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Visitors 18 years and older are allowed to bring in either one litre of potable spirits OR four litres of wine OR one case of beer (not exceeding eight litres) AND up to 200 cigarettes OR 100 cigarillos OR 25 cigars OR 250g of tobacco duty free.

For more information call the Customs Department at 345/949-4579.

Also see the section in General Info: Illegal items.

To import a pet you must obtain an import permit from the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture. For detailed information contact the department of agriculture's veterinary services at tel 345/947-3090.

Flights arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport (airport code GCM) on Grand Cayman or Gerrard Smith International Airport (airport code CYB) on Cayman Brac. A direct flight from Miami takes about 70 minutes.

Airlines that service the Cayman Islands include Air Canada (tel 800/744-1112 or 949-8503), Air Jamaica (tel 800/523-5585 or 949-2300), American Airlines/American Eagle (tel 949-0666), British Airways (tel 800/247-9297 or 945-6382), Cayman Airways (tel 949-2311, Grand Cayman; 948-2535, Cayman Brac; 948-2535, Little Cayman), Continental Airlines (tel 800/231-0856), Delta Airlines (tel 800/221-1212), Island Air charters (tel 949-0241), Northwest Airlines (tel 800/225-2525), United Airlines (800/United-1) and US Airways (tel 800/622-1015).

Note: The phone numbers listed above are local access numbers (country/area code 345) unless otherwise stated.

Cruise ships dock at Hogs Sty Bay in the George Town harbour.

Cruise lines that call on the Cayman Islands include AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Hapag-LLoyd, Hebridean International Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Ocean Village, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Silversea Cruises.

The Cayman Islands Port Authority (www.caymanport.com) maintains a cruise ship schedule.

There are plenty of car rental agencies on Grand Cayman and a limited number on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Most have modern fleets, and many cars are right-hand drive. Bikes, mopeds and scooters can also be rented. Roads are generally in good condition.

You must be 21 years old to rent a car; however, many agencies will not rent to anyone under 25 years. To rent a car you will need an International Driver's License or you can purchase a temporary Cayman Islands driver's license for US$7.50 at the car rental agency or the Vehicle & Licensing Department. Ensure you bring your valid driver's license from home and your valid passport.

Driving is on the left. Seat belts are mandatory. Helmets are mandatory on mopeds, scooters and motorcycles. Laws against driving while intoxicated are strictly enforced.

CAR RENTALS (country code 345)
Airport, Grand Cayman: Avis CICO Rent a Car, 949-2468 or 949-2469; Budget Rent a Car, 949-5605; Coconut Car Rentals, 800/941-4562 or 949-4037; Dollar Rent-A-Car, 866/478-3421 or 949-4790; Economy Car Rental, 949-9550; Hertz Rent-a-Car, 800/654-3131 or 949-2280; Hydes Rental Agency, 949-6640; Marshall's Rent A Car, 949-0550; Thrifty Car Rental, 800/FOR-CARS or 949-6640

George Town, Grand Cayman: Cayman Auto Rentals, 949-1013 or 949-6954; First Choice, 945-7368; GT Leasing, 945-3415; Red Gate Garage, 949-7815; Scooters & Wheels, 949-0064

West Bay/Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman: Andy's Rent a Car, 949-8111; Avis CICO Rent a Car, 945-2468 (Ritz-Carlton), 945-5585 (Westin Casuarina), 945-0684 (Marriott Resort) and 946-5560 (Courtyard By Marriott); Island Style Rentals, 800/392-2964 or 949-3233

Cayman Brac: AVI-Star/CB Rent-A-Car, 948-2424 (airport); B&S Motor Ventures Cycle & Car Rentals, 948-1646; Brac Rent-A-Car, 948-1480 or 948-1515; Four D's Car Rentals, 948-1599

Little Cayman: McLaughlin Car Rentals, 948-1000

Grand Cayman: Cayman Auto Rentals, 949-1013 or 949-6954; Cayman Cycle Rentals, 945-4021 or 945-4031; Cayman Hog Riders, 943-8699; Island Scooter Rental, 949-2046 or 926-2886; Treasure Island Resort, 949-7777

Cayman Brac: B&S Motor Ventures Cycle & Car Rentals, 948-1646

Taxi rates are fixed by the government per vehicle or per person. Rates are available from the taxi dispatcher at the curb in front of Owen Roberts International Airport and posted at the cruise ship dock in George Town.

Elite Transportation Ltd (tel 949-5963) provides transportation services for people in wheelchairs.

George Town, Grand Cayman: A Quick Cab, 943-8888; Ace Tour Bus & Ground Transport Charters, 943-8888 or 926-3676; Airport Shuttle Service, 943-8888 or 926-3676; Bush Taxi Services & Tours, 925-3106 or 925-4999; Charlie's Super Cab & Tours, 949-4748; Checker Cab, 943-8888 or 926-3676; Ngozi Air Handling Agency, 945-1087; Super Turtle Taxi & Tour Service, 949-1738; Taxi Service & Tours, 949-5702 or 949-6551 (nights)

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman: AA Chauffeur & Transportation Service, 949-7222; Burdonjays Cayman Cab & Taxi Service, 947-1173; Burton's Taxi Service, 947-2274; Care Transport, 945-2273

West Bay, Grand Cayman: AAA Yellow Cab, 444-4444 or 943-8888; Ace Cayman Nice Taxi & Tour Service, 777-7777 or 926-2100; Ace Tour Bus & Ground Transport, 777-8888 or 926-3676; Crown Taxi Service, 916-0111; Gould Locksley, 947-5838 or 777-7777; Yellow Cab, 444-4444 or 926-2100

Privately-owned minibuses provide public transportation. Licensed minibuses are identified by blue license plates and can be flagged down with a wave of your hand. The bus terminal is located near the Public Library on Edward St in downtown George Town. Buses run from George Town to West Bay (CI$1.50 each way) every 15 minutes, Sun-Thurs 6am-11pm and Fri-Sat 6am-12 midnight; to Bodden Town (CI$1.50 each way) every 30 minutes, Sun-Thurs 6am-11pm and Fri-Sat 6am-12 midnight; and to East End and North Side (CI$2 each way) every hour, Sun-Thurs and Sat 6am-9pm and Fri 6am-12 midnight. All buses must display the government-authorized fare table.

Colour-coded logos on the front and rear of the buses identify the routes as follows:
- Yellow, Route 1: George Town to West Bay
- Lime green, Route 2: George Town to West Bay
- Blue, Route 3: George Town depot to Bodden Town
- Purple, Route 4: George Town depot to East End
- Red, Route 5: George Town depot to East End and North Side
- Dark green, Route 6: North Side to West Bay
- Dark green with white numbers, Route 7: inter-district service for George Town
- Orange, Route 8: George Town depot to Hutland in North Side

Cayman Airways (tel 949-2311, Grand Cayman; 948-2535, Cayman Brac; 948-2535, Little Cayman) and Island Air charters (tel 949-0241) operate inter-island flights between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Disclaimer: Information is provided as a service to visitors and is updated regularly. All information should be verified prior to travel.

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