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Things to Know BEFORE You Go The Cayman Islands

Essential Information

US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.


A beach and diving paradise, as well as income-tax free offshore haven. The low-lying islands are really just the tips of a vast undersea ridge, as deep as four miles in places.

Area: 100 sq miles

Population: 53,737

Capital: George Town

Political: British Overseas Territory

Official website: www.cayman.com.ky

Indigenous name: Caymanas

Currency Cayman Islands Dollar, but US accepted.

Passport Canadian and UK citizens do not need passport.

Visa Needs No visas required

Emergency Health Care George Town Hospital. Good facilities on Grand Cayman.

Banks & ATMS. Plenty of ATM’s, referred to locally as Cashpoints.

Free WIFI Locations. Around hotels. Internet Cafes. Numerous cybercafés.

Cell Phones access/Dialing code +345

Safety Tips. Minor petty theft.

Departure Tax $25

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