Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the Cayman Islands
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cayman Islands.
Masks: Recommended in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cayman Islands. Restriction does not apply to:
Caymanians and Permanent residents
Work permit holders and their families
Persons who own residential property within the Cayman Island
Students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands
Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders - spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents and siblings
Persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program
Other visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team. (For travel approval, you must apply via the Travel Cayman Portal).
Read more about travel restrictions for Cayman Islands
Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Cayman Islands.
An average direct flight from South Africa to the Cayman Islands takes 49h 33m, covering a distance of 12083 km. The most popular route is Cape Town - George Town with an average flight time of 49h 33m.
The cheapest ticket to the Cayman Islands from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R11 479 one-way, and R19 664 round-trip. The most popular route is from Cape Town to George Town and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R19 664.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is George Town (100% of total searches to the Cayman Islands).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I really did not find anything to improve, it was a pleasant flight"
Pros: "We were able to leave the country quickly."
Cons: "It was freezing on the plane."
Pros: "My air hostess was very friendly and kind"
Cons: "Food for vegetarians"
Cons: "4 hs delay"
Cons: "No assistance to mothers with strollers. While boarding, picked a few people randomly to inspect our bags right before getting on a plane. Held us in a separate room including me who is single mother traveled with 2 year old for 3 flights in the row. My son didnt get his meal. Also had to ask for any juice. Horrible menu. Late food serving, but quick to clean up in a rash. Loud people on phones and nobody stopped them. Horrible experience."
Pros: "The flight was on time and landed early"
Cons: "The bags could have come out earlier and the food could be better"
Pros: "The crew members are super friendly and caring."
Pros: "The crew were very attentive and there was a large variety of in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "I am not a heavy set guy but the seats were unreasonably close to each other, this meant that when you eat a meal your elbows push into your sides making it hard to bring food to your mouth."
Cons: "Very narrow seats"
Cons: "Best flight and touch down ever."
Cons: "Seating is a big problem. I am only 192 cm tall and cannot really fit my legs into the space. Have them out in the corridor"
Pros: "That the flight was on time."
Cons: "not applicable."
Cons: "Seat was broken. Reclines without requesting. Tray also needs attention. Seat 15C"
Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Nothing. Pretty good for a short trip."
Cons: "The food was just okay."
Cons: "Better business class seats"
Cons: "Delayed, twice!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, new release films"
Cons: "Quicker boarding and better food"
Pros: "yes! amazing crew! thank you so much!"
Cons: "perfect already!"
Pros: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"
Pros: "Pleasant staff, very poor entertainment systems, screens too small and kept needing to be reset."
Cons: "Poor entertainment systems Plane too cold Only 1 meal Ran out of gin for the second flight in a row"
Pros: "Friendly crew and a good value for money flight"
Cons: "Very bumpy ride but this wasn’t anyone’s fault"
Pros: "Service was excellent"
Cons: "Entertainment system getting a bit long in the tooth on 747. Hot breakfast could have done with some colour"
Pros: "BA in South Africa run a clean efficient airline. Planes are new crew well trained and food is good."
Cons: "Preseating totally random no matter your status. Booked state of my choice well in advance and was presented at the back of the plane on check-in"
Cons: "No free water on the flight. I was not able to use my USA credit card. Water is essential during flights!!!! I got sick on the pain from headaches!!!!!! Water should be a basic, free thing to served on a plain."
Pros: "No hassle with hand luggage"
Pros: "Anna from Portugal was fantastic"
Cons: "Seat 26J was awful. You could feel the springs coils!"
Pros: "Plane kept to time schedule fabulous"
Cons: "Traveling economy"
Pros: "Crew, boarding process, food, cleanliness, movie choices were all good."
Cons: "There should still be more leg room in coach. The screen in just my seat had a "loose connection", as it was a bit blurry sometimes -- enough to be annoying, but I still watched a movie OK. No other screens around me had the problem; they were crystal-clear."
Pros: "Efficient processes. All went to plan"
Cons: "Tight seating. Old plane. Entertainment screen sub par"
Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding."
Cons: "The way that the crew (both in economy on right of plane) spoke to, and handled sensitive situations with several of the passengers in a loud and rather rude manner. This is not the British way that I have been accustomed to on previous BA flights, and is rather upsetting. The crew were very abrupt in general, and did not have that seasoned and polite demeanor which I expect from BA."
Pros: "Crew was superb, very friendly and helpful as the handle of my bag broke. They did all they could to assist."
Cons: "3 hour delay in flight...they kept us on the plane forever"
Pros: "The crew of British airlines were nice"
Cons: "Changed flight , couldn’t check in. I bought ticked on kayak but vayama was the actual ticket seller on behalf of Iberia which is a British airlines company. I couldn’t check and and customer service of vayama didn’t want to help and asked me to call Iberia. I called Iberia and after staying on hold for 40 min they told me to use the same confirmation number of Iberia flight on British airlines website. After a long day and a long and expensive uber ride I made it to sfo to see the flight has been delayed... never ever ever going to buy an international flight from Iberia, and very hesitant about kayak redirecting sales."
Pros: "Your staff were truly excellent, helpful and engaging."
Cons: "My TV worked only intermittently and I therefore could not relax and enjoy the entertainment..."
Pros: "Quick boarding!"
Cons: "Snack trolley didn't reach the back seats due to the shortness of the flight. The only entertainment was an in flight magazine!"
Pros: "Made up for time due to a big tail wind"
Cons: "Took off late and had to wait 45 minutes for luggage"
Pros: "Flight was on time,actually ahead of time."
Cons: "Aircon was not efficient. Very hot in the plane."
Cons: "I made the mistake of buying a no checked baggage ticket- they charged me more to check my bag than it cost me for the ticket (65 British pounds). How do they get away with this? Many passengers had carry-ons that probably weighed as much as my luggage, yet I have to pay a huge fee. Plus, extra charge to choose a seat, and not even a glass of water on the flight. Last time I choose to fly British Airlines."
Pros: "Entertainment System was pretty good. Food served was nice and overall I was pretty impressed with the crew.. Normally most of the European and American airlines crew has a lot of attitude and are not the friendliest of lot but this set of crew was pretty good. Seats were also not too cramped like AA or UA flights."
Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "They lost our stuff as we travel internationally for 10 days. No clue where it is"
Pros: "Strong tailwind brought us in 30mins ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Nothing. Was a smooth and friendly flight. Cabin crew were courteous and efficient."
Cons: "Took forever to serve cold drinks and food. Said we were going to have a short flight due to tail wind so they would not serve hot drinks. Mean while we landed at the expected time of arrival."
Cons: "They were awful"
Pros: "The food and service was good."
Cons: "My luggage was damaged and when we tried to do a claimed over the phone they didn't give us much of an option. I didn't do it a the airport because I was traveling with a minor and my Morher who is 73 years old and after a 18 hour travel day they need to come home."
Pros: "Staff are all great. No fuss and every thing on time."
Cons: "It's economy class and always cramped. Standards slipping in the toilets a little. Seats are getting worn. The entertainment choice could be better. Food quality has also gone down"
Pros: "I generally fly business or first but not this flight I felt like we were treated like we were in first class the attendants was great. Really great. I became a believer in British on this flight!"
Cons: "When I asked for a options, they never answered clearly."
Pros: "Was a short flight so .. It was ok !"
Cons: "Better service, quicker boarding, more comfort and overall everything needs to improve"
Pros: "Not a thing. Hands down worst airline I’ve ever flown with by a large margin. Would not recommend."
Cons: "Literally any and everything."
Cons: "Almost 2 hr delay - put fuel in a wrong tank."
Pros: "Crew members were okay"
Cons: "Wifi could be better"
Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "tv screens on the back of seats"
Pros: "Quiet , comfortable cabin and crew was quick to board everyone"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, we were well-fed and service was great!"
Cons: "Captions for the hearing impaired, but not possible unless there are individual TV's. I understand that this was an older plane--a "classic." Hoping that entertainment will become more accessible in newer planes"
Cons: "More comfortable seating. Fortunately this flight was also late in departing so I was able to make the connection!"
Pros: "The crew was fantastic and very nicely got us into an earlier flight and allowed my wife and I to sit together for our 10th anniversary"
Cons: "The entertainment apps were difficult to use"
Pros: "WiFi entertainment system."
Cons: "Hard seats, no arm padding. No power to recharge phone and iPad."
Cons: "American Airlines continues to lag in their ability to proactively communicate updates to their customers. Then to top it off, they lack empathy and a true ability to accommodate customers."
Pros: "Crew on board are great."
Cons: "American keeps canceling and changing schedules. They cancelled flight section and took it out of my itinerary. Then took over 3 calls and 2 hours on hold to fix."
Cons: "2.5 hour delay on the ground - very poor communication from Crew"
Cons: "The spacing between rows, the aisle and size of seats were terrible. I will go back flying British Airways and Lufthansa!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew was good"
Cons: "Paid $330.00 +/- for a one way ticket. Some how i messed up on the date and had it for 8/3/18 instead of 8/2/18. Had to pay an additional $500 + for the change. I understand that the fault didn't lie with AA, however, the rate for changing the ticket borders on the ridiculous. I have to travel quite a bit as of late for work, I am doing all i can to Avoid using American. There were others on the flight that paid for first class that didn't pay as much as me and i was stuck in boarding group 6. It really feels as though American is only in it for the dollars, not the customer service."
Pros: "We got to our destination aver 12 hours late."
Cons: "In addition to being rebooked approximately 12 hours after our original flight, this flight left about 40 minutes late."
Pros: "The trip was fast and efficient. The crew was very friendly and we had no issues."
Pros: "It was a really fast flight. Twenty minutes from wheels-up to wheels-down."
Cons: "Plane is more suitable for passengers under 5'11". At 6'7", I wasn't an ideal passenger!"
Pros: "Crew friendly.Flight arrived early.Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable."
Pros: "The plane had really soft, puffy, comfy headrests. These were the best headrests I've ever encountered on any flight. I wish these were on every plane."
Cons: "1. Departure gate gets inexplicably moved to an entirely different concourse. 2. Gate agent offers to check bags through to destination, then when I go up, offers to gate-tag my bag. Why did you say you could check the bags through, then? 3. The long, ridiculous AA boarding process consisting of 9 groups and 2 short lanes, taking about 20 minutes to get 30 people outside. 4. 30 people wander around outside on the tarmac, trying to find a sign for Albuquerque. 5. BAGGAGE HANDLERS tell some of the passengers that the planes have been switched, and we should now board the plane marked Flagstaff. 6. Gate agents come outside, receive information from -- again -- BAGGAGE HANDLERS -- and then tell everyone to go back inside. 7. Once inside, gate agents tell passengers they have no idea what is going on, where they will be departing from, or when. 8. Gate agents tell passengers to go through the (long, ridiculous) boarding process a second time, and get on the second plane on the left. 9. A couple of PASSENGERS remind the gate agent that the baggage handlers specifically said that plane was not going to Albuquerque. 10. Gate agents change their minds, and tell passengers to get on a different plane. 11. We finally get on the damn plane."
Pros: "Each of the flights arrived on time"
Cons: "Documentation initially was a bit vague around which legs of the 2 Stop Flight would be handled by American and which would be handled by Latam though that is probably more of the website problems"
Pros: "Arrived slightly early. The crew was efficient and friendly. The interior and seats looked new."
Cons: "Nothing was negative."
Pros: "Too many commercials on the TV before being able to watch the show."
Cons: "The aisles are not wide enough and people continue to hit me with their luggage and hand bags. Always the people waiting block the entrance of the gate when it is time to board."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Courteous professional staff!"
Cons: "I couldn't imagine a smaller space for traveling - rediculously small!"
Cons: "Coach seating is too tight"
Pros: "Crew was outstanding"
Cons: "Hurried beverage service since arriving early. R"
Cons: "No problems."
Cons: "Good flight!"
Cons: "Boarding chaos at Miami airport."
Cons: "Flight was 4 hours delayed"
Pros: "I usually don't like or at the meal in coach, but I had a ravioli pasta dish that was great. Also the wine was a much better quality then what I have been getting on the other airlines."
Cons: "On my particular row of seats the power outlets were dead. The flight attendant tried to reset, which reset the entertainment but the outlet remained dead. Used the USB port to charge."
Pros: "Timely I have no complaints. The flight went well."
Cons: "Timely I have no complaints. The flight went well."
Cons: "Seating. Plus our previous flights on American were horrible. Too many delays to note. (Late plane, mechanical issues, boarded anyway, sat on plane 2 hours, sent to a new gate, delayed, boarded, sat on new plane 2hrs waiting for food truck (chips), etc. Trip from hell"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "crew did not pick up the food tray for a long time crew borderline corteous"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, but rushed."
Cons: "- plane was extremely hot, no A/C until boarding was complete and on the runway. So about 45 minutes of heat. - no entertainment units - no food, just pretzels and cookies, one drink - seats not comfortable, even with Main Cabin Extra"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly, flight arrived ahead of schedule, planeside check-in for baggage was expedient"
Cons: "The plane departed at least 15 minutes late but the departure time was never updated to indicate the flight was delayed...even when it was ten minutes past the beginning of boarding and the plane had not even arrived yet. Felt like an exercise to improve flight scorecard performance. The flight landed at least fifteen minutes early...but we didn't have a gate..and ended up departing the planeapproximately on time...but planeside checked baggage took almost thirty additional minutes to finally return to the plane full of waiting customers. Felt way too long....and the ground crew didn't seem to appreciate that most people had a connection..."
Pros: "Staff was honest. Pilot and ground representative kept us updated."
Cons: "Delay while we waited for a crew from Denver and nobody cleaned the plane while they waited. Instead the crew arrives quite late to find a dirty plane. While the plane was being cleaned our Co-pilot was reassigned. We waited on the plane while they scouted up a different co-pilot. This caused another delay. Staff did the best they could but the organizational incompetence was not lost on the passengers."
Pros: "Fabulous crew and service, absolutely fantastic."
Cons: "Having to get off!"
Cons: "Crowded seating, smaller seats."
Pros: "Efficient boarding. Plane clean. Seats lean back far but that being said the individual in front of you ends up in your lap."
Cons: "As night went on a couple of the flight attendants in the premium cabin seats with standard legroom appeared grumpy and short with patrons. No gluten free options. In flight entertainment and reading lights not working for my dad or I. A long flight for that to be out."
Pros: "Entertainment was free."
Cons: "Had to wait for mechanical issues so we were delayed."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Flight was on time. Some weather en route but pilot was able to avoid the turbulence. Overall a good flight."
Cons: "Unrelated to the flight- but immigration and customs in Grand Cayman was slow. 200+ people arrived on this plane and there ware 4 immigration agents although they had more stations. We spent about a half hour in line in each- immigration and then customs. Rental cars is another situation to be aware of regarding insurance."
Cons: "American delayed the flight 7 times before cancelling it. They then put me on a flight 7 hours after the initial departure time. That flight was delayed 7 times and then they cancelled it. I wasted 10 hours at the airport."
Cons: "Horrible disorganization at boarding. Board from back to front for goodness sake...its common sense."
Pros: "The flight attendant was nice"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by almost 2 hours. Then when we got on the plane we sat on the runway for over 2 hours. We weren't offered any food or beverage until after 2 hours of sitting on the runway. First class was given drinks before the plane even went to the runway. They were very inconsiderate of us in coach. First class was more important. All we got was a drink and crackers after 2 hours of sitting on the runway"
Pros: "While waiting to board an American pilot sat next to me and was very pleasant. I appreciated his conversation."
Cons: "Delayed getting out of Sacramento. The connection anxiety was intense. we landed as my connection was boarding. De-planing was chaotic and un informed. Seemed like we stood a good 10 mins before the doors opened...some info would have helped. Sometimes they give the gate numbers and everybody on that plane needed to go somewhere. the attendants were not helpful, the one announcer had an accent, a little hard to understand and asked that we all be kind...ok that I can do."
Pros: "The flight was on time!"
Cons: "Boarding and deplaning always takes a long time."
Pros: "Had the whole of 3 seats to myself. Was a fast and pleasant and direct flight. Flight attendants gave me the option to take the row. Nice of her."
Cons: "Food selection and tastiness ... room for improvement."
Pros: "It’s actually United airline in service. The first flight from Brussels to Washington, everything was great! The crews were amazing, food was surprisingly good. The flight from Washington to Los Angeles was extremely terrible, crews were rude and impatient. Service is like budgeted airlines."
Cons: "More comparable service throughout the journey."
Cons: "When flight is delayed (by taxing for 45min or delayed take off of 3h40) allow passengers who are trying to connect disembark first."
Pros: "Pilot spoke with confidence and crew handled delay will"
Cons: "options for new rider poor"
Pros: "Lots of leg room!"
Cons: "Lines in oranestad"
Cons: "The seats to close ,tv did not work"
Pros: "It got us to London. My bags were quickly available."
Cons: "The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future."
Cons: "Storms in Newark caused a huge delay - not the airlines fault, they did the best that they could in the situation."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Delay of over 1-1/2"
Pros: "The flight from BHM to DEN (my connection) was re-routed due to poor weather in DEN. What was supposed to be a 3-hr flight, turned into a 5-hr flight. Thank goodness my layover was originally 3.5 hrs, so that extra time in the air cut into that wait time at the airport, but at least waiting at the airport would allow me to move around and stretch my legs, and not be stuck in THE tiniest plane seat I've ever experienced."
Cons: "Being stuck on the plane for 2 hours longer than the original flight time of 3 hours made my legs ache. The seats were SO incredibly tiny, and there is very little room in the pocket on the back of the seat in front of you. You can't fit a water bottle, and barely my tiny purse or e-reader device. Please do away with these super-tiny seats."
Pros: "Crew on board was good"
Cons: "United intentionally overbooked first class. Told me that I would have the privilege of taking an economy class seat for the same price I paid for first class. Then were stunned I was not thrilled with their generosity."
Cons: "Flight was canceled"
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly, well done"
Pros: "Flight left on time, landed early and the staff were excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment options were limited having to purchase wifi, and the seats did recline very much."
Pros: "The crew and flight attendant were very courteous and engaging. Great customer service. I noticed a gentleman who was boarding the plane and asked for some water and the attendant dutifully and courteously provided him some very quickly."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "I loved how comfortable the plane was. The snacks were tasty! My husband and I actually looked in the grocery store for them when we returned home :)"
Pros: "I liked that the suitcase was stowed"
Cons: "Waiting 11 hours for a flight to Portland"
Pros: "The crew was efficient"
Cons: "The entertainment couldn't be downloaded without their application"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 100mins and lots of turbulence in flight"
Cons: "Delays hrom Houston toCR"
Cons: "Our flight was an hour and a half late. The seats are very new on this configuration is perfect. The entertainment system is old and you pay for everything."
Pros: "the personnel were polite and personable and eager to help"
Pros: "flight made me too tired to like anything"
Cons: "flight delay"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Chicago airport gate is so far away from other united flights I can't believe they don't provide a shuttle to it."
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Taxiied longer to the take off area than the actual flight time. One woman asked if we were driving to Austin."
Pros: "Efficiency, punctuality, courteous service"
Cons: "Small aircraft, for the sector."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "The people on the plane were friiendly enough, the customer service once we were on the ground was terrible"
Cons: "United Customer Service Blamed weather for a delay, I am a pilot and didn't see any weather delays posted for Newark. Even if there was weather, they didn't hold our outbound flight and missed it by 15 minutes. Didn't comp us for a hotel, had to stay in Jersey out of pocket, Jersey is busy, dirty, smelly, and overcrowded. Not enough infrastructure for the people. We were lucky we got there 2 hours prior to flight time and had TSA Pre Check."
Cons: "They flight left an hour and thirty minutes late so I missed my connecting flight now I'm stuck in the airport overnight NEVER FLYING UNITED AGAIN"
Pros: "Comfort of business class was ok"
Cons: "No vegetarian food. Delayed flight by more than 4 hours :-("
Pros: "Not applicable. Do love the size of the Tulsa airport and ease to get to United gates. Yummy waffle snack!"
Pros: "Got to destination safely"
Cons: "Don't fit in the seats at all I am 6'7" tall Person in front can't recline And I don't fit at all"
Pros: "Smooth ride and on time staff was great"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay for my luggage that was really horrible they find anywhere to nickel and dime you but glad they let mine be a carry on"
Pros: "All fights.. On time made it home safely Friendly crew both ways.."
Cons: "Entertainment should be easier to access.. And Free!!"
Cons: "they have the worst customer service."
Cons: "They kept pushing back take-off, pretending we were going to board, and then rambled into the microphone so no one could hear what they said."
Cons: "1hr late to board because of a missing flight attendant. They could not get replacement for an hour."
Pros: "Great movie selection and functionality."
Cons: "You had to download the app prior to flight to use entertainment."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "There was one really nice flight attendant but it looked like she had to do everything! I never saw the other person who was supposed to help her."
Cons: "We were stuck on the Tarmac when we arrived for an hour. They said it was because of lightning but the storm had passed in 20 minutes so for 40 minutes it was just raining. We had no idea what was going on."
Pros: "On time. Organize boarding"
Pros: "The flight itself was uneventful and went as expected."
Cons: "We were instructed to hand in our hand luggage before boarding the plane which meant we had to wait in a long one after the flight to get the luggage back. HOWEVER, the plane had plenty of overhead luggage room to accommodate our luggage. We were told by the cabin staff that the gate personnel don't always check what size plane it is before requiring everyone to hand in their luggage."
Pros: "Crew was so friendly and helpful"
Cons: "I couldn't watch the movie on your website. It kept buffering. I also had a very limited choice on movies since I didn't have the app. I was very uncomfortable in my seat."
Pros: "The crew for the most part was friendly and courteous!"
Cons: "I appreciate that the pretzels/peanuts/sodas/juice come with the flight; however, the quality of the choices were low in my opinion. I recommend if possible food/snack choices that are organic, non-GMO and/or all natural."
Pros: "The crew member was ok."
Pros: "The crew was excellent"
Cons: "They change my gate departure Three time I less than two hours I have a bad back is hard for me to move around that fast."
Airlines flying to the Cayman Islands have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the Cayman Islands
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to the Cayman Islands
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to the Cayman Islands
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to the Cayman Islands
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to the Cayman Islands