Top Tips for Flying to the Turks & Caicos Islands

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The Turks & Caicos Islands are rapidly rising through the ranks as one of the more popular tropical destinations today. With 350 days of sunlight a year and some of the most stunning beaches in the world, it isn’t hard to see why. Still, these islands are covered with a thin veil of obscurity; in this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting TCI.

Are there direct flights to Turks & Caicos?

American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and Air Canada all offer direct flights to the Turks & Caicos Islands. The country’s main airport (PLS) is located on the island of Providenciales. You can expect to find direct flights from the following cities:

Montreal, QC

Toronto, ON

New York, NY

Charlotte, NC

Atlanta, GA

Fort Myers, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chicago, IL

Boston, MA

Dallas, TX

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What is the main airport in Turks & Caicos?

All international flights arrive at Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Other islands such as North, Middle, and South Caicos are better reached by ferry from Providenciales.

Do I need a passport to visit Turks & Caicos?

Canadian and US passport holders do not need a visa to visit Turks & Caicos for pleasure, provided their stay does not exceed 90 days. However, a valid passport will be required and you might have to provide proof of return travel at your point of entry.

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How long is the flight to TCI?

The average direct flight to PLS is around the 3 1/2 hour mark. A great deal of the US East Coast cities offer direct flights. If not, finding a connecting flight won’t be difficult from almost anywhere. 

What are the most popular destinations in TCI?

Providenciales represents 99% of all Turks & Caicos related online searches. Provo (as best known by the locals) is home to Grace Bay Beach and Long Bay Beach, and hosts the country’s international airport. Provo conveniently offers more options as far as things to do, restaurants and such compared to other surrounding islands.

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Do you need a car when visiting Turks & Caicos?

Renting a car is always recommended. You’ll find many things within walking distance (restaurants, shops, water activities) but on the other hand you’ll find it difficult to explore the island, fetch groceries, and move with ease. 

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