(CMR) Amid ongoing concerns about the impact of the UK's pending shutdown on Thursday, there has been confirmed that there will be no immediate impact on the British Airways flights scheduled to come into the island.
The Cayman Islands Government office in the UK (CIGOUK) has confirmed that the British Airways flights to the Cayman Islands should continue as planned as the newly enacted lockdown measures permit essential international travel, similar to the spring/summer lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented the proposed measures to the House of Commons this afternoon for a vote which was supported.
CIGOUK advises all travelers flying to the Cayman Islands on British Airways from the UK should be sure to have a copy of their Travel Cayman authorization certificate (printed copy or electronic copy) when they check-in with British Airways at London Heathrow as proof of international travel authorization to the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands Representative to the UK and Europe, Mr. André Ebanks, commented
“Based on continued discussions and productive dialogue with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and CIGOUK has been able to confirm that the new measures permit essential international travel and British Airways have not canceled tomorrow’s upcoming flight to Cayman. It is our office’s pleasure to report the outcome of these discussions and developments with travelers scheduled to travel between the UK and Cayman tomorrow and the weeks ahead. And we wish to thank the FCDO for their responsiveness and close communication with our office, as usual.”