A top winter sun destination, Turks and Caicos is blessed with heavenly beaches with white sands, clear waters and a huge coral reef system that offers spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities.
Is Turks and Caicos on the green list?
Turks and Caicos was recently added to the UK’s green watchlist, which means it is at risk of moving from green to amber.
Will I have to quarantine?
The government has set up a traffic light system, which ranks countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel. The Department for Transport has included the following key factors in its assessment:
- the percentage of their population that have been vaccinated
- the rate of infection
- the prevalence of variants of concern
- the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
Turks and Caicos doesn’t have such tough restrictions in place as many of its Caribbean counterparts.
A free TCI Assured Travel Authorisation form needs to be completed by all travellers before visiting this idyllic beach destination.
Travellers also need to complete a PCR test no more than five days before their arrival date on the islands, and results should be uploaded to the TCI Assured portal. Visitors also need to take out travel insurance with Covid-19 cover.
Unlike several other Caribbean countries, no further Covid-19 tests are required once granted entry and there are no daily health checks.
On return to the UK, travellers do not have to quarantine – although they must complete a passenger locator form, take a pre-departure test and another test on or before the second day after arriving in the UK. Read more on ABTA’s travel hub.
How do I get there?
Several airlines operate non-direct flights from the UK to Turks and Caicos, including Air Canada, Delta and United.