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Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
We have a separate travel overview page for cruise ship visitors. See Travel Information for Grand Turk Cruise Ship Guests.
USA, Canada, and UK passport holders do not need a Turks and Caicos visa.
Holders of a valid USA, Canada, or UK resident or tourist visa also do not need a Turks and Caicos visa.
All other passport holders should see Passports and Visas for more information.
The Turks and Caicos is beautiful throughout the year. Daily temperatures and the conditions for some activities do vary by season, so see Best Times to Visit the Turks and Caicos Islands.
See Practical Information (Know Before You Go). Everything you need to know about currency, power plugs, time zones, language and more.
Most overnight guests stay on Providenciales, but you may want to consider one of our less-populated islands or cays. See Our Islands for an overview of what each island offers.
All scheduled international flights to the Turks and Caicos land at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS). If you want to fly on to one of our smaller islands, you’ll have to take a domestic flight.
See Getting to the Turks and Caicos Islands for an overview of flights, routes and airports.
See Domestic Flights and Ferries for local routes.
All-inclusive resort, hotel or villa? See Turks and Caicos Hotels, Resorts and Villas.
See Health, Doctors, and Medical Information to learn about the medical and special care facilities in the country, pharmacies and more. There are no poisonous snakes in the country or other major concerns, but you may be interested in Poisonous Animals, Plants and Insects.
See Safety and Crime for our unbiased take on crime in the Turks and Caicos.
To learn about what you can bringing into the Turks and Caicos, and what you can take back home duty-free, see Customs Allowances and Bringing Food into the Turks and Caicos. You may also be interested in Travelling with Pets.
Learn about local networks and find out if your mobile phone will work locally. See Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones.
After you determine which island you’ll be staying on, browse our extensive island-specific sections to learn about things to do, beaches, getting around locally, accommodations, maps and more.
Certain activities and water sports are affected by the weather. We highly recommend monitoring Turks and Caicos Weather and Climate during your stay and planning your trip accordingly.
There’s no public bus or train transport on any island in the Turks and Caicos.
We generally recommend that most visitors rent a vehicle for at least part of their stay. If you’ll be renting a vehicle, see Driving in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Choosing a Rental Car or Vehicle.
All of the main islands in the country have taxis. Rates are often high, and it may be hard to find a taxi on the smaller islands or at certain locations, so we generally recommend that visitors rent a car.
If you’re interested in visiting in either staying on one of our smaller islands, or visiting on a day trip, you may be interested in Getting Around the Turks and Caicos Islands and Domestic Flights and Ferries.
Considering the Turks and Caicos for your wedding? See our detailed Turks and Caicos Destination Wedding Guide.