Updated August 24, 2021

NEW UPDATE! Effective September 1, 2021, the government of Turks and Caicos will require that all travelers 16 years and older to be vaccinated prior to arrival.

Travel Entry Requirements

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government requires the following entry requirements and measured safety protocols. Guests must abide by the government protocols and set up their TCI Assured approval account at the following link:

https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/

You need a TCI Assured Travel Authorization to board your flight. This is a free authorization and you apply online. You'll need:

  • Proof of full and completed vaccination. Guests will need to upload proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated travelers are those visitors who are 14 days past their second dose of either the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer shot and the sole dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Accepted vaccinations are Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca and Johnson and Johnson

  • Medical exemption: Only those visitors with clear proof from a doctor that they are medically exempted from taking the vaccine. In this case they MUST still provide proof of a negative COVID 19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days before arrival.

  • A negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken within 3 days prior to travel in the islands. Children under 10 are exempted from this requirement. Accepted COVID tests now include: PCR, NAA, Rapid Antigen Tests, RNA/molecular tests. The test must be conducted by a medical laboratory with either of the following credentials: accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP); registered by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA); ISO 15189 certification. Previously, the destination was only accepting RT-PCR tests. Antibody tests and results from home-based test kits will not be accepted.

  • Travelers must also have medical / travel insurance that covers medical evacuation. If your health insurance policy does not cover medical evacuation then a trip insurance policy will be required. We offer trip insurance via Travelex.

    Insurance companies providing the prerequisite insurance will also be available on the portal.

  • Summary of travel entry requirements

Age

Vaccination Requirement

COVID Test within 72 hours

16 and Over

Yes

Yes

11-15

No

Yes

10 and under

No

No

On Island Protocols

Once granted entry, no further COVID-19 tests are required and visitors are permitted to stay for 90 days (extendable for an additional 90 days). There is no mobile tracking app or daily health checks (as in some other Caribbean countries). Visitors are free to travel throughout Providenciales and the rest of the Turks and Caicos without restrictions during their stay.

As before, you will also need Covid-19 specific travel insurance that covers in country medical treatment, the cost of quarantine, and repatriation/medivac (if necessary).

Please see the following links to the Turks and Caicos government site and Turks and Caicos travel board with the updated requirements for entry.

http://turksandcaicostourism.com/tci-assured-faqs/

https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/tci-assured

Details on the COVID-19 Test required for Entry

The test must be taken within three (3) days prior to travel to the TCI. Children under the age of 10 are excluded from this requirement. Rapid tests and PCR tests are now accepted. Blood Draw, Antibody testing and Self-administered home tests are not accepted for entry to Turks & Caicos.

The laboratory which processes your test must be accredited. If you live in the United States, see CAP Accredited Laboratories for a list of approved labs.

The name, address, telephone number and email address of the laboratory at which the COVID-19 test was conducted is required along with;

  • The date that the COVID-19 test was conducted.

  • The full names, date of birth and address of the person tested for COVID-19.

  • The results of the COVID-19 test conducted in relation to that said person.

The person shall carry the test results with him/her when traveling to the Turks & Caicos Islands and shall give the test results to a health officer upon request.

Details on the required Travel Insurance

Important: The names of these companies are provided for your convenience and are not endorsed or approved by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands or the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands. If you have any questions about the validity of a service/insurance offering for entry into the Turks and Caicos, you are advised to contact the TCI Assured team at [email protected].

You must have travel insurance which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions, and air ambulance. The following are TCI Assured suggested insurance providers:

  • Travelex

  • Seven Corners

  • TripMate

  • Aura

  • HTH World Wide

  • Allianz Global Assistance

  • Generali Insurance

  • Global Rescue

  • HDI Global

  • Travel Guard

  • Travel Insured International

  • Trawick

  • Arch RoamRight

On Island COVID Testing Centers

COVID testing can be arranged for your return flight. Guests can either choose to have testing at their villa (select villas apply) or visit a COVID testing center in the Turks and Caicos.

Seven Stars Resort

Offer Antigen testing for USA

  • Cost: US$50.00 per person for outside guests
    Complimentary for guests staying at the resort

  • Please arrange testing well in advance to ensure an appointment.
    To book: Covid Testing

  • Test results in 10 to 30 minutes

Contact:

In-Villa Testing

Select villas offer the option to undergo testing at the privacy of your vacation home.

  • Offer PCR

  • Cost: US$185 per person
    Plus US$125 for 1 to 5 person for the commute of the Doctor
    Plus US$200 for 6 to 10 person for the commute of the Doctor

  • Release of results within 36-48 hours

  • Please arrange testing well in advance to ensure an appointment.

Sailrock Resort

  • Offer Antigen and PCR tests

  • Antigen test cost: US$50 per person
    Complimentary for guests staying 5 nights and longer.
    Test results in roughly 20 minutes

  • PCR test average cost: US$225 per person
    Testing is required 48 hours of departure.

  • Please arrange testing well in advance to ensure an appointment.

The Palms & The Shore Club Resorts

  • Offer PCR

  • Cost: US$50.00 per person for outside guests
    Complimentary for guests staying at the two resorts

  • Please arrange testing well in advance to ensure an appointment.

The facility address is:
The Palms Resort

Grace Bay Beach

16 Princess Drive, Providenciales
Phone: +1 649 946 5502

The Shore Club Resort

Long Bay Beach,

Long Bay Hills, Providenciales

Phone: +1 649 339 8000

ACCU Diagnostics

  • Offer PCR

  • Testing by appointment*

  • Get results by email

  • Regular test cost: US$185 per person with results in 36-48 hours

  • Express service cost: US$260 per person with results in 3 hours

  • In-house testing (Hotel, Villas & Offices) at your request at an additional cost of $125 for up to 5 people and $200 for 5-10 people.

The facility address is:
C101 Cabot House,

Graceway Plaza, Providenciales
Phone: +1 649 946 8308
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Closed Sunday and public holidays

Due to the high volume of phone calls and emails we are getting back to everyone within 24-48 hours. We ask for your patience as we do our best to address your needs.

Grace Bay Medical Center

Link for info : http://www.gracebaymedical.com/

  • Offer PCR with results in 2 business days

  • Testing by appointment

  • Get results by email

  • Cost: $215.00 per person

The facility address is:
30 Allegro Rd,

Neptune Plaza, Providenciales
Phone: +1 649 941 5252
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 11 AM

Closed Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

If urgent testing is required, kindly contact the medical center by email to book an appointment. Please provide your name, DOB, contact number, email, date of arrival and occupation.


Omnicare Medical Clinic

Link for info : https://www.omnicaremed.com/covid-pcr

  • Offer PCR with results in 2-5 days

  • Testing by appointment via portal registration

  • Get results by email

  • Cost: $150 per person

The facility address is:
Town Center Mall,
Down Town, Providenciales
Phone: +1 649 941 5050
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 1 PM

Closed Sunday and public holidays

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