January 25, 2021

Cayman Islands considered for TV show filming

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The Cayman Islands is being considered as a location for filming a reality TV show and a four-person crew will visit to scout potential locations. 

The crew, who will be travelling via private aircraft, were all tested for Covid-19 prior to their departure and will be tested again on arrival in Grand Cayman. During their brief stay on Island, they will be housed in a government approved isolation facility and all members of the crew will require a negative result from their PCR test on arrival in order to carry out their work as planned.

“This is one of many efforts being undertaken by government in a sustained effort to promote economic recovery as vaccine availability widens and Cayman’s economy returns to normal,” explained Dr. John Lee, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Cayman Islands’ Government.

Dr. Lee continued, “While inbound travel remains restricted, Government has granted exceptions to mandatory quarantine in order that we accommodate professionals and engineers whose services were essential to maintain critical infrastructure. Stringent protocols have been in place to safeguard the public, and this occasion is no different.”

The on-island logistics for the trip have been approved by the CMO, and will be managed jointly by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), as well as Travel Cayman.

“We greatly appreciate the assistance and cooperation of local hospitality sector businesses who have been vital to making the trip possible, while protecting public safety,” added Dr. Lee. 

During the two-day reconnaissance trip commencing Friday 11 December, the crew will visit a limited number of outdoor locations during the day, and will view a set of unoccupied vacation residences, all on an agreed itinerary.

The four individuals will travel together in their own rental car; they will be escorted by representatives from DEH and MITIAMA along with private security personnel, all travelling in separate vehicles. The scouting crew members will not be allowed to interact with members of the public, nor will they patronise any public or private establishment. They will be in isolation in their accommodation during the times that they are not being escorted on their scouting trip on Friday and Saturday (December 11-12, 2020). They depart early Sunday morning (December 13, 2020). 

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