Customs and Duties

Travelers to the Cayman Islands should not note any problems at customs. It typically takes fewer than 10 minutes to clear, even during large on-island events. Items to declare upon arrival include any large video or camera equipment so that Immigration does not assume the traveler may have work permits or is trying to film/shoot photos professionally without prior consent. Some perishable foodstuffs and plants may require permits. Regulations regarding pets are strict and complex. In brief, they must be at least 10 months old; you must fill out an Import Permit application and include a medical certificate, rabies lab report, and fee, and implant a microchip or tattoo the animal for identification purposes. For all information and appropriate downloadable forms, consult the Cayman Islands Customs website.


Cayman Islands Customs. 345/949–4579;

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