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IATA Code: PLS, ICAO Code: MBPV
All international flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands arrive at the Providenciales International Airport, a small one terminal building with one 9,199 foot (2,804 metre) runway.
The bulk of international passengers arrive 2 hours before departure. If you arrive 10-15 minutes before this, the lines will be significantly shorter.
You should give yourself additional time to check-in on Saturday and Sunday. There is a high number of flights on these days and this can lead to delays in check-in and security.
There is one departure lounge each for international and domestic flights. The international lounge can become crowded at times, but plans are underway for expansion.
Automated check-in kiosks are available for the major airlines.
Before the security checkpoint, there are resin copies of the stones from the Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carvings.
The departure lounge is covered by a complimentary LIME WiFi hot spot. Unfortunately, the connection is rarely functional.
Before the security checkpoint, there is a gift shop and a Gilley's restaurant. After the security checkpoint is a bar, a duty-free jewelry shop, and three gift stores.
There is no Bureau de Change at the airport. You are advised to exchange currency before you arrive. Currency can be exchanged at local banks, but the fees are exorbitant and queues can be over an hour for service.
Taxis and cars (both private and rental) are the only forms of ground transportation from the airport.
Taxis are available directly outside the baggage claim area. We advise you to confirm your fare (total for all passengers) before setting off. There are fixed fares as set in the ordinance (and often posted by other information sources), but these are not always respected.
We recommend that most visitors rent a car because of the lack of public transportation. Find out more at Getting Around Providenciales. See our Providenciales Taxis for more information on taxis fares, stands and availability.
You'll need to clear immigration and collect your baggage before proceeding through customs. Unlike in some other Caribbean airports (such as Nassau), there are no pre-clearance facilities operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for U.S. Nationals returning home.
Parking fees are on par with major international airports such as London Heathrow and Miami International Airprort. It is illegal to leave cars unattended at the curbside.
The small car park is located a short distance from the terminal, which does become full at times. As usual, don't leave any valuables in your car as there isn't security personnel at the car park.
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