Release – The Turks and Caicos Islands announce an update to its Public and Environmental Health Arriving Passengers Travel Clearance Regulations, which will no longer mandate travellers to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before arriving at the destination. The vaccination lift, which will go into effect on April 1, 2023, was announced by the Turks and Caicos’ Ministry of Health during a press conference and is the result of a rapid decrease in COVID-19 cases and zero new COVID-19-related deaths in recent months.
“We are thrilled to announce this new development and to safely welcome visitors back to our beautiful island destination,” said Hon. Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism of the Turks and Caicos Islands. “Our top priority has always been the health and well-being of our residents and travellers, and we are confident that we can continue to maintain a safe environment without these restrictions.”
Over the duration of the pandemic, The Turks and Caicos Islands have been working closely with local and national public health officials to implement stringent health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. From July 2020 to April 2022, The Ministry of Tourism created and enforced a robust testing and vaccination campaign which included the development of TCI Assured, a quality assurance portal, to ensure that the majority of the local population was vaccinated, and in doing so, provide an added layer of protection for visitors.
This recent announcement invites visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands for a hassle-free travel experience and the ability to confidently explore the destination’s stunning natural environment from vast blue oceans and white sandy beaches to a diverse range of outdoor activities. The Turks and Caicos Islands remain committed to providing a secure and enjoyable travel experience for all visitors and The Ministry of Tourism encourages travellers to continue to practice healthy hygiene habits and to follow any local guidelines or regulations put in place during their stay.
For more information on the Turks and Caicos Islands, call 1 (800) 241-0824 or visit their official website.
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