Turks and Caicos Travel Tips
Passport and a return ticket are required for US and Canadian visitors. Visitors can stay up to 30 days and must posses a return or on going ticket.
A residence permit is required to reside on the Islands, obtainable from the Immigration Office in Grand Turk. Work and business permits are required to operate a business and are normally granted with possession of relevant skills or qualifications that are limited on the Islands.
Passengers are allowed one quart of liquor or two bottles of wine, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or eight ounces of tobacco duty free.
U.S. Dollars. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Travelers Checks are widely accepted on the Island and the banks will accept all forms of currency.
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm & 2pm-4:30pm. Banks Monday-Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Worldwide telephone access. Most resorts provide fax machines, telexes, and internet connections. Public phones operate by phone cards. Dial area code 649 then 7-digit number. Dial 118 for local and international directory assistance. Dial 911 for emergencies.
Grand Turk full service hospital. Extensive medical services on Providenciales. Health Clinics on all islands.
U.S. standard 120/240 Volts
Taxis are available at airports and hotels. Rental cars available with a valid driver's license. Driving is on the left. Scooters, bicycles and buggies may also be rented.
Most resorts boast bars and have a calendar of local events, bands and restaurant specials.
Provo offers top gourmet dining. Local specialties include conch, spiny lobster and fish. World cuisine such as Mexican, Italian and French also available.
Left at each person's discretion, 15% is custom for restaurant service.
Casual summer dresses for women and short sleeve shirts, casual pants or dress shorts for men for dining out.
What to bring:
Swimsuit, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, shorts, t-shirts, short sleeve shirts, casual pants, summer dresses, cardigan for evenings, walking shoes, sandals, beach towels.