Capital: George Town
Time zone: GMT – 5
Telephone services: Country Code: 1 345
Outgoing Code: 0
Emergency telephone numbers: Police – 911, Ambulance 555. All services – 911
Tourist information: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Cricket Square, Elgin Avenue, PO Box 67, Grand Cayman Tel: (94) 90623 Fax: (94) 94053.
Passport information: A valid passport is required by all except nationals of Canada the UK and the USA, if proof of nationality is provided and return or onward tickets shows that the visitor will leave the Cayman islands within 6 months. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa information: A visa is required by all except: Nationals of the countries referred to above. Nationals of Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho. Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad, & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Health information: Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Food & drink: Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency: Cayman Islands Dollar (CI$) = 100 cents.
Exchange: Us currency circulates freely.
Major credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are widely welcomed
Credit cards are not accepted.
ATM availability: 4 locations.
Cost of living: Extremely expensive.
Languages: English. Local dialects are also spoken.
Weather: Warm tropical climate throughout the year. Wet season – May to Oct with generally brief showers
Electricity: 110 volts 60 Hz. American style (flat) 2 pin plugs are used.
Post: 5 – 7 days
Transport: ROAD: A good road network connects the coastal towns of all three main islands. BUS: A cheap but infrequent bus service operates between George Town and the West Bay. CAR HIRE: By far the best way to get around. DOCUMENTATION: An IDP is required in addition to insurance. Drivers must be over 21 years of age.
Special information: Beach-wear should be kept to the beach / pool.