*Entry to Turks and Caicos Islands: Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. This requires evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility taken less than five days prior to arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover and a completed health screening questionnaire. You should arrange to take a private test. All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands. More information on pre-travel authorisation to the Turks and Caicos Islands is available online. Internal Restrictions:
*Travel in Turks and Caicos Islands: Health screening is in place at all seaports and airports. A number of regulations are in place in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Any contravention of these regulations is considered an offence, which may result in a fine of up to $1000, or imprisonment of up to three months. Regulations include: Until 5am on Wednesday 30 June, unless otherwise stated: • Face coverings required to be worn in public; • Night-time curfew on all islands from 11pm to 5am daily; • All businesses on all islands to be closed by 10pm; •Bars and restaurants to be limited to 30% of normal capacity both indoors and outdoors for sit-down only. However if 100% of staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, capacity can be increased to 60% of normal occupancy. No congregating around bar and restaurant counters; • Social gatherings and social activities to be limited to a maximum of 30 persons; • Pleasure craft to be limited to 50% of normal capacity for excursions. Vessels with a capacity of 10 persons or less to be limited to a maximum of six individuals, with a requirement for temperatures to be taken and logbooks kept; • Subject to the operators of the vehicles being fully vaccinated, taxis and community cabs can increase the number of passengers allowed during a single trip to 3 persons or 50% of the normal carrying capacity of the vehicle; • Religious places of worship (including weddings and funerals) to be limited to 30% of normal capacity when indoors and 50 persons when outdoors; • High risk groups are advised to shelter in place. More detailed information on local measures in place is available on the TCI Government website.
*Accommodation: Hotels and private villas have been allowed to re-open across the Turks and Caicos Islands in line with the travel and movement restrictions noted in the “Travel in Turks and Caicos Islands” information above. However, some hotels have taken the decision to remain closed. You are advised to contact the hotel direct to see if they will be open and inform yourself on Covid-19 specific measures and requirements they will put in place.