Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has received guidance from the Embassy of Cuba in Jamaica regarding steps for seeking approval to operate a repatriation flight from Grand Cayman to Havana.
The proposed repatriation flight is strictly for permanent residents in Cuba needing to be repatriated back to Cuba from Cayman, and Caymanians in Cuba needing to return to Cayman.
In order to comply with the Cuban Authorities’ requirements to operate the flight from Grand Cayman to Havana, permanent residents in Cuba who are currently living in Cayman may submit their interest in the one-way repatriation flight via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email contact is preferred, but applicable persons may also call Cayman Airways Reservations on 949-2311 and request to be added to the list for consideration.
The following details will be required for the list: full name as it appears on the person’s passport; passport number; gender; date of birth; province of residence in Cuba; and their primary contact details in Cayman.
Additionally, Caymanians who are currently in Cuba may be repatriated back home on the return leg of the same flight once they have received approval from Travel Cayman for re-entry. Details on the application process and entry requirements can be found on this page on the Cayman Islands Government’s website: www.exploregov.ky/faqs/covid-19-travel-reopening
No return flights can be offered in either direction at this time, so all tickets will be one-way.
The Cuba repatriation flight is being proposed for August, but setting a date is subject to the Cuban Authorities’ final approval.
The deadline to submit expressions of interest is August 23, 2021.