The Turks and Caicos Islands will reopen to tourists on July 22nd with new safety protocols in place.
“We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travelers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer,” said Pamela Ewing, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.
“In the meantime, we are taking every precaution to ensure the Islands are safe and to enhance the exceptional experience and care afforded by the destination and our world-class hospitality partners. Our intention is to cautiously reboot the tourism sector, laying the foundation for short- and long-term recovery.”
Update: This reopening news article was originally published in July, 2020. Many of the entry requirements have stayed the same, but we keep an updated guide here: “Turks and Caicos Entry Requirements”
The original news story from July continues below…
Which Countries Can Visit the Turks and Caicos?
Turks and Caicos does not have any restrictions based on country of origin. All nations are welcome to visit if they abide by all entry requirements.
Entry Requirements for Turks and Caicos
TCI Assured Sticker
From July 22nd 2020, all travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal in order to obtain a travel authorization for arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Filling out all appropriate forms and uploading all required documents to the TCI portal will issue the traveler a ‘TCI Sticker’ which then grants them entry to the islands.
Here is what is needed to get the TCI Sticker:
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of travel.
- Medical/ Travel insurance that covers medevac, any costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at the local hospital.
- Completed a health screening questionnaire.
- All travelers, regardless of age, will need to fill out Step 3.
- Children under 12 are exempt from Step 1.
- Travelers will not be able to board the airplane unless Step 1-3 have been completed and the sticker has been issued.
- Even if a traveler has done Step 1-3 and has been issued a sticker, they also may be tested again upon arrival.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until at least Aug. 31, 2020, “subject to guidance from relevant health authorities,” tourism officials said.
Other Caribbean destinations are also set to begin welcoming travelers again.
The Turks and Caicos Islands comprise 40 islands and cays, only nine of which are inhabited. Over the years, the destination has gained a reputation for its pristine beaches, which are arguably some of the most beautiful in the world.