Turks and Caicos: Updated Entry Requirements Effective July 28

Turks and Caicos Entry Requirements
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Thinking about the Turks and Caicos Islands?

There’s been an update to the Turks and Caicos entry requirements …….

Editor’s Note: Please see our newer Post with current Turks & Caicos Entry Requirements.

In a nutshell: All travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, NAA, RNA or Antigen test result from a test taken within three days of travel, effective on July 28, 2021.

The previous requirement was within five days of travel so things are looking better for travel to Turks and Caicos, which also has a high number of vaccinated adults.

Accepted Tests under the Turks and Caicos Entry Requirements

Approved amendments to the Arriving Passengers Health Clearance Regulations also in effect on July 28 include the acceptance of professionally administered Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR); Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA); RNA or molecular tests; and Antigen tests for Turks and Caicos entry requirements.

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.

Antibody tests and results from home-based test kits will not be accepted.

“We are proud to have safely welcomed travelers to our beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands over the past year and are updating travel requirements to ensure ongoing vigilance and in consideration of the efficacy and turnaround of available COVID-19 tests,” said Honorable Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Local COVID-19 testing is widely available and many hotels offer free tests for guests.

TCI Assured

Turks and Caicos, home of the “World’s Best Beach” – yes, Grace Bay Beach –  has been open for tourism since July 22, 2020 with TCI Assured.

TCI Assured requires travelers to have medical/travel insurance that covers medevac, a completed health screening questionnaire, and certification that they have read and agreed to the privacy policy document.

These requirements must be complete and uploaded to the TCI Assured portal prior to arrival.

It’s important to note that these requirements are in place for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers.

All travelers to Turks and Caicos must obtain travel pre-authorization via the TCI Assured Portal.

More good news for travelers! Turks and Caicos is at a Level 1 alert from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) due to the consistency of protocols that have been in place.

There was also a vaccine campaign that began in January 2021, which led to more than 60 percent of the adult population being fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

It’s now one of the most inoculated countries in the world.

And, remember, there are nine main islands and about 40 small islands and uninhabited cays, so it’s one of the safest destinations to travel to.

Is Turks and Caicos on your go-to list?

Check PricesClub Med Turkoise, an adults-only all inclusive resort, and Check PricesBeaches Turks and Caicos, a family all-inclusive resort, are two to consider.

A number of other resorts also offer all-inclusive options and nearly all resorts have reopened – you might want to review this Turks and Caicos tourist info for even more intel!

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Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com. Her 30+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. An avid fan of the freedom from carrying cash or credit cards, Donna loves to visit all-inclusive wellness resorts in the U.S, and traveling to some of Mexico's and the Caribbean's many all-inclusive resorts several times each year. She's also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
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