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Recent Press Coverage

September 23, 2020

The Latest: Should You Change Your Travel Plans Due to the Coronavirus?

Flatten the curve: Keeping your distance from others is essential to slow down the spread of COVID-19. [Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an earlier article that originally ran on January 28 with multiple updates since then.] The WHO warned the world to see the rising number of …

September 17, 2020

A Guide to the Caribbean Islands Reopening

We’d all love to lay out on a beach right now—and no one does beaches better than the Caribbean. But more than toes in the sand, what the Caribbean and its economies need right now are tourist dollars. According to the Inter-American Development Bank, 14 of the 15 most tourism-dependent …

August 24, 2020

Countries Still Accepting American Passports And The Precautions They Have In Place [UPDATED]

Despite the fact that we miss being able to travel the world during what is arguably the best season for travel, we don’t envy anyone who has to jump on a plane in the near future. Right now both domestic and international travel are an absolute headache. If you’re from the United States, it’s …

August 20, 2020

How and Where To Travel Safely In Turks and Caicos

One of the few borders open to Americans under current pandemic regulations, the powdery white sands and brilliant waters of Turks and Caicos make the archipelago’s beaches among the most alluring in the Caribbean today.  Read the full article

August 20, 2020

I Just Traveled to the Caribbean. Here’s How They Kept Me Safe From Coronavirus

Visitors to Turks and Caicos will need to apply for travel pre-authorization, which requires uploading a copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within five days of guests’ scheduled arrival. With many testing facilities across the United States reporting delays, waiting to see if you’ll get your result back in …

August 19, 2020

Provo’s Grace Bay Beach Named Best In Caribbean, Has Sand On It.

The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is proud to announce that Grace Bay Beach was recognized as no. 1 Best Beach in the Caribbean and no. 2 Best Beach in the World according to Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. “The …

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Turks & Caicos Islands Triumphs at 2020 World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala

The 27th Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala was held on January 20, 2020 at Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas. The Turks & Caicos Islands once again captured the prestigious awards for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 and Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination 2020. In addition to the above awards won by the destination, several Turks & Caicos Islands resorts were awarded as follows: Turks & Caicos’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 – Beach House Turks & Caicos’ Leading Car Rental Company 2020 – Hertz  Turks & Caicos’ Leading Destination Management Company 2020 – Olympia Destination Management Company Turks & Caicos’

Turks & Caicos Islands Secures Nominations in USA Today’s 2020 Caribbean Reader’s Choice Awards

The Turks & Caicos Islands has once again received travel industry award nominations, continuing its multi-year streak of accolades. The nominations for USA Today’s 2020 Caribbean Reader’s Choice Awards are submitted annually by a team of travel experts and journalists including Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon and Melanie Reffes, and the winners are determined by popular vote. The Turks and Caicos Islands received the following nominations:  Best Caribbean Beach – Bambarra Beach, Grace Bay Beach and Long Bay Beach  Best Caribbean Beach Bar – Da Conch Shack  Best Caribbean Restaurant – Parallel 23 and Sui-Ren  Best Caribbean Golf Course

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #20 BEGINS  The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 31st March, 2020: Since yesterday’s COVID-19 update, as at 30th March, the number of confirmed positive cases remains at five (5). TCI suspected cases of COVID-19 decreased over the past 24hrs: The six suspected cases are TCI residents returning from countries with local transmission and contacts of a confirmed case (6). All six persons met the WHO case definition for a suspected case of COVID-19, thus they are experiencing symptoms. Samples were collected and sent for

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #19 BEGINS  The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 30th March, 2020: Over the past 24hrs the TCI COVID-19 statistics have remained relatively unchanged. The number of confirmed positive cases remained at five (5). TCI suspected cases of COVID-19 remained unchanged since the last update as 12pm 29th March, 2020: The eight suspected cases are TCI residents returning from countries with local transmission and contacts of a confirmed case (8). All eight persons met the WHO case definition for a suspected case of COVID-19,

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #18 BEGINS  The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 29th March, 2020: As reported in release #18, yesterday evening the TCI recorded another confirmed positive case (1) of the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to five (5). The positive case was already in quarantine and has been informed of their test results. The Ministry of Health would like to thank the public for the calm and understanding displayed during this public health emergency. There was a decrease in

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #16 BEGINS  The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 28th March, 2020: TCI recorded two (2) additional confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to four (4). These two new positive cases are contacts of the first two cases and were already in quarantine. The Ministry of Health takes this opportunity to continue emphasizing the need for public calm during this time. There was a decrease in suspected cases, as the TCI recorded 9 suspected

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #15 BEGINS  he Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 27th March, 2020: The number of confirmed positive cases remains unchanged at two (2) cases. There has also been no change in the number of suspected cases over the past 24hrs; the TCI has 10 suspected cases of COVID-19: Tourist visiting the country (1). The other nine suspected cases are TCI residents returning from countries with local transmission and contacts of a confirmed case (9). All 10 persons met the WHO case definition for a

Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update #14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #14 BEGINS  The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12pm on 26th March, 2020: TCI recorded its second confirmed case of the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus, and the individual is now receiving medical care at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. The Ministry of Health takes this opportunity to continue emphasizing the need for public calm during this time. There was a decrease in suspected cases, as the TCI recorded 10 suspected cases of COVID-19: Tourist visiting the country (1). The other nine suspected cases are TCI residents

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