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If you hold a valid visa to the United States of American, the United Kingdom or Canada you WILL NOT require a separate visa to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands. Additionally, if you are a citizen of any of the countries listed on this link, you WILL NOT require a visa. Link: Turks and Caicos Immigration and Visa Requirenment
A completed import application (must be submitted and approved prior to travel, a fee of $50 per animal to be paid upon arrival, a valid veterinary certificate from your country of origin. Follow this link for more information: Traveling To Turks and Caicos with Pets and Pants
Not all phones will automatically function in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Typically, if you're on a plan, you'll need to inform your operator to enable international roaming before you arrive. GSM coverage is provided by the two local telecommunications companies (Flow and Digicel), and Flow provides coverage for CDMA (Verizon and Sprint phones). You have the option to buy a local pre-paid SIM if you're mostly interested in data access and local calls.
Government officials insist that the water in Turks and Caicos is safe to drink. Nonetheless, if you prefer not to, bottled water is readily available throughout the islands.
The legal currency for the Turks and Caicos Islands is the US dollar.
Visitors are allowed to bring the following in without incurring duty: 1 liter (33.8 US fluid ounces) of spirits OR 2 liters (67.6 US fluid ounces) of wine (less than 40% alcohol by volume). 200 cigarettes OR 100 cigarillos OR 50 cigars OR 250 grams (8.8 ounces) of tobacco. 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of perfume. $400 of gifts or items that will remain in the Turks and Caicos (for non-commercial use). 'Reasonable' amount of personal goods. Any goods over your allowance will be charged at normal duty rates (typically 36%). Some goods, such as basic food products and books, are exempted.
Once you have proof of your legal residence in the United States, you won’t require a Visa.
Traveling on a ferry or smaller aircraft is the main mode of transportation to arrive at the various islands. We encourage our visitors to venture beyond Providenciales, and explore some of our other beautiful islands by using any of these: http://intercaribbean.com/ http://caicosexpress.com/ Turks and Caicos Ferry to North and Middle Caicos, South Caicos Ferry
The Turks and Caicos Islands have two state of the art medical facilities: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre
(on Providenciales) tel. 649/941-2800 Cockburn Town Medical Centre (on Grand Turk) tel.
649/941-2900 In addition to these hospitals, there are private medical facilities in Providenciales, and on the other islands there are community clinics. For emergencies call tel.
911
or
999
for an
ambulance,
to report a
fire,
or to contact the
police.
3 conch shells per person is the allowance, but only during the conch season which is between July 15th and October 15th.
There are quite a few modes of transportation in which tourists can get around. From taxi services, renting a car, moped, scooter, golf cart to riding a bicycle. Many hotels also offer shuttle services, especially to and from the airport.
On the islands with more trees and vegetation, you tend to find some mosquitoes, especially during or just after the rainy season. We would advise you to use insect repellent spays and oils as a means of protection.
The best time to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands is any time. During the year we have various festivals and events that will immerse the visitor in authentic experiences, rich culture and unending enjoyment.
There are traditional all-inclusive resorts such as Beaches and Club Med Turkoise, both on Providenciales. Recently the Turks and Caios Collection introduced its all-inclusive options for Alexandra Resort, Beach House and Blue Haven Resort. East Bay Resort on the island of South Caicos is also packages an all-inclusive option for its guests.
There are no dolphinariums in the Turks and Caicos Islands, but we have our very special aquatic resident JOJO the dolphin, who swims freely in our clear turquoise waters.
Turks and Caicos lies in the Atlantic Ocean, which is a hub for exotic species of underwater plants and animals. From time to time here in the islands you may see lemon and nurse sharks that explore the waters nearby and the barrier reefs.
The average temperature ranges between 85 and 90 degrees (29-32 degrees Celsius) from June to October, sometimes reaching the mid 90’s (35 degrees Celsius), especially in the late summer months.
There are no nude beaches in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and public nudity is illegal.
Standard tipping ranges from10% to 20%, some restaurants include gratuity in the bill automatically.
Fishing is allowed from the shores, but not in the national parks.
Persons travelling to the Turks and Caicos from countries or areas endemic with yellow fever should show evidence that they have had their yellow fever vaccine.
Atlantic Standard Time (AST) as the year round time observed in Turks and Caicos.
Yes, it is possible to renew your vows and/or even get married on the islands during your cruise vacation. A special license is in place to accommodate such events. http://turksandcaicostourism.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/special-license-application.pdf
You can explore the history of the Turks and Caicos at the National Museum in Grand Turk and Providenciales https://www.tcmuseum.org/
The Turks and Caicos Islands boasts multiple banking institutions located throughout the islands, and most stores or places of business accept major credit cards. There are also ATM’s found throughout the islands.

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