All COVID-19 related travel restrictions have been removed for travel to the Turks and Caicos.
Cruise Ship Guests
We have a separate travel overview page for cruise ship visitors. See Cruises to Turks and Caicos.
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
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.
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
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 & Ferries for local routes.
Where to Stay
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 & Crime for our unbiased take on crime in the Turks and Caicos.
Customs Allowances, Importing Food, and Pets
To learn about what you can bring 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.
Telephones and Internet
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.
Getting Around and Transportation
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.
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.
Travel Between the Islands
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.