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June 16, 2020

All the Caribbean countries that are currently open for tourism

From the Bahamas to Bermuda, these are all the Caribbean islands reopening to tourists this summer An island vacation might actually be on the cards this year. The islands that make up the Caribbean are in various stages of reopening this summer, with many countries already open to tourists. From …

June 16, 2020

When Are Popular Vacation Spots in the Caribbean and Mexico Reopening?

The dates are all over the place. Here’s a handy cheat sheet. BY TANNER GARRITY / JUNE 16, 2020 7:00 AM Whenever tragedy befalls an area that relies on tourism to keep its economy humming, the best way to jumpstart that area again is simple: more tourism. After Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

June 16, 2020

When Can We Travel to Mexico and the Caribbean Again? Here Are the Latest Rules

The latest updates on when Caribbean islands and Mexican resort areas plan to reopen—and what they’ll require of travelers upon arrival. By Frommer’s Staff LAST UPDATED JULY 8, 2020 The tourism-reliant islands of the Caribbean and the popular coastal areas of Mexico are eager to welcome international visitors again. But as in every other part …

June 9, 2020

Can I Travel Internationally This Summer? These Are the Countries Beginning to Reopen for Tourists

Curious about international travel? As the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, some countries are beginning to ease travel restrictions. But not completely: many places, for example, are only allowing domestic visitors or those from certain cherry-picked countries. Others have mandatory 14-day quarantines. And that’s if you can even land at their airport: due to …

June 9, 2020

Caribbean Islands Are Starting to Reopen for Tourism

With low coronavirus numbers and economies heavily dependent on tourism, places like the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Aruba are eager to welcome back travelers. Here’s how they plan on doing that safely. This is a developing story. For the latest information on traveling during the coronavirus outbreak, visit the …

June 8, 2020

Summer travel: Here’s what families can expect from summer vacation this year

As the school year winds down and New York City begins reopening, many families are wondering what summer vacation will look like.   What will be safe to do? Will traveling be allowed? Should a staycation itinerary be in the works? Using guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, we’ll help you determine what you feel is best for your …

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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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