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The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board welcomes international travel press and media to visit and feature our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ islands.

The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board’s Public Relations Department provides assistance to travel journalists on assignment by arranging itineraries and facilitating visits to attractions, historical sites, restaurants and other points of interest.

For more information please click here to review our Visiting Journalist Program Guidelines and Request Form.

J. Wade Public Relations

Contact People: Jenn Wade, Nicole Lax, Sarah Meyer, Blake Willahan and Audrey Chaddick
Email: turksandcaicosislandspr@jwadepr.com
Tel: 1 (415) 325-5519

Local Contact

Contact Person: Gabriel Saunders
Position: Senior Public Relations Officer
Email: gsaunders@turksandcaicostourism.com
press@turksandcaicostourism.com
Phone: 1 (649) 946-4970 ext. 683

Recent Press Coverage

August 5, 2020

33 Safe Summer Vacations You Can Still Take During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Trip to Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos requires negative COVID-19 tests within five days of travel, in addition to requiring tourists to have insurance covering medical evacuations. Read the full article

July 25, 2020

These Caribbean Islands Are Open to American Tourists. Here’s How They’ve Responded to COVID-19

Home to some of the world’s best beaches, the Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of nine main islands and approximately 40 additional smaller islands and remote cays. The scattered archipelago is socially distanced by nature and attracts tourists year-round, thanks to its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and …

July 24, 2020

Where To Travel Now: Turks And Caicos

Turks and Caicos reopened its crystalline waters to travelers July 22. While many countries have closed their borders to Americans, the archipelago joins Caribbean islands like Aruba, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia in welcoming U.S. tourists. Read the full article

July 22, 2020

Turks and Caicos Is Now Open for Tourism

Turks and Caicos Is Now Open for Tourism. The British Overseas Territory officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 22. So what should travelers know? All visitors need to complete a “TCI Assured Pre-Travel Authorization” application to be granted entry into the country (you can find it here).

July 20, 2020

Working on a Comeback

When we looked at what our entry requirements needed to be, we wanted to ensure that we safely reopened the destination while ensuring the health and safety of our visitors upon arrival,” said Pamela Ewing, Director of Tourism for Turks and Caicos, “as well as balancing the needs of the …

July 16, 2020

Hassles, Delays on Covid Tests Deterring Clients from Traveling

The Turks and Caicos Islands heard travel advisor and traveler complaints, and it responded by loosening some of its restrictions. Previously, it required travelers to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test within three days of travel, but that time period has lengthened to five days. Children under 10 do …

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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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