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Travel Pre-Authorization TCI Assured

Turks and Caicos is open for tourism. There's no quarantine required.

A TCI Assured Travel authorization, insurance, and COVID-19 test are no longer required.

All travelers must by fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Update

Update 1 May 2022: Changes have been made to entry requirements:

  • Travel authorization via the TCI Assured portal is no longer required.
  • A negative COVID-19 test and insurance are no longer required.
  • Face masks are no longer required.
  • All visitors aged 18 and over must still be fully vaccinated to enter the Turks and Caicos.

Overview

Pre-travel authorization via TCI Assured is no longer required as of 1 May 2022. All visitors must still be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Your vaccination status will be checked by your airline prior to boarding and also on arrival in the Turks and Caicos.

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 does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means 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 includes 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 have received your final dose of an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to arrival or entry will be denied.

Vaccine Boosters Not Required

Booster shots of a vaccine course are not required.

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination is either a digital or paper record, shown to your airline at checkin and upon arrival. Acceptable forms are:

  • 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 are exempt from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Visitors under the age 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 must be submitted to the online TCI Assured Portal. Persons seeking a medical exemption should send a request with all supporting documentation to vaccineexemptions@gov.tc 2 weeks prior to travel. This is in order to allow sufficient review by the Government.
  • 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.

Please note that there are no exemptions to the vaccination requirement for religious reasons.

COVID-19 Test for Entry

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

Details on the Required Travel Insurance

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

What are the face mask requirements?

The mask requirement was lifted 1 May 2022. Masks are not required in indoor or outdoor spaces.

Can I travel to the other islands from Providenciales?

On 2 November 2020, the ban on non-essential interisland travel was lifted. You can travel without restrictions between the islands (apart from temperature screenings).

What should I bring when I visit?

Visitors should bring a reusable face mask and hand sanitizer.