Cayman Islands Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 2
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 1
cholera no
yellow fever no


Modern medical facilities are particularly available on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Georgetown Hospital on Grand Cayman is a well-equipped hospital. Diving accidents can be treated here. Private doctors, dentists and opticians are also available. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [2] Tap water is not suitable as drinking water. The drinking water should be purchased in packaged form in shops. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Due to the risk of possible intestinal infections, careful food hygiene is also important. Caution should be exercised before consuming reef fish and seafood that is offered as a deli in dining restaurants because of possible algae poisoning.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, can occur. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.

Health certificate

A health certificate and a negative HIV test are usually required for work stays. Details from the consular representations (see addresses).



1 Cayman dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: CI$, KYD (ISO code). Notes come in denominations of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1; Coins in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent. The KYD is pegged to the US dollar. US dollar bills are accepted as a common form of payment.

Credit cards

All major credit cards (except DiscoverCard) are accepted. There are seven banks on Grand Cayman that offer all kinds of services (ATMs, withdrawals, etc.). Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards The Girocard (formerly EC card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. Cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted by some ATMs in the Cayman Islands, but not in shops. To be on the safe side, travelers should have an alternative source of money such as cash and credit cards. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks are rarely accepted on the Cayman Islands. Travelers checks are cashed by RBC Royal Bank for a fee. They should be in US dollars.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu 09.00-16.00, Fri 09.00-16.30; some banks are also open on Saturday mornings.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions on import (declaration obligation from the equivalent of CI$ 15,000) and export of national or foreign currencies. However, imports of Jamaican dollars are limited to J$20 per person.

Currency Exchange

US dollars are the easiest to exchange, although Canadian dollars and British pounds sterling are widely accepted. The US dollar can also be used as a means of payment on the islands. The customer usually receives change in Cayman dollars. ATMs are located at Cayman National Bank and other banks, and at Owen Roberts International Airport.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
KYD CI$ 1 EUR = CI$0.85
1 CHF = CI$1.02
1 USD = CI$0.82

Cayman Islands Money