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Turks and Caicos travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Open for travel from Turks and Caicos
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Turks and Caicos Islands if they have not obtained a Travel Pre-Authorization at the TCI Assured online portal 72 hours prior to travelling.
  • Passengers are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result obtained within 5 days prior to travelling to Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Minors aged 9 years and younger,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Crew members of a cargo or commercial aircraft staying for less than 24 hours,
    • Crew members of a cargo ship staying for less than 24 hours,
    • Humanitarian aid workers,
    • Passengers holding written permission issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Turks and Caicos.
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Flight Restrictions

published 17.07.2020
Airports in Turks and Caicos Isl. are closed.
Effective 22 July 2020:
1. Airport in Turks and Caicos Isl. reopen.
2. Passengers must have a travel authorization completed 72 hours before departure and present it to immigration. The authorization can be found at turksandcaicostourism.com
– This does not apply to:
– airline crew staying for less than 14 hours;
– merchant seamen;
– passengers younger than 10 years.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result.
– This does not apply to:
– airline crew staying for less than 14 hours;
– merchant seamen;
– passengers younger than 10 years.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where.
Every person returning to the island will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, be required to sign a quarantine form, and complete all required forms from the Ministry of Health.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

From 22 July, any eligible travellers arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility within 5 days of arrival, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover (including cover for any necessary in-country medical treatment, quarantine costs or repatriation/medevac) and must complete a health screening questionnaire. All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Turks and Caicos on a limited number of routes. Entry or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands is permitted as of 22 July 2020. Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal [https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/]. 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. 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 [https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/tci-assured].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic travel is permitted between islands. Visitors who arrive with a negative Covid-19 certificate can travel on domestic flights. More information on local measures in place is available on the TCI Government website [https://www.gov.tc/]. Hotels have been allowed to re-open across the Turks and Caicos Islands. 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.

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    30.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Turks and Caicos on a limited number of routes. Entry or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands is permitted as of 22 July 2020. Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal [https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/]. 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. 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 [https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/tci-assured].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic travel is permitted between islands. However, you are encouraged to keep this for essential travel only. Visitors who arrive with a negative Covid-19 certificate can travel on domestic flights. More information on local measures in place is available on the TCI Government website [https://www.gov.tc/]. Hotels have been allowed to re-open across the Turks and Caicos Islands. 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.

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    22.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Turks and Caicos on a limited number of routes. Border closures have been extended by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government until 22 July. This is subject to change.
    Entry to or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands is prohibited until 22 July, with some exceptions for returning residents and workers delivering essential COVID-19 business, or other business on behalf of the Government, who will require authorisation by Public Health prior to arrival. Depending on an assessment by Public Health, anyone authorised to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands before 22 July may require a PCR test, or to remain in quarantine for a designated period following arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Due to a localised increase in COVID-19 cases in Providenciales, a night curfew (and other restrictions – see below) has been reintroduced on Providenciales, from 8pm until 5am, until 20 July 2020. In Providenciales, weddings, social gatherings, and church and funeral services will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, and the re-opening of non-contact and non-team sports remains restricted until 20 July. In all islands, except Providenciales where the cap remains at 10 people until 20 July, weddings and social gatherings of a maximum of 25 persons and non-contact and non-team sporting activity will be permitted. Church and funeral services will also be limited to a maximum of 25 people. From 6 July 2020, all sporting events and contact sports may resume in all islands except for Providenciales, where this will be permitted as of 13 July. Domestic air and sea travel between Providenciales and other islands is not permitted until 20 July 2020, with the exception of essential service providers (banks, power, police etc.) and a finite list of senior government and House of Assembly officials. More information on local measures in place is available on the TCI Government website [https://www.gov.tc/]. Hotels are allowed to re-open as of 6 July. Most are reliant on tourists who can visit the Turks and Caicos Islands as of 22 July. With a projected capacity of only 4% over the same period in 2019 and restrictions on intra-island travel until 13 July, 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.

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    17.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Turks and Caicos on a limited number of routes. Entry to or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands is prohibited until 22 July, with some exceptions for returning residents and workers delivering essential COVID-19 business, or other business on behalf of the Government, who will require authorisation by Public Health prior to arrival.
    Any eligible travellers arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility at least 5 days before departure, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover and must complete a health screening questionnaire. All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Due to a localised increase in COVID-19 cases in Providenciales, a night curfew (and other restrictions – see below) has been reintroduced on Providenciales, from 8pm until 5am, until 20 July 2020. In Providenciales, weddings, social gatherings, and church and funeral services will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, and the re-opening of non-contact and non-team sports remains restricted until 20 July. In all islands, except Providenciales where the cap remains at 10 people until 20 July, weddings and social gatherings of a maximum of 25 persons and non-contact and non-team sporting activity will be permitted. Church and funeral services will also be limited to a maximum of 25 people. From 6 July 2020, all sporting events and contact sports may resume in all islands except for Providenciales, where this will be permitted as of 13 July. Domestic air and sea travel between Providenciales and other islands is not permitted until 20 July 2020, with the exception of essential service providers (banks, power, police etc.) and a finite list of senior government and House of Assembly officials. More information on local measures in place is available on the TCI Government website [https://www.gov.tc/]. Hotels are allowed to re-open as of 6 July. Most are reliant on tourists who can visit the Turks and Caicos Islands as of 22 July. With a projected capacity of only 4% over the same period in 2019 and restrictions on intra-island travel until 13 July, 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.

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    10.07.2020
  • Turks and Caicos All airports and seaports will remain closed to incoming regional and international flights(both commercial and private) and seafaring vessels until July 22, 2020.

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed.
    The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 31 August.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 22 June. A curfew from 22.00 to 05.00 is in place. Going to the beach, grocery stores, hardware stores and other open businesses is currently permitted. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered lifeessential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.
    From 5 June 2020, weddings and social gatherings of a maximum of 10 persons and non-contact and non-team sporting activity will be permitted. Church and funeral services will also be limited to a maximum of 10 people. From 6 July 2020, all sporting events and contact sports may resume. Movement of people between islands is discouraged. From 22 June 2020, a maximum number of 25 persons may be permitted to attend weddings and social gatherings.

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    05.06.2020
  • Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos Islands to reopen its borders on 22 July. (Media, 04.06.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed.
    The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 31 August.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 22 June. A curfew from 22.00 to 05.00 is in place. Going to the beach, grocery stores, hardware stores and other open businesses is currently permitted. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered lifeessential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.

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    04.06.2020
  • Turks and Caicos

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed.
    The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 30 June.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 1 June. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in place. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered lifeessential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.

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    01.06.2020
  • Turks and Caicos

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed. The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 30 June.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 1 June. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in place. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered lifeessential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.

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    30.05.2020
  • Turks and Caicos

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed. The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 30 June.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 25 May. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in place. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered lifeessential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.

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    26.05.2020
  • Turks and Caicos

    Inbound restrictions:

    All airports and ports are closed. Border will remain closed until 1 Jun.

    The cruise port will be shut to cruise liners until 30 June.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Travellers may still register to leave the island and the government will gauge how high an interest there is in order to arrange flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Stringent restrictions in place until 24 May. A curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in place. Certain businesses, beaches and other facilities have reopened. Groups of more than four people are prohibited. Social distancing and wearing of masks remain required. Further restrictions are planned to be lifted on 10 May. Only one adult per household is allowed to leave for essential purposes during this period. All supermarkets and other businesses not considered life-essential will be closed on Wednesdays and Sunday to restock and clean.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turks-and-caicos-islands/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [https://bs.usembassy.gov/health-alert-u-s-embassy-nassau-the-bahamas-11/]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
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