Entry Requirements

Effective since January 8, 2007 all US Citizens traveling by air to the Turks & Caicos Islands are required by the US Government to have a valid US passport. Cruise ship passengers have also had to meet this requirement since June 1, 2009. For more on US travel requirements visit www.travel.state.gov/travel

Visitors from Canada may enter the Turks and Caicos without a passport, if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Traveling (entry and departure) DIRECT from Canada into the Turks and Caicos
  2. Is carrying an original [or notarized copy] of their birth certificate
  3. Is carrying a valid government issued photo id

If the traveler does not meet all three of these requirements, they will be required to have a valid Canadian passport.

All visitors must hold a round trip ticket.
Visitors are granted entry for up to 90 days; this is renewable one time only.

Immigration Regulations state that a visitor’s passport must be valid during the dates they intend to be in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

Types of visas: Tourist, Business and Transit
Applications for a visa should be made to your nearest British Embassy or Consulate.

All citizens from the countries listed below DO NOT require a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. Countries not on the list require a visa and should consult their local British Embassy or Consulate for details.

Anguilla Cyprus Liechtenstein

Saint Lucia

Antigua and Barbuda Denmark Lithuania

Saint Vincent/The Grenadines

Argentina Dominica Luzembourg Saudi Arabia
Austria Ecuador Malta Seychelles
Australia Estonia Mexico Singapore

Falkland Islands

Monaco Slovakia


Finland Montserrat Slovenia


France Netherlands Solomon Islands
Bangladesh Germany

Netherlands Antilles (the former)

South Africa


New Zealand

South Korea

Bermuda Greece Norway Spain


Grenada Oman Surinam
British Virgin Islands Guyana

Pitcairn Islands

Bulgaria Hong Kong Poland Switzerland
Canada Hungary Portugal Taiwan
Cayman Islands Iceland Panama Trinidad & Tobago
Czech Republic Ireland Qatar United Arab Emirates
Chile Israel Romania United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
China Italy


United States
Costa Rica Japan

Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis

Vatican City
Croatia Latvia Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Venezuela

Nationals of countries and territories not specified above who are lawful residents of the UK, US or Canada, or who are holders of a valid visa permitting their travel to any of those three countries, or holders of a Permanent Resident Certificate for the Turks and Caicos Islands, may be granted entry the Turks and Caicos Islands without a Turks and Caicos Islands visa.

If you are based in the UK and require a visa the application should be made to the UK Passport Agency, Official Visa Section, 4th Floor, Globe House, 89 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PN. Tel: 0207 901 7542/2239

For luggage allowance, individual airlines should be contacted.

Duty free goods that may be brought into the country include: 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1.136 liters of spirits or wine and perfume for personal use.

There are no restrictions for travelers on the import of cameras, film or sports equipment; in order to bring in firearms of any type (including spear guns and Hawaiian slings), one must have written approval from the Commissioner of Police. Controlled drugs and pornography are illegal.

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