As we prepare for the reopening of our borders on 22 July, 2020 the Ministry of Tourism wishes to draw to your attention the following protocols and procedures in preparation for the same.

  • Information related to pre travel requirements into the Turks and Caicos can be found on the Tourist Board’s website at turksandcaicostourism.com
  • A list of protocols for the country and the tourism sector in particular may be found under the guidance section (Page on coronavirus website).

Additionally, you would have been informed of the launch of both the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal as well as the TCI Assured Certification Program.

By way of background, the TCI Assured Certification Program has been designed and introduced as a symbol of compliance with all COVID-19 Health Protocols. The purpose is to give assurance to both visitors and residents alike that businesses are compliant with standards as set by the Environmental Health Department in collaboration with the TCI Tourist Board; and that workers are trained, protocols are in place and that they are being implemented.

Below are the official steps for attaining the TCI Assured certificate:

Steps for Public Transportation Operators (Taxis and Rental Services) to Become TCI Assured Certified:

  1. Contact the Department of Road Safety for required protocols and to schedule an inspection.

Steps for Accommodation Providers to Become TCI Assured Certified:

  1. Please review the Protocols for COVID–19 Mitigation for accommodation providers outlined by the Ministry of Health as follows:
    • Guidelines for Reopening of Hotels & Other Tourism Accommodations in Turks and Caicos Islands. Available by clicking here.
    • Protocols for Smaller hotels, Guests houses/Inns, Villa, Air B&B/Short-term Rental Management during COVID-19. Available by clicking here.
  2. Contact the Public Health Department to schedule an inspection of your property via 649-338-2143.
  3. Contact the Quality Assurance Department of the Tourist Board documents to obtain an accommodation license. The following documents are required:
    • Work permit of manager If non-Turks & Caicos Islander.
    • Current valid business license.
    • Copy of Contract/Agreement for servicing of fire equipment
    • Most recent copy of Hotel Accommodation tax receipt.
    • Copy of Operator or General Manager’s passport.
    • Copy of with summer/winter rates.
  4. Once you have passed the inspection and have been issued a valid accommodation license, your accommodation will be added to the list of approved operators on the Tourist Board’s website. You may collect your TCI Assured decal from the Ministry of Tourism in Grand Turk, the Tourist Board’s office in Providenciales or the DC’s offices in all other Sister Islands at an announced date and time.
  5. TCI Assured decals must be displayed prominently at your accommodation which symbolizes compliance with all COVID-19 Health Protocols.
  6. All businesses are required to display the TCI Assured Certification and all patrons to these businesses are required to comply with the protocols enforced.

Steps for Restaurants, Spas and Golf Course to Become TCI Assured Certified:

  1. Please review the Protocols for COVID–19 Mitigation for operators outlined by the Ministry of Health as follows:
    • For Restaurant guidelines click here.
    • For Spa guidelines click here.
    • For Golf Course guidelines click here.
  2. Contact the Public Health Department to schedule an inspection by calling 649-338-2143.
  3. Once you have passed the inspection you will be added to the list of approved operators on the Tourist Board’s website. You may collect your TCI Assured decal from the Ministry of Tourism in Grand Turk, the Tourist Board’s office in Providenciales or the DC’s offices in all other Sister Islands at an announced date and time.
  4. TCI Assured decals must be displayed prominently at your place of business which symbolizes compliance with all COVID-19 Health Protocols.
  5. All businesses are required to display the TCI Assured Certification and all patrons to these businesses are required to comply with the protocols enforced.