US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in the Cayman Islands. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.
None (overseas territory of the UK); consular services provided through the US Embassy in Jamaica; US citizens may call US Dept of State (202)-501-4444 for emergencies; alternate contact is the Embassy in Jamaica  (876) 702-6000; US Embassy in Kingston, 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, WI
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool , relatively dry winters (November to April)
Caymanian dollars (KYD)
120 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B
English, Spanish, Filipino
Protestant 67.8%, Roman Catholic 14.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%
UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Seven Mile Beach; Stingray City; George Town; Atlantis Submarines; Cayman Turtle Centre; Bloody Bay Marine Park
Soccer, rugby, netball
Handshakes between men and women are the most common form of greeting.
Tipping is usually expected everywhere you go to eat or drink. Even though many eating establishments may include a service charge; service staff in restaurants and bars rely on tips for a large portion of their salary.
Caymanite jewelry and decorative items, black coral and shell jewelry, shipwreck artifacts, handwoven baskets and other woven items, luxury items, rum
Turtle stew — a stew containing turtle meat, cassava, potatoes, onions, and peppers
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2023