Premier Panton to push the UK to add Cayman to Travel Green List.
(RCN) The Premier of The Cayman Islands, Wayne Panton, shared his disappointment in the United Kingdom, for not adding The Cayman Islands to the United Kingdom Travel Green list. Countries on the Green List include.
|Israel and Jerusalem|
|Portugal (Excluding the Azores)|
|South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands|
|St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha|
The Premier noted that he understood that the United Kingdom was looking at the “Region as a Whole” when making this decision, also mentioning the lack of direct flights (except Repatriation) from the UK to the Cayman Islands.
It is regrettable that the United Kingdom hasn’t reflected the fact that we are the Poster Child for success amongst the UK in its entirety, including all the territories. The overall track record that Cayman has had is not matched anywhere else. There should be an opportunity in three to four weeks, where this can be reviewed.
Premier Wayne Panton, in a Cayman Compass Youtube interview
The United Kingdom green list will come into effect on May 17. If an individual comes from a Green list country, they have to take a Covid-19 PCR test, and only quarantine if positive. If you come from an Amber list country (The list the Cayman Islands is on), you must quarantine for 10 days, and take 2 Covid-19 PCR tests.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Schapps has said that the Green list will be reviewed every three weeks, and countries will be added or taken off the list, depending on how the Country is doing with Covid-19, and vaccine efforts.