Getting to Cayman Brac
Tucked in a tranquil corner of the Caribbean, Cayman Brac & Little Cayman seem worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet for travelers seeking a relaxing get-away or adventurers in search of the next conquest, the trip to these two beautiful islands is easy and accessible.
To get there, you’ll first need to fly to Grand Cayman. Most major airlines offer convenient flights to Grand Cayman from North America and Europe. From there it’s just a short hop over to the Sister Islands – where breathtaking natural beauty and opportunities for discovery await!
Airlines with Flights to the Cayman Islands
The National Airline of the Cayman Islands
Cayman Airways is the best way to fly to, from, and within the Cayman Islands. The National Flag Carrier, Cayman Airways is the only airline that services all three Cayman Islands. The carrier operates a fleet of five Boeing 737 jets, in addition to Cayman Airways Express’ two De Haviland Twin Otter aircraft – for easy, convenient inter-island travel.
Visit www.caymanairways.com for more information on getting to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Boeing 737 Jet Service:
- Thursday evening (inbound only)
- Friday, Saturday, Sunday (in and outbound)
- Monday (outbound only)
- All with connecting service in and out of Miami, FL
- Jet flights are 18 minutes in length (in-flight services not available)
Cayman Airways Express
- Daily flights four to six times a day between the islands and allows passengers to connect with all of the airlines
- Express flights are 35-45 minutes, and may include a brief stop in Little Cayman
In order to ensure that you have a hassle free experience when passing through our borders, please have the following forms completed on your arrival:
Immigration Card (will be provided by airline staff)
Proof of identification (please see criteria below)
Customs declaration card (will be provided by airline staff)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS:
American citizens entering the Cayman Islands will require a valid passport, for more information on this visit: U.S. Department of State - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
Canadian citizens Do Not Require passports, but must present proof of Citizenship. Proof of Citizenship include:
Passport or Birth certificate with a raised seal & Photo Id (i.e. Driver's License)
Photocopies of Birth Certificates need to have the copy notarised by a Notary Public.
All those entering the Cayman Islands who require a passport should ensure that the passport is valid for six months after date of return.
Cruise passengers entering the Cayman Islands are not required to have a Visa.
If you are planning to remain in the Cayman Islands for purposes other than a vacation, you should note the regulations on entry below and contact the Cayman Islands Immigration Department in advance of your travel if you have any questions.
A person who is not a prohibited immigrant* and satisfies an immigration officer that he is:
authorised by a work permit to work in the Cayman Islands
a person named in a work permit as a dependent of the licensee
a person who is exempted from the requirement to possess a work permit or a dependant of such a person
a person who has permission to reside permanently in the Cayman Islands
the holder of a valid re-entry permit is not required to produce a visa on entering the Cayman Islands.
* Prohibited immigrants are defined in full in the Immigration Law 2003 but include the destitute, the mentally disordered, persons creating health hazards to the community, anyone reasonably believed to be a prostitute or living on prostitution, anyone previously deported, anyone convicted in any country of an offence for which a prison sentence of twelve months or more was imposed, and others declared to be undesirable immigrants for economic or moral reasons.
For Specific Questions regarding entry into the Cayman Islands, including visa requirements, contact the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration:
p. (345) 949-8052
Upon arrival you must keep the immigration card given to you! Visitors are advised to keep it with their travel documents as you will be required to present it to an Immigration Officer upon your departure.
Departure Tax: There is a CI $20.00 or US$25.00 departure tax for the Cayman Islands that is included in the price of your airline ticket.
WORKING IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS:
If you're planning a business trip, please know in advance that salespeople planning to solicit business and take orders in our islands require a temporary work permit. Applications for this may be obtained in advance from the Department of Immigration. Contact their office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (345) 949-8344. You also must declare all samples of goods you bring into the country and these must leave with you. Please know that under our Immigration Laws visitors are not allowed to accept jobs in the Cayman Islands without a government-issued work permit.
All guests must also complete an Immigration Form and possess a return airline ticket.
Information adapted from Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Website.
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