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The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos.

Turks and Caicos to Accept Both Digital and Paper Vaccination Cards

By: Alexander Britell - August 20, 2021

The Turks and Caicos Islands recently announced that, beginning Sept. 1, the destination would require all visitors 16 years and older to show proof of vaccination. 

And in an update to that protocol, the destination has announced that it will accept both digital and paper vaccine records. 

That includes the typical vaccine cards issued by the CDC, either handwritten or otherwise. 

Turk sand Caicos accepts vaccines including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Comirnaty, Spikevax, and Vaxzevria. 

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The Dragon Cay resort on Middle Caicos.

In its initial announcement, Turks and Caicos had suggested only digital vaccine cards would be accepted; that has now changed, in a significant boost for the vast majority of the vaccinated who have only paper records. 

All travelers must also show proof of a negative PCR, NAA, RNA or Antigen test taken within three days of travel to Turn and Caicos. 

That’s along with a requirement for medical or travel insurance that covers medevac and a completed health screening form. 

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Sailrock in South Caicos.

You can find the relevant TCI Assured health protocols here

Since July 2020, Turks and Caicos has embarked on what has been one of the Caribbean’s model tourism reopenings. 

The summer of 2021 has seen a full-fledged tourism boom in the British overseas territory. 

For more, visit Turks and Caicos. 

— CJ

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