COVID-19

Travel Update

 Book With Confidence! TC Villas Worry-Free Guarantee:

In the event that Providenciales Airport (PLS) is closed to travel or the Turks & Caicos government requires a mandatory quarantine on arrivals, we will issue 100% credit towards a future use (within 12 months) at the same villa, or a full refund minus a 5% fee -whichever you prefer.

 Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council

On October 20th the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is proud to announce that the destination has received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The stamp of approval denotes the Turks and Caicos Islands’ existing safety protocols align with the core requirements established by the WTTC, along with governments and health experts, which are designed to standardize safe travel.

 

USA/Canada Entry Requirements

As you may have read, the United States, Canada, and the UK have announced that they will require a negative COVID test for all international arrivals. Omnicare Medical Clinic offers convenient in villa testing for $60 per antigen test. If you travel with United Airlines, you can order a virtually-guided COVID test to take for your return flight back to the US –click here for more info. Tests are also available at Seven Stars Resort and the providers listed below:

(Offering Services Starting February 1st)
Unit 105/6, Cabot House
Graceway Plaza (Main IGA)
1-649-941-4527

Unit C101, Cabot House
Graceway IGA Plaza Leeward Highway
649 946 8380 / 232 8308
accudiagnostics@tciway.tc

Grace Bay
1-649-946-5050

5a Windward Rd
1-649-9464242

121 Blue Mountain Rd
Horizon House Unit B
1-649-4313262

Town Centre Mall
1-649-9464367

TC Villas is not affiliated with, nor do we guarantee availability/performance of any of these testing providers. We recommend that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

What happens if you test positive?

 

If you schedule in-villa rapid testing with Omnicare and you test positive, Omnicare will immediately give you another rapid test to confirm the 1st test was not a false positive. If the second test is positive, you will then be given a PCR test and asked to self-quarantine. 

It is our understanding that the commercial airlines will not let you board if you test positive. We understand that the mandatory travel insurance required to enter the Turks & Caicos may offer COVID-19 air ambulance coverage in certain conditions. We are not licensed insurance agents and there are strict regulations that prohibit us from discussing insurance coverage. You are encouraged to contact the insurance provider to have any questions answered including how air ambulance coverage works with the newly announced US testing regulations. You can reach Aura Assistance via contactinfo@auraassistance.com at +1 844 826 7946.

Where will I quarantine?
 

Wherever you wish. If no one is checking into your villa you are welcome to remain there at a 10% reduced rate. Otherwise, there are many Airbnb’s, hotels, etc on island. Note – the cost of accommodations may be covered by your travel insurance company, please contact them for details. 

 
If I test positive how will I get back into the USA?
 
In general, US and Canadian doctors will issue a letter indicating you are cleared for travel 10 days from the 1st day you exhibited symptoms or, if you are asymptomatic, 10 days from a positive test. In the Turks and Caicos, doctors will generally issue such a letter 14 days from the date of your positive PCR test. The letter is sufficient to comply with the current US entry requirements. NOTE –  If you have had covid within the past 90 days, the rapid test may show positive. A letter from your doctor or medical provider indicating that you have fully recovered from COVID and are cleared to travel is sufficient to comply with the current US requirements for entry.  If this applies to you, please ask for a letter from your doctor so there are no issues. If your doctor will not issue this letter (we have not heard of any doctor refusing to do so) you can request a Turks & Caicos doctor provide the letter. You will need proof that you have had COVID (dated PCR test for example) in order to obtain this letter.

Turks & Caicos Entry Requirements

Negative PCR COVID test: Guests will need a negative COVID test taken within 5 days of arrival. TCI Safe offers a great alternative through government endorsed testing with a turnaround of 48 hours. Alternatively, guests are welcomed to get tested on any local accredited lab. 

Medical Insurance: Guests will need to procure medical insurance to cover medevac and hospitalization. TCI Safe also offers government-endorsed insurance to cover the entry requirements. 

• Your TCI Assured documentation (testing & insurance) should be uploaded to the TCI Assured Portal. Bring your documentation in printed form too!

• Click here to watch our CEO go through the flight & arrival process.

• Click here to watch our CEO go through the TCI Assured process.

Island Update

• Most restaurants are open & operational. 

• Food delivery services, tour operators, and grocery stores are also open & operational.

• All businesses must close by 10pm and the use of a mask is mandatory in public spaces. Curfew will be in place until April 2nd, 2021.

• Each of our villas is TCI Assured.

• Click here to learn more about grocery & food delivery services.