Airport Opened July 22 2020
Update 4:00pM 11 July 2020: The Government has revised the entry protocols, including increasing the time for COVID-19 tests from 72 hours to 5 days before arrival. Children aged 10 or under are excluded from the test requirement.
On 29 June 2020, the Government announced a series of restrictions in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases. These restrictions apply only to Providenciales.
In the week preceding 29 June 2020, 29 new cases were identified. Of these, 20 were asymptomatic (69%).
The Government will shortly be launching TCI Assured, an online portal where international travelers to the Turks and Caicos will be required to provide the following prior to travel:
Further information will be published shortly and a link to TCI Assured will be provided once it is launched.
The airport opened 22 July 2020. Several airlines have scheduled flights starting on 23 July 2020. For more information and route information, contact your airline or travel agent.
Grocery stores on Providenciales are open with good stock. At busy times, typically only around the end of the day, customers are being asked to wait outside to limit the number of persons in a store at any time.
Some cleaning products, such as hand-santizers and disinfectant wipes have sold out or are low, but food remains well stocked.
Cruise Ships to Grand Turk Are Currently Banned. On 16 March 2020, the Premier announced that all cruise ships would be banned for a period of 30 days, which was later extended until 31 August 2020. This is subject to review. This affects the Grand Turk Cruise Center (the only cruise port in the country).
Restaurants are currently closed in the Turks and Caicos, but reopened on 11 May 2020 for takeout service.
Large events have been cancelled, including the weekly Thursday Fish Fry.
On 16 March 2020, the Premier announced that all Government hosted and sponsored events were cancelled until further notice. This includes the Thursday night Fish Fry and other athletic events.