Covid-19 Pre-Arrival Checklist

Dear Guests,

Thank you for choosing The Atrium Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are updated entry requirements into the Turks and Caicos Islands. Please see below a Pre-Arrival Checklist which can be used as a planning tool for your trip:

Documents/Items to obtain

REQUIRED DOCUMENTSTravelers under the age of 10Travelers aged 10-15Travelers aged 16 and over
Negative Covid-19 testN/A
Proof of vaccinationN/AN/A
Travel insurance which covers Covid-19
TCI Assured Travel Authorization
Summary: Required entry documents by age group

Negative Covid-19 Test

All incoming guests aged 10 and over must receive a negative Covid-19 test, within three (3) days of your scheduled arrival date. This applies to all incoming tourists, including those who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Source: Turks and Caicos Tourism

As per the Turks and Caicos Tourism website, accepted tests to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands are:

  • Professionally administered Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR)
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA)
  • RNA or molecular tests
  • Antigen tests completed via nasopharyngeal swab

The test must be conducted by a medical laboratory with either of the following credentials: Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP); registered by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA); ISO 15189 certification.

Please note that blood draw, antibody testing, and home-based test kits are not accepted for entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Information to be supplied:

  • Name, address, telephone number and email address of the laboratory at which the test was conducted
  • Indication of the laboratory’s credentials (CLIA, ISO 15189)
  • The date and time the test was conducted
  • Type of test conducted (must be one of the approved tests listed above)
  • Type of sample (for example, via nasopharyngeal swab)
  • The full names, date of birth, and address of the persons tested
  • Negative test result

Insurance

All incoming travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands must have valid travel insurance, which must include coverage for:

  • Covid-19 medical costs (including in-country medical treatment, cost of quarantine, full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, and prescriptions)
  • Air ambulance (Medevac)/repatriation

There are several major insurance brokerage firms which offer the required travel insurance. For example, AURA offers travel insurance. For more information, please visit their website by clicking the button below:

*Disclaimer: Please note that The Atrium Resort is not affiliated with AURA or any other travel insurance brokerage, and does not make any guarantees or warranties in terms of the services they advertise, offer and provide.

Vaccination Requirement for visitors aged 16+, effective September 1, 2021

The Turks and Caicos Islands has updated its entry requirements. Effective September 1, 2021; all visitors aged 16 and over must show proof of full vaccination for Covid-19.

Full vaccination refers to a person who has received:

  • The full dose of their vaccine; and
  • The final dose of their vaccine was administered at least 14 days prior to arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands

Accepted vaccinations include: Pfizer/Biotech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson. For the full list of accepted vaccines, please visit the TCI Assured portal/FAQ page.

Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the TCI Assured portal and includes the following:

  • Digital/e-certificates
  • Certification by Doctor or Government Entity
  • Vaccination cards/certificates accepted by national authorities (i.e. EU, US, UK, such as CDC, NHS)
  • A vaccination letter signed by a medical professional (physician or registered nurse) on official letterhead with contact details – doctors’ registration or license number should be included with details of the first and second dose (date, country and vaccine you received)
  • Authorized government entity or printed record from an electronic vaccination database

Tourists may be exempt from the vaccination entry requirement, if they are able to present clear proof from a doctor that they are medically exempt from taking the vaccine. Please note that all other entry requirements, including a negative Covid-19 test as per above, must still be met in order to apply for the TCI Assured travel authorization.

Complete health questionnaire and upload documents to the TCI Assured online portal

Once you have received your negative test results document, proof of vaccination (for persons aged 16 and over), and the required insurance, these documents must be uploaded electronically to the TCI Assured website in order to be granted entry to the Turks and Caicos Islands. You will also be required to complete a health questionnaire. Please click on the buttons below to access the TCI Assured portal and the FAQ page.

If all documents are in order, you will receive a TCI Assured travel authorization to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Please ensure you print two (2) copies of each document and bring them with you, as failure for a passenger to show the required documentation may result in the airline refusing to board them on the plane.

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