Travel to Turks and Caicos from Canada

An in-practice real-life look at the process of meeting the Turks and Caicos travel requirements

I’m headed back to Providenciales and had to negotiate the travel requirements in place right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who need more info or have concerns over the process, here is my journey through the travel requirements that are currently applicable to visitors to Turks and Caicos.

Trip Details

Lester B Pearson Airport, Toronto, Canada to Providenciales international Airport, Turks and Caicos on Saturday October 3rd, 2020.

There has been much discussion on social media with people concerned, postponing and even cancelling visits to TCI due to the travel restrictions and the stringent requirements in place to protect the Islands. Therefore, I started a little early to make sure that there were no issues that would prevent my travel over to Providenciales.

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TCI Assured – How to safely arrive in Turks and Caicos for your vacation.

Since our original blog post on the travel restrictions applicable to visitors to The Turks and Caicos Islands much has change and the situation has been updated to make the process clearer and assist potential visitors to understand the travel requirements.

The Turks and Caicos Tourism website now has the full TCI Assured program online. This portal allows visitors to the islands to clarify the travel requirements for arrival. The system allows visitors to upload the documents relating to the required COVID-19 PCR test results and information on the medical travel insurance policies needed. Both of these are required. Continue reading “TCI Assured – How to safely arrive in Turks and Caicos for your vacation.”

Travel Restrictions | Turks and Caicos Islands | COVID -19 Regulations

With the Turks and Caicos borders opening again on July 22nd 2020, many people wishing to take a Turks and Caicos vacation are wondering about the government regulations that apply to their travel and how it will affect their arrival and subsequent vacation.

The TCI government regulations dictate certain conditions for arriving visitors which follow a similar pattern to other Caribbean countries that have already opened borders. These regulations follow three main criteria. Continue reading “Travel Restrictions | Turks and Caicos Islands | COVID -19 Regulations”

Should I rent a private villa or stay in a hotel or resort?

Self-catering vs resort – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

When looking for a vacation, many people ask this question.Not so long ago the dilemma rarely arose as the private villa vacation was the reserve of the more affluent and the average traveler would gravitate to a hotel because it tended to be easier to arrange and less expensive. Nowadays however, this question has become the norm ever since the independent stay became more mainstream. This rise in popularity has been driven by the internet presence of third party booking portals such as AirBNB and VRBO Continue reading “Should I rent a private villa or stay in a hotel or resort?”

How will vacations be different after the COVID pandemic?

When will it be safe to travel?

The big question on everyone’s minds. To book or not to book? The answer is not as straight forward as we would hope of course, there are many factors to consider. It is not just a question of safety but also of practicality after spending months being hemmed in art home the travelers among us are itching to get away, but is it feasible? Continue reading “How will vacations be different after the COVID pandemic?”

Safe snorkeling in Turks and Caicos

Snorkeling is a great activity. It’s not only fun but also immensely interesting and educational. But we always want to ensure that we are safe when swimming.  There a many snorkeling venues in Providenciales. The most adventurous of these way of course is to take a dedicated boat trip that caters to snorkeling in the outlying areas and small cays around the main tourist base of Providenciales

In this post I just want to highlight to family travelers that there are several areas that are in easy reach and very safe for all ages. Here anyone can enjoy the delights of snorkeling in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The waters are wonderfully clear and the Islands are surrounded by beautiful white coral sand beaches and numerous coral reefs. Two such areas can be found right off the beach.

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