The beautiful Half Moon Bay beach and lagoon near Providenciales.
All travelers aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Turks and Caicos. The requirement for pre-travel authorization (TCI Assured) is no longer required. The requirement for travel insurance and a negative COVID-19 test has also been dropped. Your vaccination status will be checked by your airline at check-in and on arrival in the Turks and Caicos by immigration officials.
The Turks and Caicos is open for tourism. Most COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped, apart from the requirement that visitors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the islands.
Masks are no longer required anywhere.
There are no restrictions on inter-island travel.
Restaurants and bars are open and capacity restrictions have been lifted.
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
Novavax (NVX-CoV2373) (includes COVOVAX)
Sinopharm Vero Cells (BBiBP-CorV)
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 number 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
You no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter the islands.
Travel insurance is no longer required.
Do I need a COVID-19 test to enter? No, this requirement was lifted on 1 May 2022.
Are visitors tested upon arrival? No.
My country or state requires a COVID-19 test to return. Can I get a COVID-19 test in the Turks and Caicos? Yes, tests are widely available in the Turks and Caicos. Many hotels and resorts offer free testing, and for others it is $50 per person. See the section below on Turks and Caicos COVID-19 testing locations.
Is there any quarantine requirement? No, there is no quarantine requirement for visitors.
Is there any followup COVID-19 test, such as at 5 days as in other Caribbean countries? No, there are no additional COVID-19 tests. Once you are granted entry, visitors are allowed to stay for 90 days (which can be renewed for another 90 days).
Is there any curfew? No, the curfew was lifted on all islands effective from 1 December 2021.
Are restaurants open? Yes, all restaurants and bars are permitted to operate.
Are there restrictions on where tourists can travel? No, there are no restrictions on where tourists can visit.
Can I visit the family islands, including on a day trip? Yes, tourists can visit family islands. There is a temperature check at ports and airports, however no travel authorization is needed.
Are there any other special entry requirements? All visitors aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Current COVID-19 Statistics
On 27 February 2022, the Ministry of Health switched from daily reporting to weekly reporting. In line with the WHO, the chart below will indicate changes on the last day of the weekly reporting period, and days 1 to 6 of the weekly reporting period will indicate no changes.
Case count last updated 29 October 2022. The numbers in parentheses are the increase/decrease on the previous week.
Total number of COVID-19 cases: 6,431 (+2)
Current number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 0 (+0)
There are three labs in the Turks and Caicos which offer COVID-19 PCR testing, and many resorts and other locations offer antigen testing. ACCU Diagnostics offers the RT-PCR test and can provide results in as little as a few hours.
Several hotels and resorts offer on-site antigen testing, and antigen tests are available for non-guests for $50 per person at many resort testing locations.