The Turks and Caicos is introducing measures to manage the risks associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. 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. This means all visitors/tourists and residents alike.
The portal will have a link for visitors/tourists as well as residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The travel authorization form should be presented at the time of check-in to the appropriate airline.
Persons without an authorization slip either physical or e copy will not be able to travel to the islands.
Once a passenger registers at the Authorization Portal and completes the registration process as outlined, a travel authorization notification will be given. Airlines will not be able to board passengers without this authorization.
We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ Turks and Caicos Islands.
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory. The test must have been taken no more than five (5) days prior to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Medical/Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs, full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance/medevac.
- Completed a health screening questionnaire and Travel Authorization Form
Proof of all of the aforementioned should be uploaded to the TCI Assured portal which will be available on July 15th on the Tourist Board’s website – turksandcaicostourism.com.
- ;the name, address, telephone number and email address of the laboratory at which the PCR COVID-19 test was conducted;
- the date the PCR COVID-19 test was conducted;
- the full names, date of birth and address of the person tested for PCR COVID-19;
- the results of the PCR COVID-19 test conducted in relation to that person.
- a) a crew member of a cargo or commercial aircraft arriving in the Islands for the purposes of his work who is expected to be on the Islands for less than twenty-four hours;
- (b) a crew member of a cargo ship arriving in the Islands for the purposes of his work who is expected to be on the Islands for less than twenty-four hours;
- (c) children under the age of ten years;
- (d) an aircraft operating for the purpose of giving medical attention, delivering medical supplies to the Islands, or airlifting a patient to or from the Islands, which crew shall be taken to include any medical personnel on the flight;
- (e) a person offering to provide emergency aid in times of crisis;
- (f) a person who has written permission of the Chief Medical Officer to enter the islands; and
- (g) a person who disembarks from an aircraft at an airport, in-transit to or for purposes of connecting
Reference: Guidelines for Reopening of TCI International Ports of Entry
- Wearing of mask or face covering in public.
- Hand sanitizing.
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet, unless part of a group or family, travelling together.
- Take only public transportation that displays the TCI Assured symbol, including car rental companies.
- Stay only at paid accommodations, including hotels, villas, guesthouses etc. that display the TCI Assured symbol.
- Dine-in only at restaurants, cafes etc. that display the TCI Assured symbol.
- You should only dine at restaurants that display the TCI Assured Certification seal which symbolizes compliance with all COVID-19 Health Protocols.
- You may remove your mask/face covering once you are seated.
- Large groups (6 and above) must make reservations in advance.
- Observe place markers on the floor to maintain 6ft physical distancing
- Sanitize or wash your hands upon entrance to the restaurant .