Turks and Caicos- Travel Information
- Direct flights from 12 US & Canadian airports including Atlanta, Miami, Montreal and New York. British Airways fly from London with a brief stopover in Antigua.
- No visas required for US, Canadian and UK/ EU citizens visiting the islands.
- English is the official language and the US Dollar the official currency.
- Turks and Caicos is home to the third largest reef in the world.
- Beaches in Turks and Caicos are regularly named some of the best in the world. In 2019, Turks and Caicos was named the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 and Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination 2020 at the prestigious World Travel Awards.
Turks and Caicos- Covid Information
Like almost everywhere in the world you need to plan in advance of travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The islands have thankfully had low incidences of contagion and whilst there have been some curfews- 11pm to 5am- implemented at times, since the international airport in Providenciales reopened in July 2020, visitors have been remarkably unaffected.
Islanders are friendly, upbeat, respectful and are pleased to welcome visitors, pay them the same respect by adhering to local laws and guidelines and you are highly unlikely to have any problems.
Testing before arrival in Turks and Caicos
All travelers over the age of 10 years old require a negative test result to enter the islands. You have to apply online for permission to enter through the TCI Assured program. Go to the Travel Travel Authorisation web page to apply. You will need your passport information, COVID/health status in the form of a PCR test result no less than 5 days before your arrival, compulsory travel insurance- which must include medivac and coverage for 14 days quarantine.- suggested companies are listed- and details about the duration and location of your stay.
Processing time has been swift and hassle free, and your approval certificate, which you need to present at airline check-in almost always comes within 24 hours of application. Your resort of vacation rental company in Turks and Caicos can advise and assist you through the process.
Testing in the islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands has greatly expanded their testing capacity in response to new testing requirements implemented for travelers entering the United States and Canada. Testing facilities are at major resorts, medical centers and other places are being added all the time. Travelers overwhelmingly report a fast and smooth service. An up to date list of test centers is [here…]
Do I need to quarantine?
No! Your negative test means you are free to enjoy your vacation whilst adhering of course to local health laws and regulations. If you develop symptoms then of course stay away from other people and speak to your local rep to arrange a test.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks are required in transportation to and from the airport and in all shared private vehicles as well as in all public areas, apart from poolside and the beach and of course any water activities.