Addition of two summer repatriation flights to Miami
(CNS): Two more Cayman Airways flights were given the green light for takeoff to Miami in August due to increased demand for essential travel. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said the decision to add flights was in response to the number of requests Cayman Airways received over the past month and are restricted to individuals and their families traveling for school or medical. The additional flights will take place on Tuesday August 3 and 10.
Speaking in Parliament this week, Bryan said there is a waiting list of around 800 people, but the government will now enforce essential travel direction to prevent those planning a vacation trip from taking place with those in need. .
“It has been brought to my attention that we have Caymanians and permanent residents unable to reserve airline seats for essential travel. We also have individuals stranded abroad unable to return, ”he said. “As the PACT government strives to introduce a strategy of securely reopening the borders, we call on the public to be community-minded and to book flights only for essential purposes.”
Cayman Airways will contact those on their flight waitlist to provide them with instructions on how to submit seat requests on those flights.
Applications should be sent to [email protected] and proof of essential travel must be included in this request. When applying, travelers must provide medical references and school or college enrollment documents.
Essential travel is officially defined as:
- Travel for urgent medical care not available on the island
- Accompaniment of a person traveling for urgent medical reasons
- Educational goals, for example returning to or attending educational institutions
- Up to two guardians accompanying children aged 21 or under returning from an educational institution or attending an educational institution