Turks and Caicos Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Beach and harbor resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Photo © Getty Images/Matt Dutile

COVID-19 travel restrictions in Turks and Caicos Islands – updated 9 November, 2020

Borders are open to international travelers. Eligible travelers to Turks and Caicos Islands must have the following:

  • Anyone over the age of 10 must obtain travel authorization via the TCI Assured portal 72 hours before departure
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 5 days before departure – see a list of accreditred laboritories on the TCI portal
  • Proof of travel insurance with COVID-19 cover (including COVID-19 medical costs, full hospitalisation, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance)
  • Upload all required documents to the TCI portal no less than 24 hours before departure.

Expect temperature checks and health screenings upon arrival. Anyone suspected of exposure to, showing symptoms of, or testing positive to COVID-19 will be placed under quarantine in a specified place for 14 days, or until a negative PCR COVID-19 result is produced or unless approved for medical repatriation.

Everyone must wear a face mask, or face covering that covers their nose and mouth, when disembarking their flight and when inside the airport terminal.

COVID-19 measures in place on the islands

Until 16 November, a curfew is in place across all islands between the hours of 12am and 5am.

For the latest information and extra detail on what to expect upon arrival, read the TCI Government website.

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7 Comments

  • michelle eastman said

    Do you happen to know if the 5 day window includes the landing day? For example, if we land on Saturday, is Monday too soon to test? Thanks for your help.

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  • Michelle Ingram said

    Per The Palms Hotel Web Site... they have a really good timeline on how to get the authorization they say that the landing day is not counted in the five day timeframe, they also state that all documents need to be submitted 24 hours before travel not 72. Don't know which is correct.

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    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Michelle,

      I have updated the travel alert to be more specific - thank you for flagging this!

      All documents must be uploaded no less than 24 hours prior to travel.

      Cheers
      Amelia, World Nomads

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  • Sean said

    Do you have to take a covid test from one of the labs on their list of acredited labs or is it ok to take one elsewhere?

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  • Robert Zepecki said

    Ridiculous to have to submit documents 24 hours prior. If the answer doesn't come on time , we are stuck with flights that we cannot board on time. The current government doesn't seem to want anybody to come there. Killing the goose that lays the golden eggs is not good. Over 4000 people are out of a job because of this ridiculous policy

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  • a personal assistant said

    Does anyone know if there's any way to get authorization to enter the county if the PCR test is STILL positive because a person has recently RECOVERED from Covid? My boss intends to travel from the US and has JUST recovered from a mild case of Covid. Three out of four of his family members had it and all completed their isolation/quarantines this past weekend. They have non-refundable tickets to T&C this Saturday. The CDC, the dept which we follow, as Americans, states that a negative test shortly after recovery is rare because the virus can still be present, but not contagious.

    We can't see an easy way around this in the information that is out there, but I did see somewhere that the Chief Medical Officer can make acceptions. Is our only option to attempt to contact her directly? I found her name and employer, but no direct contact info, which, of course, is reasonable.

    Before anyone says to call the tourism number on the website, my boss tried that and said it was not helpful. I'm not sure how that convo went, but he gave the impression that the person he spoke to was not aware of the virus-being-present-after-recovery thing.

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