Question: What is illegal in the Cayman Islands?

The Cayman Islands is a separate legal jurisdiction to the United Kingdom and has its own laws. There are harsh penalties for those caught with drugs of any kind. The possession or importation of weapons (including air pistols and catapults) or ammunition (including empty magazines) is illegal.

As of May 2017, medical cannabis became legal in the Cayman Islands as a prescribed drug to treat pain management, nausea from chemotherapy and a number of other conditions. This remains a controversial topic and the recreational use of the drug is still illegal and can result in penalties and imprisonment.

What law applies in Cayman Islands?

English common law The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory. The legal system is based on the English common law, as amended by domestic statute, with the Privy Council in London as the highest court of appeal.

Can you drink the water in the Cayman Islands?

The piped water in the Cayman Islands is completely safe to cook with or drink. All hotels and condos and most restaurants and private homes are connected to the city water supply. The water is originally pumped from the sea and then purified by reverse osmosis.

Under the law, a firearm can only be legally owned on Grand Cayman with the express consent of the Commissioner of Police, and on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman with the express consent of the District Commissioner, after a thorough application and vetting process. Firearms licenses must be renewed every three years.

Where is the Grand Cayman located?

Caribbean Sea Where is Grand Cayman? Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, Grand Cayman is the largest and westernmost of the three Cayman Islands. It offers a wealth of activities, accommodations and attractions. It is approximately 76 square miles, 22 miles long and home to over 50,000 residents.

Do you need a passport to go to Grand Cayman?

You must hold a valid passport to enter the Cayman Islands. Your passport should be valid for at least the duration of your intended stay in the Cayman Islands. Check the Cayman Islands Government website for further details.

Can I drive in Grand Cayman with a US license?

You can drive in Cayman provided you have a valid drivers licence and insurance coverage. Visitors who have a full, valid drivers licence not from a Convention country can drive for one month in Cayman provided that they only drive a motor car, a truck not exceeding 8,500lbs, or a motorcycle under 125cc.

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