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Cayman Islands Travel Requirements

Bus services
A public bus terminal is located adjacent the Public Library on Edward St. in downtown George Town and serves as the dispatch point for buses to all districts.
There are several mini-buses operated by licensed operators, serving eight routes. Daily service starts at 6 a.m. from the depot.

Car rental
Rental Cars can be pre-booked before arriving in Grand Cayman, advisable during our busy winter season, and most can be picked up at the airport or delivered to your hotel.
Cayman has one of the Caribbean's most extensive modern fleets of car rental, and many feature right hand drive. In addition, most rental jeeps and vans are right hand drive, left hand stick shift. A variety of models of rental cars at competitive rates are available in Grand Cayman and a limited number on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (jeeps and 4-wheel drive only.

Taxi services
Upon arrival in Grand Cayman, taxis are available at Owen Roberts International Airport to all points on the Island.
Hotels vans cannot provide courtesy arrival pickup at the airport in Grand Cayman, but taxis are readily available from all resorts and from the taxi stand at the cruise ship dock in George Town.

Mopeds and Scooters
Mopeds and Scooters are also available on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Riders are required by law to wear a helmet at all times. and urged to be extremely careful and remember to stay on the left. Daily rates usually includes helmet and permit.

Bicycle rental
Bicycle rentals are available on all three islands in Cayman Island.(including 10-speeds and mountain bikes on Grand Cayman), on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Most hotels have bicycles available for complimentary guest use.

Airline services
Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac are ports of entry and are served by International Airport's, Owen Roberts in George Town and Gerard Smith International Airport on Cayman Brac. Little Cayman is served by inter-island flights arriving at Edward Bodden Airport. Grand Cayman is about a 70-minute flight from Miami.
Major airlines such as American, Delta, British Airways, US, Air Jamaica and of course our own Cayman Airways serve the Cayman Islands with up to 108 flights a week, 70 of those between Cayman and Miami. Other major cities accessed include Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Charlotte NC, Kingston, Jamaica, Nassau and London (Gatwick). Islena connects Cayman with La Ceiba, Honduras, and Cubana Airlines offers regular flights from Grand Cayman to Havana.
We have an excellent inter-island service between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. Cayman Airways provides evening jet service to Cayman Brac five evenings a week, and an early morning service between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac three times a week.

The Cayman Islands has its own currency with denominations of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 and coins valued at 25 cents, 10, 5 and 1 cent.
The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate against the US dollar of CI$1.00 equals to US$1.25. Or, the US dollar equals to CI $.80. The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands at a rate of CI 80 cents.

Normal banking hours are 0900 to 1600 hours, Monday through Friday. The Island has more than 500 banks, including Barclays Bank, Scotiabank, Bank of Butterfield, Royal Bank of Canada, Cayman National Bank, First Cayman Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and British American Bank.
ATMs that accept VISA and Mastercard with Cirrus affiliation are located at Cayman National Bank and several other banks and at Owen Roberts International Airport.
Major credit cards are widely accpeted (with the exception of the Discover Card). Travelers checks can also be used inthe Islands.

Dress Code
Tropical clothing are the most appropriate for day wear throughout the Cayman Islands. Smart and formal dresses are mainly for evening outings or dinings.As Caymen Islands is a British Crown Colony, the proper attire dress code is prominently followed.
Bathing suits or beach wear shouldn't be worn beyond the beach or cruise ship. Wear a cover up when in public areas elsewhere. Also, strictly no public nudity and topless bathing. There are no nude beaches in the Cayman Islands.

Entry Requirements
Citizens of US, British and Canadian do not require passports, but must present proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate and current photo ID) and a return or ongoing airline ticket.
Visitors from other countries must have a passport and return or ongoing ticket. Entry is granted for up to six months. Resident aliens of the US who show a valid US Alien Registration Card (green card) may be permitted to enter and remain in the Cayman Islands for up to 30 days. Visitors must keep the pink Immigration slip given to them upon arrival. This is our equivalent of a tourist identification card, with their travel documents and present it when departing. Anyone who wishes to extend their stay after arrival must visit the Department of Immigration and obtain and extension and may be asked to show proof of financial resources to permit an extension.


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