(CMR) As of June 30th customs declaration forms will no longer be needed for air passengers who fall within the allotted CI $350.00 duty allowance and will be able to pass straight through to the green lines at the customs clearance area.
In a decision made public today, The Cayman Islands Customs Department will no longer require those travelers to fill out the custom's declaration form. Collector of Customs, Charles Clifford, stated that the majority of persons arriving on most flights do not warrant the same level of scrutiny.
“This policy change represents another step in our transition from the traditional gatekeepers approach to the more effective, intelligence-led risk management approach at our borders. It is also indicative of our increased focus on the more serious national security threats at our borders.”
Anyone who exceeds the duty, liquor or tobacco allowance will still have to complete the usual declaration form and proceed to the red channel for the more detailed checks. However, any custom's officer reserves the right to stop any passenger they believe may be attempting to contravene the law and conduct a further examination.
This new policy applies only to air arrivals and not cruise ship passengers.