Turks and Caicos Drops Vaccine Requirement for Entry

by Khaila Gentle

Come Saturday, April 1, the Turks and Caicos Islands will be dropping all COVID-19 vaccine requirements, making travel to the popular Caribbean destination a whole lot easier. Back in April 2022, the group of islands had eased a number of visitor entry requirements. Those included pre-visit registration, and the requirement to register on the TCI Assured portal.

Since then, the archipelago has seen the return of most popular cultural and culinary events, including the weekly island Fish Fry.

“We are thrilled to announce this new development and to safely welcome visitors back to our beautiful island destination,” said Minister of Tourism Josephine Connolly. “Our top priority has always been the health and well-being of our residents and travelers. We are confident that we can continue to maintain a safe environment without these restrictions.”

Turks & Caicos: A Trending Caribbean Destination

According to Travel Pulse Magazine, the Turks and Caicos’ tourism industry has been steadily recovering from the global COVID pandemic. Roughly 430,000 tourist arrivals were recorded in 2021. This was achieved despite being one of the only remaining Caribbean countries with COVID-19 restrictions still in place.

Travelers looking forward to visiting the popular Caribbean destination can expect a number of memorable events, including:

  • The Caribbean House Evolution Boat Party: This three-day event highlights the Caribbean house music genre. Enjoy as dozens of boats of all sizes anchor near the beach for some good music and great vibes.
  • The Caribbean Food and Wine Festival: a multi-day event showcasing the best of dining and wine on the islands.
  • Maskanoo: a Boxing Day street festival that combines masquerades with the traditional Bahamian-style Junkanoo.

Featured Photo by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands

Source: TCI Sun Newspaper 

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