Travel Information

The Turks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory, located in the Atlantic Ocean and considered a part of the Caribbean region.  With more than 40 small islands and cays, the eight inhabited islands are separated into two island groups; to the east of the Turks Island Passage are the Turks Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay and the west are the Caicos Islands South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales, Pine Cay and Parrot Cay.  The islands are located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, south of the Bahamas and east of Cuba and the country of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).

The islands are home to over 31,000 full time residents, and attract more than 1 million tourists annually.  In 2016 the Turks and Caicos Islands welcomed 1,300,575 tourists to its shores, with 453,612 being stop-overs and the remaining 846,963 arriving via cruise.


Requirements: The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has announced its updated  entry requirements and effective May 1st 2022, the protocol is as follows:
  • All Visitors 18 and over must show proof of vaccination (to airline and TCI Immigration)
  • Returning Residents must show proof of residency
  • No TCI Assured Portal
  • No Insurance
  • No Covid Test
  • All visitors must hold a round trip ticket.
  • Visitors are allowed to stay for 90 days; this is renewable one time only

All visitors require a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.
For entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands, passports must have no less
than three (3) months validity prior to its expiration. This policy will
remain in effect for a period of one (1) year effective May 1, 2021 and
reviewed thereafter.

The US dollar is the official currency of Turks and Caicos. Most hotels, restaurants and taxi services accept traveler’s cheques, which can be cashed at local banks. Most credit cards are accepted and banks offer ATM’s as well as cash advances on credit cards.


110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for U.S. appliances.


Turks & Caicos Islanders are mostly descendants of Africans who were brought in to work the salt pans or the cotton plantations. The expatriate population consists of British, Canadians, Americans, French, Bahamians, people from Hispaniola and virtually everywhere in the world.

Getting There

Please fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS), on the island of Providenciales in the Caicos Islands

American Airlines
From these Airports
Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), Philadelphia (PHL), Charlotte (CLT), Boston (BOS)

From these Airports
Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK), Boston (BOS)

From these Airports
New York (JFK), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Newark (EWR)

Southwest Airlines
From these Airports
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Baltimore (BWI)

United Airlines
From these Airports
Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Washington (IAD)