Travel insurance is mandatory for arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands, if you do not have a valid TCI National Health Insurance Program number. If you do not have travel insurance, you may purchase one from the suggested TCI Assured insurance companies below:
By providing links to websites of insurance providers or insurance companies, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information, products or services available from these insurance providers or insurance companies and or on these sites.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board do not verify adequacy of coverage provided by any of the contents of the policies or other products offered. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser of a policy or other services to be satisfied that the policy covers the risk sought to be insured against.
These links/travel insurance companies are being provided as a convenience. They do not constitute an endorsement of or an approval by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government nor the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board of any of the products, services or opinions of the insurance provider, insurance company or individual.
Neither the Turks and Caicos Islands Government nor the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board bears any legal liability for any loss suffered, to pay compensatory damages or awards including cost directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from, arising out of or in connection with or attribute to the use of any such product or service.
To obtain a TCI Assured Travel Authorization to the TCI - one of the obligations is that : all visitors and residents excluding children who are under 10 years old or those who are in the exempt category of persons are required to upload documentary evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR COVID-19) test or Antigen test from an accredited laboratory undertaken no more than three days prior to travel to the islands. (no antibody or home test kits)
Click here to find an accredited lab near you from. CAP (https://www.cap.org/laboratory-improvement/accreditation/accredited-laboratory-and-biorepository-directory/) or Passport Health USA (https://www.passporthealthusa.com)
As part of the pre-arrival process persons traveling from the Dominican Republic can access COVID 19 test at the following facilities:
The following two labs have been approved in Haiti to offer COVID testing for travelers:
COVID-19 PCR and Antigen test via nasopharyngeal swab will be accepted from travelers from the above listed laboratories.
The Ministry of Tourism operates www.turksandcaicostourism.com
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
1. Personal Data
While using our Service, and particularly when completing media accreditation and subscription forms, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
2. Usage Data
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
3. Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Use of Data
The Government of Turks and Caicos uses the collected data for various purposes:
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the Turks and Caicos Islands and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the Turks and Caicos Islands and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
The Government of Turks and Caicos may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Security Of Data
Our website uses SSL encryption to ensure that your data is protected during transmission. Upon successful submission, your data will be securely stored on our server and protected by a Firewall. We use regular malware scanning to ensure that the Service is protected so as to prevent unauthorised access to your data.
While security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Removal of Data
If you wish to have your data removed, please contact us:
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Child”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from your child without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Some information to help you with your COVID test.
Some facts to help you with your COVID negative test result:
Travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands may experience delays in travel due to border closures, such as airport closures, travel prohibitions and other emergency conditions, either due to COVID19 restrictions or to the threats of hurricane or tropical storms or other natural or manmade emergencies.
When these delays occur, your travel authorization may expire prior to your intended arrival in the islands. In such cases, the Government of the Turks and Caicos is not liable for any losses you may experience due to these occurrences.
If your travel authorization is expired, you are not guaranteed a waiver to travel on another date, if your COVID-19 PCR negative test or antigen test done via nasopharyngeal swab is outside of the 3 day travel window allowed by law.
If your travel authorization is expired, in order to visit the islands you will need to secure another COVID-19 PCR negative test or antigen test done via nasopharyngeal swab and make a new application to travel.
In accordance with international travel requirements all persons returning to the US, Canada, and UK must have a COVID test result completed for pre-arrival. Please note that all travelers must be aware that, in the case of a positive test, the cost of a quarantine period of up to 14-days and other medical costs, as necessary; is the responsibility of the traveler. Therefore, please be mindful of the quarantine and other coverage provided by your insurance policy as a requirement to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands and amend as needed to ensure adequate coverage.
The Turks and Caicos Islands has expanded our testing capacity in response to new testing requirements by CDC and Governments of USA, United Kingdom and Canada. Please see the following list of possible test sites in the Turks and Caicos that are certified for testing for travel:
(Testing also available in Grand Turk)
(Testing also available in Grand Turk)