Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas

Health Alert

Location:  Turks and Caicos Islands

Event:  April 3 Update:  Private Charter Flights to the United States

Private Charter Flights to the United States as of 1900 EDT on April 3

For U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States from the Turks and Caicos, some private charter companies have confirmed their ability to provide flights to the U.S.  We encourage you to contact charter companies directly with questions regarding availability and cost.

·Provo Air Center is seeking information on the number of U.S. citizens currently in Providenciales who would like to return to the U.S. (Ft. Lauderdale) via a shared charter flight.  If you would be interested in learning more about potential flights, please send your information to debby@provoaircenter.com.  Please include your contact information and the number of people in your party who would travel together.  Please note this flight would be for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents only.

  • Monarch Air Group: +1-954-359-0059, monarchairgroup.com
  • Presidential-Aviation:  +1-954-772-8622, presidential-aviation.com
  • Hop A Jet: +1-954–771-5779, charter@hopajet.com,hopajetworldwide.com
  • IBC Airways:  IBCairways.com
    •    Stratos Jets: +1-888-593-9066
    •    EvoJets:  +1-877-970-5387

The above list is not an endorsement. Additional operators not listed above may be available.

On March 20, the Ministry of Health announced travel restrictions which took effect on March 24.  Under these restrictions, all airports are closed to regional and international flights; all sea ports are closed to regional and international seafaring; and no visitors are permitted to enter or transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands through midnight on April 14, 2020 or until such date as the Governor may by notice specify.  These restrictions do not apply to (a) outgoing flights or outgoing ships; (b) cargo flights or cargo ships; (c) courier flights; (d) medevac flights; (e) technical stops (stops by aircraft to refuel and proceed onward to another destination); (f) emergency flights approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Airports Authority; or (g) a Turks and Caicos Islander or resident returning to the Islands.  A Turks and Caicos Islander or resident who, at as March 24 had travelled to the Turks and Caicos from another country, will be subjected to screening, passenger tracing and clinical examination at port of entry; and required to remain at home or such other place of quarantine as specified by the Chief Medical Officer for a period of fourteen days.

Available flights to the United States have the potential to cease at any moment and without notice due to a lack of passenger volume and due to the restrictions now in effect on incoming international flights.  Please check with your airline.  If you are a U.S. citizen in the Turks and Caicos Islands and you need to return to the United States, we urge you to leave now.   U.S. citizens who choose to remain in the Turks and Caicos should prepare to do so for an indefinite period of time.   

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Visit the local government COVID-19 webpage for updated information.  The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 hotline numbers are +1-649-333-0911 and +1-649-232-9444.

Effective March 16, U.S. Embassy Nassau has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

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