Zika Virus Reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The United States Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added the Turks and Caicos Islands to its advisories regarding the Zika Virus.  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website.  To obtain CDC travel notices, call the CDCat 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas or visit the CDCwebsite.

We recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Turks and Caicos Islands enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.

For the latest Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution, visit the State Department’s website.  Before traveling abroad, read the Country Specific Information for your destination and use the Traveler’s Checklist to learn steps you can take for a safe and healthy trip.

Contact Information

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. In The Bahamas, the U.S. Embassy is located at 42 Queen Street in downtown Nassau, and can be reached at 242-322-1181.  The U.S. Consular Agency for Turks and Caicos is located at 2 Venture Ct, Grace Bay Suite 102E in Providenciales and can be reached at 649-946-5713.