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Travel Pre-Authorization TCI Assured

All COVID-19 related travel restrictions have been removed for travel to the Turks and Caicos.

There is no vaccine, testing, or insurance requirement.

TCI Assured pre-travel authorization is no longer required.


Pre-travel authorization via TCI Assured is no longer required as of 1 May 2022. The vaccine requirement was dropped on 1 April 2023.

Vaccine No Longer Required: The following information on this page is no longer relevant as the vaccine requirement was removed on 1 April 2023. The information below is simply a history of TCI Assured for reference purposes.
Resorts on Grace Bay
Resorts on Grace Bay Beach.

What was TCI Assured?

TCI Assured was an online portal where all international travelers (both visitors and residents) were required to obtain certification before traveling to the Turks and Caicos.

TCI Assured was also the name for the mandatory quality assurance scheme for hotels, villas, restaurants, and transportation vehicles. All businesses were required to have been TCI Assured and to have displayed the certification sticker.

For details on normal visa and passport requirements, see Passports and Visas.

What did fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated meant 14 days after receiving the second dose of any World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine course (or 14 days after the first dose if a single dose course such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The list of WHO-approved vaccines included the following:

  • Moderna (mRNA-1273) - Spikevax
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) - Comirnaty
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
  • AstraZeneca (AZD1222) - Vaxzevria
  • Covishield (AstraZeneca)
  • Novavax (NVX-CoV2373) (includes COVOVAX)
  • Covaxin
  • Sinopharm Vero Cells (BBiBP-CorV)
  • Sinovac CoronaVac

You must had received your final dose of an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to arrival or entry would have been denied.

Vaccine Boosters Not Required

Booster shots of a vaccine course were not required.

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination was either a digital or paper record, shown to your airline at check-in and upon arrival. Acceptable forms were:

  • E-certificate/digital certificate (such as those from CVS, Walgreens, or the NHS).
  • Certification issued by a doctor or government entity.
  • Vaccination cards/certificates accepted by national authorities.
  • A letter signed by a medical professional (physician or registered nurse) on official letterhead with contact details. Doctor’s registration or license numer should be included with details of the first and second dose (date, country and vaccine you received).
  • Authorized government entity record or printed record from an electronic vaccination database.
A TCI Assured certification sticker displayed on a taxi. These stickers are no longer required or used.

Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccination

The following persons were exempt from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Residents of the islands.
  • Visitors under the age of 18.
  • Visitors who are not able to take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons. However, written and signed proof from a medical professional clearly stating that they are medically exempted from taking the vaccine is required.
  • Crew members of a cargo/commercial aircraft or cargo ship arriving for work and expected to remain for less than 24 hours.
  • Crew members of air ambulances, which includes any medical personnel on board.
  • Persons offering to provide emergency aid in times of crisis.
  • Persons who have written permission from the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Persons who are in transit at the airport, or for purposes of connecting flights.

There were no exemptions to the vaccination requirement for religious reasons.

COVID-19 Test for Entry

A COVID-19 test was no longer required for entry, as of 1 May 2022.

Details on the Required Travel Insurance

Travel insurance was no longer required, as of 1 May 2022.

What were the face mask requirements?

The mask requirement was lifted on 1 May 2022, and were no longer required in indoor or outdoor spaces.

Could I travel to the other islands from Providenciales?

On 2 November 2020, the ban on non-essential interisland travel was lifted. It was possible to travel without restrictions between the islands.