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Turks and Caicos Travel Information

All travelers to the Turks and Caicos must obtain travel pre-authorization via the TCI Assured Portal.

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calm ocean and white sand at Grace Bay Beach
A beautiful day at Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales.

Cruise Ship Guests

We have a separate travel overview page for cruise ship visitors. See Travel Information for Grand Turk Cruise Ship Guests.

Before You Book

Passports and Visas

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.

Best Times to Visit

charter boats at Half Moon Bay
Boat charters at the exquisite Half Moon Bay Lagoon.

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 Turks and Caicos.

Practical Information

See Practical Information (Know Before You Go). Everything you need to know about currency, power plugs, time zones, language and more.

Which Island is Best for You?

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.

Planning Your Trip

a sunning Turks and Caicos Islands Rock Iguana (Cyclura carinata)
The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana is the country's most famous land animal.


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.

Where to Stay

All-inclusive resort, hotel or villa? See Turks and Caicos Hotels, Resorts and Villas.

What to Bring to the Turks and Caicos

See What to Bring to the Turks and Caicos.

Health and Medical Information

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.

Safety and Crime

See Safety and Crime for our unbiased take on crime in the Turks and Caicos.

Customs Allowances, Importing Food, and Pets

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 Traveling with Pets.

beautiful beach at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos
White sand and crystal water at Cockburn Town Beach, Grand Turk.

Telephones and Internet

Learn about local networks and find out if your mobile phone will work locally. See Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones.

More Information

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.

Getting Around and Transportation

Conch Cabs in Grace  Bay
Conch Cabs in Grace Bay. Rides are booked via a web app.

No Public Transport

There’s no public bus or train transport on any island in the Turks and Caicos.

Rental Cars and Driving

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.

Taxis and Ride Hailing

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.

Uber and Lyft are not available in the Turks and Caicos. Conch Cab is available on Providenciales and Grace Bay, and operates like Uber Pool, with rides booked via a web app.

See Providenciales Taxis, Grand Turk Taxis, and Getting Around North Caicos and Middle Caicos for business contact details.

Travel Between the Islands

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.

Destination Weddings

Considering the Turks and Caicos for your wedding? See our detailed Turks and Caicos Destination Wedding Guide.

Drinking Age in Turks and Caicos

The drinking age in Turks and Caicos is 18 years old. Persons appearing younger may be asked for an ID at shops and grocery stores.

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