Immigration, Visas, Passports

Turks & Caicos Islands Entry requirements

TCI Assured Program/Travel Authorisation

The Turks and Caicos is introducing measures to manage the risks associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. From July 22nd 2020, all travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal in order to obtain a travel authorization for arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

More info at TCI ASSURED FAQ

Turks and Caicos Islands COVID-19 Testing

The Turks and Caicos Islands has expanded our testing capacity in response to new testing requirements implemented for travelers entering the United States and Canada. We wish to assure you that Turks and Caicos COVID-19 Testing capacity is adequate to facilitate all visitors to the destination.

Please follow the link for Turks and Caicos Islands COVID-19 Testing/Availability

Immigration

Requirements:

  • As of July 22, 2020 all travelers will be required to obtain a TCI Assured Travel Authorization for arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Please click here for more information on TCI Assured or click here to access the TCI Assured portal to begin your travel authorization application.
  • All visitors must hold a round trip ticket.
  • Visitors are allowed to stay for 90 days; this is renewable one time only

Passport

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. 

Visas

Please click here to review the requirements to obtain a Turks and Caicos Visitor’s Visa.

Customs

Duty free goods that may be brought into the country include: 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1.136 liters of spirits or wine and perfume for personal use.

There are no restrictions for travelers on the import of cameras, film or sports equipment; in order to bring in firearms of any type (including spear guns and Hawaiian slings), one must have written approval from the Commissioner of Police. Controlled drugs and pornography are illegal.

  • Plants & Animals
  • Private Vessels

Visitors to the TCI should know that there are conditions which must be adhered to by law when bringing in controlled/regulated commodities to the islands.

Animals including Cats and Dogs as well as live Plants and Plant Products e.g. fruits, flowers and seeds are controlled/regulated commodities.

Please read more by visiting the Agriculture Departure of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Upon entry you will be required to fill out and present the following documentation:

  • Cruising Guide to The Turks and Caicos Islands
  • TCIS Pleasure Craft Report Form
  • TCIS Customs Form
  • TCIS Immigration Form – one per person (if remaining in the TCI for more than 24 hours)


  • The U.S. Embassy advises traveling with a second form of identification, especially a government issued photo ID, in case your passport is lost or stolen. Keeping an electronic scanned copy of your passport is also helpful.

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