Health Alert – Turks and Caicos Islands

Health Alert TCI

Location:  Turks and Caicos Islands 

Event:    Flight Availability Update

In accordance with the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Emergency Powers regulations for COVID-19, all airports and seaports remain closed to incoming regional and international flights with visitors (both commercial and private) and seafaring vessels with visitors until July 22, 2020.  Presently, the following are excepted and permitted to enter TCI by international air travel: Turks and Caicos Islanders; legal permanent residents;  and Residence Permit holders married to Turks and Caicos Islanders; Residence Permit Certificate holders and Work Permit Holders.

The Emergency Powers regulations are available at https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/regulations

Flight Availability Update 

Commercial Flights:  JetBlue plans to run a limited number of flights from July 4 to July 22 from Providenciales to New York (JFK).  Please contact JetBlue directly.

 Charter Flights:  TCI’s Ministry of Health and Tourist Board are working with Provo Air Center and Blue Heron Aviation to facilitate departures from TCI.  For more information, contact: Provo Air Center: debby@provoaircenter.com or Blue Heron Aviation: concierge@blueheronfbo.com.

Provo Air Center is currently offering the following shared charter flights:

Outbound shared charter fight (Providenciales to Fort Lauderdale) – Thursday, July 2:  Providenciales to Fort Lauderdale – departs 8:30 a.m.; $1,412 per person.  Flights will run only if the minimum number of required passengers is met. Prices include taxes.  Bag limitations apply.  Some pets with valid paperwork accepted.  Please contact Provo Air Center at debby@provoaircenter.com to request more information.

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

Inbound shared charter (Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales) – Thursday, July 2:  Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales – departs at 3:00 p.m.; $678 per person, including taxes.  This flight is open to returning TCI citizens, legal permanent residents, and holders of Permanent Resident Certificates or Work Permits. This flight is not open to tourists, in accordance with the Emergency Powers regulations (see paragraph 1).  Please contact Provo Air Center at debby@provoaircenter.com to request more information.

The Department of State  Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 remains in effect.

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 suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

Actions to Take:     

·         Consult the CDC website for 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.gov for 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-19 for information on conditions in Turks and Caicos.

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on 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
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