Cayman Islands

Quick Overview

Capital: George Town

Population: 64,174

Official language: English

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

Emergency #: 911

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

Climate Info

Cayman Islands: Travel Health Information

The Cayman Islands are known for their beach resorts and diverse wildlife including iguanas and red-footed boobies. The largest island – Grand Cayman – is known for its restaurants, bars, and stores, and the famous Seven Mile Beach where visitors can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and paddle boarding. On the smaller islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, visitors can enjoy hikes through forests and jungle, along cliffs and trails.


The standards for patient care and medical services in the Cayman Islands may differ from your home country. The Cayman Islands has public and private healthcare options. The quality of care throughout the islands is generally good and meets international standards. There are many medical centres and two hospitals – one on Grand Cayman and one on Cayman Brac. Some complex procedures and care may not be locally available.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals and private practitioners in Cayman Islands typically require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Evacuation to the United States may be required for complex medical emergencies. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Cayman Islands.

Pharmacies and medications

Access to pharmacies is generally good in the Cayman Islands. Many medications are available and there are pharmacies around the islands, with the largest located inside the Cayman Islands Hospital in Georgetown.

If you are travelling with medication, check with the Cayman Islands’ embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in the Cayman Islands are paved and generally very well-maintained. Seat belts must be worn by drivers and passengers of vehicles at all times. Helmets must be worn by motorcycle drivers and passengers at all times. In the Cayman Islands, traffic moves on the left.

  • Country Reports. Traffic and Road Conditions in Cayman Islands.
  • Expat Financial. Cayman Islands Expat Insurance.
  • Health Services Authority: Cayman Islands. Pharmacy.

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