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

Health Alert TCI
All airports and seaports will remain closed to incoming regional and international flights (both commercial and private) and seafaring vessels until July 22, 2020

Location:  Turks and Caicos Islands         

Event:  June 2, 2020 Update   

On May 30, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) updated its Emergency Powers for COVID-19 to state that all airports and seaports will remain closed to regional and international flights (both commercial and private) and seafaring vessels until July 22, 2020The updated Emergency Powers regulations are available here: https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/regulations. 

 On May 22, Ministry of Health announced that the following are permitted to enter TCI by international air travel:  (1) Turks and Caicos Islanders;  (2) permanent residents who ordinarily reside in TCI for the majority of the year;  (3) Residence Permit holder who is married to a Turks and Caicos Islander.    

Commercial Flight Availability Update, as of 1300 EDT on June 2 

 No commercial flights are identified at this time. 

 Charter Flight Update, as of 1300 EDT on June 2 

 TCI’s Ministry of Health and Tourist Board are working with Provo Air Center and Blue Heron Aviation to facilitate departures for any non–residents, work permit holders, or temporary visitors, currently in the Islands who wish to depart.   For more information, contact: Provo Air Center: debby@provoaircenter.comor BlueHeron Aviation: concierge@blueheronfbo.com.    Provo Air Center is assessing interest in a shared charter flight to the United States.  Please contact Provo Air Center to request more information. 

 Additionally, some private charter companies have confirmed their ability to provide flights to the United StatesHop A Jet:  +1-954-771-5779; Presidential-Aviation:  +1-954-772-8622; Monarch Air Group: +1-954-359-0059IBC Airways:  +1-954-848-2370Stratos Jets: +1-888-593-9066EvoJets:  +1-877-970-5387.This list is not an endorsement. Additional operators not listed above may be available.      

The Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisoryfor COVID-19.   
 
Visit the local government COVID-19 webpagefor 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 suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our websitefor additional information.     
 
Actions to Take:     

Consult the CDC websitefor the most up-to-date information.      

For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.      

Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor the latest information.      

Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.      

Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Turks and Caicos.       

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.      

Assistance      

U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas      
#42 Queen Street, Nassau      
+1-242-322-1181       
ACSNassau@state.gov       
U.S. Embassy Nassau webpage        
 
For U.S. Citizens in an Emergency     
 
Call State Department – Consular Affairs at      
+1 888-407-4747 (when dialing from within the U.S.)      
+1 (202) 501-4444 (when dialing from overseas)      
 
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