So, you want to go to the Turks and Caicos during the pandemic? Well, you’re in luck – the islands are open and actively campaigning for visitors to return, with a few new rules of course.
The Turks and Caicos islands have had a very successful reopening since the summer, with some of the lowest case numbers in the region and entry requirements that are still easy enough for tourists to fulfill.
Most hotels and resorts have reopened, restaurants and tours are operating, and flights are coming in daily from the USA, Canada, and even the UK.
Below you will find all the Covid-19 related rules and requirements for visiting the Turks and Caicos.
Countries Permitted To Visit Turks and Caicos
Tourists from all countries are permitted to visit the Turks and Caicos under regular visa requirements.
As of 1st September 2021, all visitors who are 16 years and over need to be fully vaccinated, with the last dose taken at least 2 weeks before arrival.
Accepted vaccines include: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
Travel Authorization To Visit Turks and Caicos
All passengers will need to complete an online travel authorization before traveling to the Turks and Caicos.
(In order to fully complete the form, 3 things are needed: Proof of a negative PCR test, proof of insurance that covers covid, and the completion of a health declaration.)
The TCI Travel Authorization must be filled out at least 24 hours prior to departure into the country. Boarding of the aircraft will not be possible without proof of the completed travel authorization forms.
Turks and Caicos Testing Requirements
From January 24 – February 28, 2022, all visitors and returning residents older than two years old need to show a negative COVID test taken within three days of departure.
Turks and Caicos accepts RT-PCR, NAA, Antigen, and RNA tests.
The negative test results will be submitted via the TCI Travel Authorization portal mentioned above, but passengers should also bring the original copy of the negative COVID-19 test result to show health and immigration officers at the port of entry.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
There are no quarantines for travelers who bring their negative PCR test results with them, and who show no symptoms on arrival.
Any vaccinated visitor testing positive would be required to isolate at their own expense for a period of 10 days and undergo a COVID test on day 7 prior to release.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All incoming travelers are encouraged have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to the Turks and Caicos. If tested positive for COVID-19 all quarantine and COVID-related costs will be at your own expense.
SafetyWing’s Nomad Insurance policy covers the requirements set out by the Turks and Caicos government.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Turks and Caicos
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in TCI:
- Agree to a health screening upon arrival at the airport, which includes temperature scans
- Wearing a mask is required at all times in public (indoor and outdoor)
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet
- Tourists are being asked to only stay in accommodations, eat in restaurants, and take transportation that display the ‘TCI Assured’ symbol
- Limit capacity to 50% on weddings, funerals, and churches
- Present vaccination certificate to be allowed entry to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and social gatherings
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Full vaccination is required for entry to Turks and Caicos.
Visa Entry Requirements For Turks and Caicos During COVID-19
Many countries, including the USA, Canada, the UK, and others can visit the Turks and Caicos for 90 days visa-free.
All visa-free countries are labelled in green on the map below.
If your country requires a visa to visit, you will need to apply at your local consulate before your trip.
Turks and Caicos Covid-19 Entry Requirements Summary:
- Check to see if your nation needs a visa
- Perform a PCR test no more than 3 days before arrival
- Obtain travel health insurance that covers covid
- Submit a copy of your negative PCR test results and your proof of insurance onto the online TCI Travel Authorization platform, as well as complete the health declaration
- Follow all health protocols while in Turks and Caicos
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories