Visitors to Turks and Caicos have to jump through a number of COVID-19 related hoops before being allowed to travel to the islands. Those who make the cut, however, will find more than two dozen hotels and resorts ready to welcome them back, particularly on the island of Providenciales.
Preauthorization by the Turks and Caicos government is required of all travelers. Visitors must complete a preauthorization form and health questionnaire (available online), and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within five days of their arrival day in Turks & Caicos.
Prospective visitors also must secure travel insurance that covers the cost of any COVID-19 related illnesses, from one of these authorized insurers:
- Seven Corners
- HTH World Wide
- Allianz Global Assistance
- Generali Insurance
- Global Rescue
- HDI Global
Once authorized to travel, visitors must comply with Turks & Caicos’ regulations regarding social distancing and mask use while on island.
Visitors also must obey the local curfew, under which all offsite restaurants and other attractions must close at 7 p.m. nightly.
Turks and Caicos reopened to visitors on July 22.
As of September, the following Turks and Caicos hotels are open:
- Hotel La Vista Azul: Mediterranean-themed hotel on a hilltop overlooking Grace Bay Beach.
- The Oasis At Grace Bay: 16-suite boutique hotel on Grace Bay Beach.
- The Palms: Luxe Grace Bay residential resort with an infinity pool.
- The Shore Club: Sparkling new upscale spa and beach resort on Long Bay Beach.
- Ports of Call Resort: Resort with three-bedroom villas off the beach at Grace Bay.
- Grace Bay Club: Luxury all-suite resort on Grace Bay with family and adults-only areas.
- The Sands at Grace Bay: The classic Caribbean beach hotel.