Data Last Updated: August 19, 2021
Turks and Caicos have reopened to tourists on July 22. Travelers from all nations are welcome to visit but they have to abide by the entry requirements.
Starting Sept. 1, 2021, all visitors who are 16 years old and above will be required to be fully vaccinated upon entering the Turks and Caicos. Proof of vaccination must be presented upon entry and that it should already be 14 days since the traveler received the last dose of the vaccine. The approved vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Astrazeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
Travelers are still required to show proof of a negative test taken within three days prior to the trip. All travelers are also required to complete a health screening questionnaire and travel authorization form and must have insurance that can cover medical expenses related to COVID-19.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Domestically, most restrictive measures have been lifted; however, operating protocols for businesses and other activities remain unchanged.
Businesses must continue to limit the number of customers allowed within their premises to ensure social distancing and must enhance sanitation procedures. All businesses are to remain closed on Sundays, though recreational activities are permitted.
Religious and social gatherings may have up to 25 people in attendance; attendance logs must be kept for formal events. All individuals are required to ensure physical distancing and must wear a protective face mask in public spaces.
Lingering business disruptions are likely to persist even as commercial activity resumes. All measures are subject to amendment at short notice.
Airlines & Transport
As of July 22, authorities in Turks and Caicos have reopened the territory's airports to regional and international passenger transport. The cruise center, however, will only reopen Aug. 31
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
The Turks and Caicos Islands will reopen to visitors as of July 22 with new safety protocols in place.
Pamela Ewing, the director of tourism for Turks and Caicos, has revealed that they are taking every precaution to ensure that the islands are safe to enhance the visitor experience.
Several airlines will resume flight services from the US, Europe, and Canada once the islands open on July 22nd.
What Are the Travel Requirements for Tourists Visiting Turks and Caicos?
Turks and Caicos will reopen to all visitors regardless of the country of origin. All tourists are welcome to visit the islands for as long as they follow the entry requirements.
Here are the travel entry requirements for all tourists visiting Turks and Caicos:
TCI Assured Sticker
Starting July 22, all visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands must apply for a travel authorization for arrival from the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal. Once approved, a TCI Sticker will be issued, which grants the visitor entry to Turks and Caicos.
Documents and Tests
All visitors must submit some documents before the TCI Sticker will be issued. The following documents must be submitted:
- Negative COVID-19 PCR test result - the test must be taken within five days of departure.
- Medical/ Travel insurance - the insurance should cover medevac and any costs related to quarantine and hospital care.
- Health Screening Questionnaire - the questionnaire must be filled out.
Take note that travelers will not be allowed to board their flight without the TCI Sticker. Children 10 years old and below are exempted from these travel requirements.
What’s Opening in Turks and Caicos?
Currently, a curfew is in place, and masks must be worn in public. Many businesses have already opened, including hotels and resorts, private villas, restaurants, and bars, as well as tour operators. Restaurants are accepting dine-in but of limited capacity. New operational protocols for the airport, hotel, and restaurants will be in place to keep the citizens and visitors safe.
Some of the safety measures that were in place are health screenings, physical distancing, and mandatory use of masks or face coverings in public places. Furthermore, social gatherings are only limited to 25 people or less.
Cruise ships are still banned from Turks and Caicos. The Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until Aug. 31, although this is still subject to guidance from relevant health officials.
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Information for Non-Tourists
All arriving nonresident foreign nationals and returning legal residents and citizens must obtain pre-authorization by providing a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival, proof of medical insurance, and a completed health screening questionnaire.
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