ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TURKS AND CAICOS
It is almost time for your trip to Turks and Caicos! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: July 27th, 2021
1. Obtain an Online Pre-Authorization & Negative COVID-19 Test
Please be advised that before arriving, all persons traveling to Turks and Caicos are required by the Turks and Caicos Government to obtain an online pre-authorization prior to boarding their flight to the destination.
To obtain pre-authorization all travelers are required to upload documentary evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test from an accredited laboratory. Acceptable tests are professionally administered Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR). Acceptable tests are Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA), RNA or molecular tests, and Antigen tests. Antibody and home-test kits are not accepted for entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands. PCR COVID-19 tests must be taken within three days of travel. Children under 10 are exempt from this requirement.
2. Obtain Medical/Travel Insurance and Complete Online Health Screening Questionnaire
All travelers are required obtain medical/travel insurance that covers medevac, or any costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care while in Turks and Caicos. Lastly, they must complete an online health screening questionnaire which can be found via the TCI portal.
Travel/entry processes are changing as the situation with COVID-19 is fluid. For more details and information on current entry restrictions and PCR test guidelines, please visit the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board website or the TCI portal.
Compliance of pre-departure protocols is mandatory by the Government of Turks and Caicos.
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder-if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.