Turks and Caicos exempt tourists from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

The Turks and Caicos Islands exempt tourists from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

The 40-island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination as an entry requirement, according to a recent decision by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Department of Health and Human Services. However, tourists are still strongly advised to get vaccinated against both COVID-19 and influenza before traveling. However, neither will be a requirement to enter the islands.

The government has published the latest updates on travel advice on its website.

“The Cabinet of Ministers, at its meeting on March 22, 2023, made the following decision regarding the Arrivals Rules: from April 1, 2023, all tourists traveling to the Turks and Caicos Islands will not be required to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19,” — Secretary of Health and Human Services Sean D. Malcolm said in a statement.

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement was one of the latest restrictions on travel to the islands. There is no need to wear masks here for a long time, and there are no restrictions on the capacity of tourist establishments and restaurants.

Turks and Caicos — a popular tourist destination and a major port for cruise ship passengers. According to government tourism data, 734,446 cruise passengers visited Turks and Caicos in 2022, up from 26,573 passengers who visited the islands in 2021.

Turks and Caicos — this is a collection of 40 different islands, covering an area of ​​​​95.8 square meters. km. Major islands visited by tourists include Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, and Salt Cay. The islands are home to popular resorts such as Turks and Caicos Beach, the Ritz Carlton Turks and Caicos, and Amanyara.

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