Turks & Caicos premier, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson announced that the islands plan to reopen its borders and begin welcoming visitors beginning July 22, 2020.
The specifics of new protocols associated with reopening will be shared in the coming weeks and will address stringent standards, trainings, and personal protective equipment, among other necessary measures.
The safety and wellbeing of the local population and international guests remains top priority for the Turks and Caicos Islands. As such, the Premier has been vigilant regarding the continued containment of COVID-19 and finalizing new procedures.
Pamela Ewing, director of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, commented: “We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travelers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer.”
Ewing continued: “In the meantime, we are taking every precaution to ensure the Islands are safe and to enhance the exceptional experience and care afforded by the destination and our world-class hospitality partners. Our intention is to cautiously reboot the tourism sector, laying the foundation for short- and long-term recovery.”
The Turks and Caicos Islands’ airline partners have confirmed flight service will resume from within the United States, Canada, and Europe as soon as the destination is ready.
Private jet terminals will open on July 22 as well in conjunction with the reopening of Providenciales International Airport.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until Aug. 31, 2020 subject to guidance from relevant health authorities.
Go to www.turksandcaicostourism.com for more.