COVID-19 Update

Villas Of The Galleon Welcomes International Guests

All quarantine requirements have been lifted for fully vaccinated travellers and children under the age of 11!

Please read on or visit the following website to learn more:

www.visitcaymanislands.com/travel-requirements

We look forward to welcoming you back to Grand Cayman!


Travel Cayman Application Required
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Persons wishing to travel to the Cayman Islands must apply via the Travel Cayman portal. The Travel Cayman portal enables travellers to specify if they have been vaccinated, whereby provisional approval can be granted.

Start your Travel Cayman application at: https://travelcayman.gov.ky


No Quarantine Needed for Travellers with Proof of Full Vaccination
Villas on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Quarantine Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

There are no quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers aged 11 or over, or unvaccinated children age 11 and younger who are assuming the vaccinated status of their adult travel companions if they are traveling from a country with vaccination rates that are 60% or higher for the first dose of the vaccine and where those travellers spent at least 14 days prior to the date of travel. These countries include the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Proof of fully vaccinated status is required.

  • Travellers who travel from a country with a vaccination rate below 60% for the first dose of the vaccine are required to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days.
  • Unvaccinated visitors (age 12 and over) are not able to travel to the Cayman Islands at this time unless the visitor has a close tie to the Cayman Islands.
Learn more here.

COVID-19 Test Required 1 Day Before Travel to Cayman
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Unvaccinated children age 11 and younger are permitted to travel to the Cayman Islands as they will assume the vaccination status of their adult travel companions.

Children between the ages of 5 to 11 will be required to undergo the same testing requirements as adults. Children age four and under will not be required to do any testing.

All travellers aged 5 and above, must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day prior to departure. Both PCR and certified rapid tests are now accepted.

The test can be taken any time the day before the departure, it is not limited to 24 hours before departure. As an example, a test can be scheduled at 8am and the flight can be at 11am the next day. “Departure” is defined by the departure of any connecting flight or transit flight to the Cayman Islands, where the layover between flights is less than twelve hours.

 

Learn more about the Cayman Islands’ travel requirements here


Health Insurance & The Cayman Islands
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All inbound travellers will be required to attest to a statement that confirms that they possess health insurance which includes COVID-19 coverage, or that they understand the financial risks they are taking and that they have independent means to cover their medical costs.

 
As prescribed under existing Customs and Border Control legislation, the government reserves the right to require that travellers who cannot show means to support themselves during their visit provide a written guarantee from a sponsor undertaking that they (the sponsor) will be fully responsible for the costs incurred by the visitor during their stay.

Learn more here.


COVID-19 Testing for Your Trip Home
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Photo courtesy United Airlines

It is the guest’s responsibility to know what COVID-19 tests are required to enter your return destination. Be cautious of the timeframe and plan for proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

U.S Entry Requirements

If you’re flying to the USA you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the United States. All air passengers, age 2 or older and regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. All passengers 2 years and older are required to be tested. NAAT and Antigen tests are accepted.

Visit the CDC website for more information.

Canadian Entry Requirements

Pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated   travellers entering Canada. Travellers must still submit their information using the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours of arrival to Canada.

Unvaccinated children ages 5 and older must provide a valid pre-entry test result, even if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult. Children who are less than 5 years old are exempt of all testing requirements, regardless of their vaccination status.

Visit the Government of Canada website for more information.

U.K Entry Requirements

England has lifted all COVID-19 entry requirements!

 Travellers are no longer required to take COVID-19 tests or
complete forms before travelling to England.  Quarantine is also no longer
required upon arrival in England.

Visit the UK Government website for more information.


Arrivals & Transfers
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Once travellers arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) they are required to wear a face-covering in all public spaces. Once you have cleared customs, there are several convenient ways to transfer to our property. We are just a short 14-minute drive away from the airport. There are several transportation options available.

Rental Cars

Most major rental companies operate just a short one-minute walk across the street from the arrivals greeting area.

Taxi

Taxis are immediately available from the arrivals greeting area on a dispatch basis.

Public Transport

For a full list of transportation options, visit the ground transportation link on the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) website.

Note: Masks are required by the Cayman Islands government in all public places, including the airport, taxis and public transport.


Check-in
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When checking in, guests receive exclusive service with a maximum occupancy of one (1) party at the front desk. We have taken precautions to maintain social distancing and limit contact to create a seamless and comfortable experience.

  • Masks are required on our property, including the front desk and the resort grounds. Masks may be removed once on the beach, if social distancing (6ft) can be maintained.
  • Only one (1) guest is permitted at the front desk at any given time.
  • Posters and signage are in all public areas to encourage social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and various other easily accessible locations around the property.

Housekeeping
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We are meeting and exceeding national guidelines with our housekeeping measures to ensure our accommodations are scrupulously cleaned and sanitized for your peace of mind.

  • Housekeeping wear masks and gloves. Gloves are to be changed between every guest room.
  • All housekeeping staff are required to follow a detailed cleaning checklist.
  • Housekeeping will only be completed when units are empty.
  • Linens and towels are sanitized at the highest temperature setting with hospital-grade detergents. All high-touch points in guest rooms are thoroughly sanitized, including light switches, door handles, furniture surfaces, phones, remote controls and more.
  • All glassware is thoroughly washed and sanitized.

The Beach
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No trip to the Caymans would be complete without spending quality time lounging poolside or on a brilliant white-sand beach. Friendly and attentive staff are available to ensure your time in the sun is a blissful experience. Enjoy effortless social distancing and let the gentle sea breezes blow your worries away!

  • Masks are not required when sitting down on, or making your way to the beach lounge chairs.
  • Beach lounge chairs are arranged to follow social distancing protocols.
  • All high-touch points are sanitized frequently.

Check-out & Departure
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Checking out at Villas of the Galleon is seamless and touchless. From our family to yours, we look forward to seeing you next time!

  • The Front Desk has a touchless credit card machine to facilitate contactless payments.
  • Guests drop room keys in a drop box when checking out. Keys are then thoroughly sanitized.
  • Front Desk can arrange for transfers to the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).

* Please note that our processes are continually evolving as a result of the guidance we receive from government, industry, and health organizations. As such, our measures, and all the information provided on this page is subject to change without notice.