English is the official language. Jamaican patois is also widely spoken, as is Spanish, particularly the regional dialects of Cuba and Central America.
01/01/2022 New Year
02.03.2022 Ash Wednesday
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/16/2022 discovery day
06/13/2022 Queen’s birthday
04.07.2022 Constitution Day
14.11.2022 Memorial Day
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into the Cayman Islands duty-free (persons over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits or 4 liters of wine or up to 8 liters of beer.
Counterfeit money, gambling accessories, drugs of all kinds and accessories, weapons, plants and parts of plants, fresh fruit and vegetables and round meat may not be imported.
Lobster, clams and clam meat. Additional information is available from the Cayman Islands Customs Office.
The Cayman Islands do not maintain their own diplomatic missions in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Visa applications are handled by Teleperformance Ltd. -Visa centers in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Geneva and Zurich.
When visiting a business, one should not dress too casually. Business cards are common, and letters of recommendation are occasionally used. Appointments with politicians and government officials are relatively easy to arrange. Officials are not allowed to accept gifts. Monetary or valuable gifts are also reluctant to be seen in the private sector. Business hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Unit 4-107, Governors Square, West Bay Road, PO Box 1000, Grand Cayman KY1-1102, Cayman Islands Tel. +345 (0)949 80 90. Website: www.caymanchamber.ky
The country code of the Cayman Islands is 001. A modern telephone network connects the islands with all countries of the world by undersea cables and satellites. There are card phones on all three islands. Telephone cards are available at petrol stations, kiosks and souvenir shops, among other places.
GSM 900/1800, 850/1900 and 4G. Network operators include Digicel and Flow. It may be worth purchasing a local prepaid SIM card.
There are now only a few internet cafes left on the Cayman Islands. Many hotels offer either Internet access or WLAN for this purpose. Airports, restaurants, cafes, libraries, post offices also provide WiFi. There are also a few public WiFi hotspots in the Cayman Islands.
Stamps are available in post offices, among other places. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1. Postal items take about 8-11 days to Europe. There is no mail delivery to private addresses in the Cayman Islands, instead mail is collected from rented mailboxes in post offices. Poste restante items should be addressed to General Delivery. Opening times: Mon-Fri 08.30-15.30, Sat 08.30-12.00.