All visitors require a valid passport and return/onward ticket to clear immigration in the Turks and Caicos. Many nationalities
don't need a visa (the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for example). If you're
travelling with pets, a veterinary certificate stating your animal is in good health is required.
A JetBlue Airbus A320 over Chalk Sound, Providenciales.
At this time, all cruise ships arriving in the Turks and Caicos only arrive at
Grand Turk. Due to time constraints, it's not feasible to see Providenciales when visiting Grand Turk by cruise ship for a day.
For cruisers, the Turks and Caicos is a popular destination and
quite a few marinas are located throughout the islands.
Not all marinas are points of entry, and it may be necessary to call ahead to ensure that customs and immigration personnel are present. Harbormasters at ports of entry have the authority to grant leave to enter for one-week. For those wishing to extend this, you will need to apply for a Cruising Permit (valid for 90 days), and/or visit an immigration office on Providenciales or Grand Turk.
Reefs and other hidden hazards are found throughout the country, rendering charts a necessity for navigation. Waveyline Publishing of Grand Turk produces detailed electronic and printed charts of the Turks and Caicos Islands archipelago.