portions of food. Their cuisine usually includes seafood, spices and vegetables.

Entry departure requirements

Visa immigration information

In order to immigrate to The Cayman Islands without being married to a Caymanian, you must apply for the immigration process that is most applicable to you.

A Full Work Permit

A Special Economic Zone Certificate

A Temporary Work Permit

Residency for Persons of Independent Means

Certificate of Permanent Residence for Persons of Independent Means

Certificate of Direct Investment

Residence Certificate

Student Visa

When looking for work in The Cayman Islands, you must consider that Caymanians are offered work before expatriates. The employer must consider if The Caymanian could be as good as the expatriate, after being provided with training for the job.

Passports

Your passport should be valid for the length of your stay.

Visas

A Visa is not required for British Nationals entering The Cayman Islands.

Types of visa and cost

Student Visas

Visitor Visas

Transit Visas

Validity

Your passport should be valid for the length of your stay.

Application to

The British Cayman Island Embassy.

Application requirements
Working days required

HIV entry requirements

There are currently no entry requirements to The Cayman Island territories for a traveller with HIV.

Departure tax

The Cayman Island Government have recently increased the fee of the country’s departure tax. It was increased from US$25.00 to US$37.50.

Embassies

Cayman Island Embassy UK

Address: 6 Arlington Street, SW1A 1RE, London, United Kingdom

Tel: +44-20-7491-7772


Cayman Island Embassy US

Address: 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Dc 20008

Washington

United States

Tel: +1-202-5886500

+1-202-5887800

+1-202-5887830

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The British FCO state that there is a low threat from Terrorism

Website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

US Department of State

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

Currency

The Cayman Island Dollar - US Dollars are also widely accepted.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on The Cayman Dollar, however there is an up to JAD20 per person restriction on The Jamaican Dollar.

Banking hours

Usual banking hours for The Cayman Islands are Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-4:30pm

Currency exchange

1 Cayman Island Dollar = £0.85 British Pounds

Credit cards

All major credit card brands are welcomed in restaurants, shops and hotels.

Cash machines can be found in most banks and supermarkets.

Travellers cheques

  1. Health Information
  2. Recent Disease Outbreak

Dental care

There are few Dental surgeries in The Cayman Islands.

Medication Availability

There are few pharmacies accessible in The Cayman Islands. It would be very sensible to make sure that you pack enough medication to cover your trip in order to prevent any emergencies. Some supermarkets may sell general pharmaceutical products.

Blood supplies

The blood supplies in The Cayman Islands are reasonable. 100% of the donations are by volunteers. The Ministry of Health in The Cayman Islands are confident that the blood supply process is safe.

Medical facilities

Good medical facilities are available on The Cayman Islands. It is important that you are covered with medical insurance, as health care, medication and treatments can be dear. If certain treatments are unavailable on the Island, it is possible to be airlifted to other nearby islands. If you need emergency services, the number to call is 911.


Health City Cayman Islands

Address: High Rock, 1283 Sea View Road, Cayman Islands

Tel: +1 345-640-4040

Website:www.healthcitycaymanislands.com


Cayman Island Hospital

Address: 95 Smith Road, George Town, Cayman Islands

Tel: +1 345-949-8600

Website: www.hsa.ky/ShowContent.aspx?ID=1&Page=AboutyourHSA

General caution

Some cases of Chikungunya Fever, which is transported by mosquitos, have been confirmed across the Cayman Islands. It is more common in the rainy seasons. Fever, nausea, rashes and muscle pains are just some of the symptoms that have been linked to Chikungunya Fever. Although serious problems of Chikungunya Fever are uncommon, the symptoms can last for a few days. In order to help prevent being bitten by mosquitos whilst being in The Cayman Islands, it is advised that you wear insect repellant. These can be in forms of, repellant creams, wipes, wristbands, sprays etc. Wearing clothes that cover your skin, especially loose fitting clothing, can also help prevent you from being bitten.

Specific concerns

There are currently no specific concerns in The Cayman Islands.

Immunization

When traveling to The Cayman Islands, you should be up-to-date with your routine jabs including MMR, Polio and your yearly flu jab. There are currently no specific jabs required by The Cayman Island authorities.

Disease risk summary

Entry requirements

When traveling to The Cayman Islands, you should be up-to-date with your routine jabs including MMR, Polio and your yearly flu jab. There are currently no specific jabs required by The Cayman Island authorities.

Recent disease outbreaks

There are currently no disease outbreaks in The Cayman Islands.

 

Media

Television broadcast stations: Cayman27

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 17, and shortwave 0 (2006)

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