Cayman Islands Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by passengers over 18 years of age:
- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 1 liter or spirits or 4 liters of wine or 1 case (not exceeding 9 liters) of beer.
Prohibited: base or counterfeit coins, instruments and appliances for gambling, controlled drugs and utensils used therewith.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

A permit issued by the commissioner of police/district commissioner is required for the import of firearms, ammunition and explosives (other than gunpowder and blasting powder).

Wild Fauna and Flora::

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org .

Additional Information on regulations::

Plants or plant products require a phytosanitary certificate.
Meat or meat products require a certificate of Wholesomeness.
For more information contact Cayman Isl. Department of Agriculture or Agriculture Dept. Airport Inspections Office. For contact details please refer to Cayman Isl.: www.customs.gov.ky .

Export regulations::

Prohibited: The export of lobster, conch or conch meat is prohibited (unless in transit).

Crew members customs regulations::

Same regulations as for passengers apply.

Pets::

Birds, cats and dogs need a health certificate from the Cayman Isl. Dept. of Agriculture. Cats and dogs will only be permitted to enter when aged ten months or older. Please see www.customs.gov.ky for full details.
Prohibited:
- no animal of any description may be imported from any country in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Rep.;
- the following breeds or cross-breeds of dogs, including genetic material:
Mallanois, Rottweiller, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazileiro, Chinese Shar-Pei, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Akita, Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bull Dog, Dogue de Bordeaux, Mastiff (all types).

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in the Cayman Isl.
Exempt:
- baggage of transit passengers with a final destination in Cayman Brac, which is cleared at the final destination.
- baggage of transit passengers on Cubana flights.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Cayman Isl. Dollar-KYD): no restrictions.
Foreign currencies: Jamaican currency: up to JAD 20. - per person.
Other foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Cayman Isl. Dollar-KYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.




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