The Turks and Caicos Islands plans to reopen borders and begin welcoming visitors starting on July 22, Premier Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson announced Friday.
Specifics regarding new protocols associated with reopening will be shared in the coming weeks.
“We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travelers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer,” said Pamela Ewing, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board. “Our intention is to cautiously reboot the tourism sector, laying the foundation for short- and long-term recovery.”
The Islands’ hotels and resorts, private villas, restaurants and bars, and tour operators are finalizing protocols and gearing up to accept bookings for upcoming trips to the destination, the tourist board said.
Additionally, 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, “subject to guidance from relevant health authorities.”