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Cayman Islands Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Sep 16, 2004

This Travel Warning is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Cayman Islands at this time due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. This supercedes the Public Announcement dated September 9, 2004.

U.S. citizens in The Cayman Islands are urged to depart as soon as safe transportation is available. Hurricane Ivan caused significant damage in the Cayman Islands and flooding is widespread. Telephone service is largely unavailable. If unable to immediately depart, U.S. citizens are advised to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Visitors to The Cayman Islands should be familiar with their hotel evacuation plans, policies, or procedures.

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, which has consular jurisdiction over the Cayman Islands, has closed for all but emergency American Citizens Services. A small number of consular officers will be available, but the ability to provide assistance is limited.

Americans living or traveling in The Cayman Islands are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy in Kingston through the State Department's travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov.

Updated information on travel in The Cayman Islands may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or from overseas, 1-317-472-2328. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for The Cayman Islands available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov or contact the U.S. Embassy in Kingston at 876-929-8780 or 876-929-5374. Please also see the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement.

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