The full story was carried in the Cayman Compass, our local “quality” newspaper this week.
**edited to note that this is down to the US Department of Homeland Security, not the Cayman Islands Government**
I’ve often wondered why it is that well over 90% of all US citizens don’t have a passport, but I guess unless they travel beyond the Caribbean they can normally travel with some other kind of ID. Anyway, in this modern world we are all faced with now, the Department of Homeland Security (home of a million confiscated nail clippers and children’s plastic scissors… the last one from personal experience) has now decreed that US citizens can only come and visit us if they get a passport.
Personally I think everyone should have one to travel overseas anyway, but there is a worry about guests being turned away at airports… so please, please everyone, keep on coming to the Caribbean, but don’t forget your passport.