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🇰🇾 Cayman Islands

DOCUMENTATION CAYMAN ISLANDS
Passport Valid for at least 6 months; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES HAIL UPON ARRIVAL
Official Country Visa Visitors may be granted permission to land in the Islands for a period of up to six months. This period may be extended for further periods not exceeding six months upon application to the Chief Immigration Officer – extendable for another 6 months  http://www.immigration.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/immhome/visitinghere/entryrequirements
Immigration Visa Good for 180 days; 
Required Permits TIP (Temporary Import Permit) – good for 10 years; fishing license required for each person aboard
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Unknown
Notes: Expect to be boarded by Coast Guard upon entering and/or leaving the country
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations NA
Pets Vaccination Certificate
   
Currency: Cayman Island Dollar

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP x cap Pop (K) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
29.61
  70.12
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US EMBASSY
NA – closed – visit US EMBASSY in  Jamaica for consular services,

WEATHER

The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers (mid-May through October) and a dry season of relatively mild winters (November to April). Located in the northwest Caribbean at Northwest Caribbean, west of Jamaica the three Cayman Islands are in a unique position to be far enough north to be affected by cold front during the winter and still within the belt that is influenced by tropical waves and hurricanes during the summer. A typical day would have you wake up to warm sunny mornings becoming hot by afternoon with a few afternoon thundershowers especially over western Grand Cayman.

Occasional surges of cooler air from continental North America, the leading edge of which is called a cold front is the main winter system affecting the Cayman Islands from late October through early April. These systems are the major producers of rainfall during the winter months although precipitation is not quite as long lasting or of the same amounts as with summertime systems. The stronger cold fronts tend to bring strong North to northwest winds and rough seas, especially along the Western and Northern Coasts of the Islands: Such fronts are locally called “Northwesters”.

Perturbations in the easterlies or tropical waves are the main summer systems affecting the Cayman Islands from late May through November. During these months the systems move through the Cayman area roughly every four to five days but can all but disappear for a few weeks. The stronger of these systems tend to bring a day or two of cloudiness, heavy showers and thundershowers during their passage and strong southeast winds after their passage. During the summer months the main impetus for the development of these systems are the tropical waves.

TIDES

Download the Tide tables here
http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/nwshome/forecasthome/suntides30
Tidal range is about 0.7 meters

PILOT CHARTS

CAYMAN ISLAND Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights,  visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions.
An explanation of historic Cayman Islands Climatology and Wind-roses is here.

AIDS TO NAVIGATION

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