Turks & Caicos Entry and Departure FAQ's
All travelers aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Turks and Caicos. The requirement for pre-travel authorization (TCI Assured) is no longer required. The requirement for travel insurance and a negative COVID-19 test has also been dropped. Your vaccination status will be checked by your airline at check-in and on arrival in the Turks and Caicos by immigration officials.
For questions about exemptions to mandatory vaccination, please email email@example.com.
Fully vaccinated means 14 days after receiving the second dose of any World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine course (or 14 days after the first dose if a single dose course such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The list of WHO approved vaccines includes the following:
- Moderna (mRNA-1273) – Spikevax
- Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) – Comirnaty
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
- AstraZeneca (AZD1222) – Vaxzevria
- Covishield (AstraZeneca)
- Novavax (NVX-CoV2373) (includes COVOVAX)
- Sinopharm Vero Cells (BBiBP-CorV)
- Sinovac CoronaVac
Booster shots of a vaccine course are not required.
Proof of Vaccination
Proof of vaccination is either a digital or paper record, shown to your airline at checkin and upon arrival. Acceptable forms are:
- E-certificate/digital certificate (such as those from CVS, Walgreens, or the NHS).
- Certification issued by a doctor or government entity.
- Vaccination cards/certificates accepted by national authorities.
- A letter signed by a medical professional (physician or registered nurse) on official letterhead with contact details. Doctor’s registration or license number should be included with details of the first and second dose (date, country and vaccine you received).
- Authorized government entity record or printed record from an electronic vaccination database.
You must have received your final dose of an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to arrival or entry will be denied.
Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccination
The following persons are exempt from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Visitors under the age 18.
- Visitors who are not able to take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons. However, written and signed proof from a medical professional clearly stating that they are medically exempted from taking the vaccine must be submitted to the online TCI Assured Portal. Persons seeking a medical exemption should send a request with all supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to travel. This is in order to allow sufficient review by the Government.
- Crew members of a cargo/commercial aircraft or cargo ship arriving for work and expected to remain for less than 24 hours.
- Crew members of air ambulances, which includes any medical personnel on board.
- Persons offering to provide emergency aid in times of crisis.
- Persons who have written permission from the Chief Medical Officer.
- Persons who are in-transit at the airport, or for purposes of connecting flights.
Please note that there are no exemptions to the vaccination requirement for religious reasons.
For more information on the latest entry requirements please visit https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/turks-and-caicos-coronavirus-covid-19
** Please note all information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Grace Bay Resorts, its subsidiaries, and team members are not to be held liable for any changes to policies or procedures as required by the Turks & Caicos Government.