ENTRY TO TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Turks and Caicos is open for tourism. There’s no quarantine required.
A TCI Assured travel authorization, insurance, and a COVID-19 test are no longer required.
All travelers age 18 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
All travelers aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Turks and Caicos. The requirement for pre-travel authorization (TCI Assured) is no longer required. The requirement for travel insurance and a negative COVID-19 test has also been dropped. Your vaccination status will be checked by your airline at check-in and on arrival in the Turks and Caicos by immigration officials.
For questions about exemptions to mandatory vaccination, please email email@example.com.
Current COVID-19 Restrictions
The Turks and Caicos is open for tourism. Most COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped, apart from the requirement that visitors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the islands.
- Masks are no longer required anywhere.
- There are no restrictions on inter-island travel.
- Restaurants and bars are open and capacity restrictions have been lifted.
What does fully vaccinated mean?
Fully vaccinated means 14 days after receiving the second dose of any World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine course (or 14 days after the first dose if a single dose course such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The list of WHO-approved vaccines includes the following:
- Moderna (mRNA-1273) – Spikevax
- Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) – Comirnaty
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
- AstraZeneca (AZD1222) – Vaxzevria
- Covishield (AstraZeneca)
- Novavax (NVX-CoV2373) (includes COVOVAX)
- Sinopharm Vero Cells (BBiBP-CorV)
- Sinovac CoronaVac
You must have received your final dose of an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to arrival or entry will be denied.
Vaccine Boosters Not Required
Booster shots of a vaccine course are not required.
Proof of Vaccination
Proof of vaccination is either a digital or paper record, shown to your airline at check-in and upon arrival. Acceptable forms are:
- E-certificate/digital certificate (such as those from CVS, Walgreens, or the NHS).
- Certification issued by a doctor or government entity.
- Vaccination cards/certificates accepted by national authorities.
- A letter signed by a medical professional (physician or registered nurse) on official letterhead with contact details. Doctor’s registration or license number should be included with details of the first and second dose (date, country and vaccine you received).
- Authorized government entity record or printed record from an electronic vaccination database.
Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccination
The following persons are exempt from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Residents of the islands.
- Visitors under the age of 18.
- Visitors who are not able to take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons. However, written and signed proof from a medical professional clearly stating that they are medically exempted from taking the vaccine is required. Persons seeking a medical exemption must send a request with all supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to travel. This is in order to allow sufficient review by the Government.
- Crew members of a cargo/commercial aircraft or cargo ship arriving for work and expected to remain for less than 24 hours.
- Crew members of air ambulances, which includes any medical personnel on board.
- Persons offering to provide emergency aid in times of crisis.
- Persons who have written permission from the Chief Medical Officer.
- Persons who are in transit at the airport, or for purposes of connecting flights.
Please note that there are no exemptions to the vaccination requirement for religious reasons.
Details on the COVID-19 Test Required for Entry
You no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter the islands.
Travel insurance is no longer required.
- Do I need a COVID-19 test to enter? No, this requirement was lifted on 1 May 2022.
- Are visitors tested upon arrival? No.
- My country or state requires a COVID-19 test to return. Can I get a COVID-19 test in the Turks and Caicos? Yes, tests are widely available in the Turks and Caicos. Many hotels and resorts offer free testing, and for others it is $50 per person. See the section below on Turks and Caicos COVID-19 testing locations.
- Is there any quarantine requirement? No, there is no quarantine requirement for visitors.
- Is there any follow-up COVID-19 test, such as at 5 days as in other Caribbean countries? No, there are no additional COVID-19 tests. Once you are granted entry, visitors are allowed to stay for 90 days (which can be renewed for another 90 days).
- Is there any curfew? No, the curfew was lifted on all islands effective from 1 December 2021.
- Are restaurants open? Yes, all restaurants and bars are permitted to operate.
- Are there restrictions on where tourists can travel? No, there are no restrictions on where tourists can visit.
- Can I visit the family islands, including on a day trip? Yes, tourists can visit family islands. No travel authorization is needed.
- Are there any other special entry requirements? All visitors aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
REGULAR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the local immigration authorities. You should also check with your airline or travel company for the latest information.
A valid passport is required for all those entering the Turks and Caicos Islands and please check here for the list of countries and territories whose nationals and citizens do not require visas for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Immigration department will normally give you permission to stay for up to 90 days. You will need a permit to work on any of the islands.
For more information on visa requirements, visit the website of the Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Border Control and Employment.
You must hold a valid passport to enter Turks and Caicos. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turks and Caicos.
There are restrictions on the import and export of agricultural, food and marine products. Before arrival, all flight passengers will be asked to complete a form providing details of products they are bringing into the country. This form should be handed to a customs official on arrival.
There are no restrictions for travellers on the import of cameras, film or sports equipment. To bring in firearms of any type (including spear guns and Hawaiian slings), you will need written approval from the Commissioner of Police.
Travelling with medicines or any controlled drugs must be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. Keep all medication in original packaging to avoid confusion and questioning at ports of entry.
VISA EXEMPT COUNTRIES
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, US