(CMR) Persons traveling to the Sister Islands this weekend are reminded that they need a certified negative lateral flow test to travel to and from the islands.
“This weekend is a long weekend and everyone who will be traveling to the sister islands– be it by air or by boat– please go get your certified LFT. Do not show up at the Cayman Airways ticket counter and say you did not know. I am telling you now that you will not be boarded on that flight without a negative certified lateral flow test,” Minister of Health Sabrina Turner said.
She emphasized that the new travel requirement was now a part of the regulations to combat the community spread of the coronavirus.
The health minister said Public Health has been monitoring the situation in the Sister Islands and have taken steps to help reduce the cases of COVID-19 in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
“It is definitely our responsibility as a community to be our brother's keeper… some may say it's inconvenient, bureaucratic, red tape– I have heard it all. Protecting the vulnerable in Cayman Brac is of paramount importance and more so why people who reside there and visit there must do their part and conduct themselves accordingly adhere to public health protocols,” Minister Turner stated at a press conference on Thursday.
Turner said Public Health would also be taking other steps, including stricter enforcement of isolation protocols.