Know Before You Go: Turks & Caicos Travel Info

While Turks and Caicos is generally easy to travel around, a few facts will help you get the most out of your trip. Here are some interesting, helpful facts about traveling to Providenciales:

Do you need a passport or a visa?

Americans, Canadians and EU members do not need a visa to enter Turks and Caicos, but a valid passport is required. A 90-day stay is allowed as long as you have a valid passport. If you want to extend your stay, it is possible to do so if you visit one of the immigration offices.

What language is spoken here?

In this British territory, the official language is English. However, there are also Spanish and Haitian Creole-speaking minorities. Travelers find the locals to be inviting and friendly towards visitors and speak easily understood English.

What is the local currency?

One of the most helpful things to know about traveling to Provo is that the US Dollar is used there. ATMs are easy to find, making shopping and other activities much easier for credit and debit card users. For the greatest convenience, any non-US currency should be exchanged before entering.

Electricity

Providenciales in Turks and Caicos uses 120V plugs, which allow American and Canadian users to plug in their devices easily. American-style adapter plugs are necessary for most devices from outside of North America.

Driving information

Another helpful travel tip to know for this region is that you’ll drive on the left side of the road. We promise its not that hard and you’ll get used to it very quick! Cars are readily available from several major car rental companies. Visitors with driver’s licenses printed in English do not require an International Driver’s Permit. You may also want to consider renting a bike, motor scooter or golf cart.

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