Turks and Caicos to Reopen Borders on July 22

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos // Photo by travnikovstudio/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Turks and Caicos plans to reopen borders and begin welcoming visitors starting on July 22, 2020. The specifics of new protocols associated with reopening will be shared in the coming weeks and will address stringent standards, trainings and personal protective equipment, among other necessary measures.  

“We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travelers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer,” said Pamela Ewing, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, in an official release. “In the meantime, we are taking every precaution to ensure the Islands are safe and to enhance the exceptional experience and care afforded by the destination and our world-class hospitality partners.  Our intention is to cautiously reboot the tourism sector, laying the foundation for short- and long-term recovery.”

With nine main islands and about 40 small islands and uninhabited cays, the plays into the increased concern for travel safety in this new paradigm of physical distancing. Further, the Turks and Caicos Islands’ airline partners have confirmed flight service will resume from within the United States, Canada and Europe as soon as the destination is ready. Private jet terminals will open on July 22, as well, in conjunction with the reopening of Providenciales International Airport.  

The Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until August 31, 2020 subject to guidance from relevant health authorities.

For more information and to stay informed on the reopening of the Turks and Caicos, visit www.turksandcaicostourism.com.

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