Caribbean Tourism

Some useful information of Turks & Caicos Islands

Tourist Offices

Canada Office
Rosemarie Wilson
Sales & Marketing Executive
Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board
175 Bloor Street East
Suite 307, South Tower
Box 22, Toronto, ON
M4W 3R8
Tel: 416-642-9771 / 9772 / 9773
Fax: 416-642-9774
Toll Free: 866-413-8875
Cell: 416-819-4319
Email: rwil...@allstream.net
Web: www.turksandcaicostourism.com
London Office
Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
42 Westminster Palace Gardens
1 – 7 Artillery Row
London SW1P 1RR
Tel: 020-7222-9024
Fax: 020-7222-9025
Email: j.sh...@tcilondon.org.uk
New York Office
Earl Higgs, Manager
Suite 2817
The Lincoln Building
60 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10165
Telephone: 646-375-8830
Fax: 646-375-8835
Email: ehi...@tcigny.com
Miami Office
David Fenimore
Phone: 786.290.6199
Fax: 305.671.3253
Email: TCIt...@cs.com
Providenciales Office
Stubbs Diamond Plaza
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Telephone: 649-946-4970
Fax: 649-941-5494
Email: pro...@turksandcaicostourism.com
Grand Turk Office
Front Street
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
P.O Box 128
Telephone: 649-946-2321
Fax: 649-946-2733
Email: gran...@turksandcaicostourism.com

Sales Aids Available

Hotel brochures. General brochures. Posters and maps.


Customs Formalities

Visitors may bring in duty free for their own use one carton of cigarettes or cigars, one bottle of liquor or wine and some perfume. The importation of all firearms, including those charged with compressed air, without prior approval in writing from the Commissioner of Police, is strictly forbidden. Spear guns, Hawaiian slings, controlled drugs and pornography are also illegal.
Returning residents may bring in $200 worth of merchandise per person duty free. A duty of 10% to 30% is charged on most imported goods and forms the major source of government revenue.

Transportation

A valid driver's license from a visitor's normal place of residence is suitable when renting vehicles. A government tax of U.S. $10 is levied on all hired cars and U.S. $5 on motor scooter rentals. (Insurance is extra.) Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Taxis are abundant throughout the Islands. Bicycle rentals are also available.

Telecommunications

Cable & Wireless Ltd. operates state-of-the-art domestic and international telecommunications services on a totally digital network. Worldwide direct dialing, call forwarding/waiting, telex, facsimile, toll-free 1-800, cellular and Internet services are available. Phone cards are required in phone booths.

Electricity

120/240 volts, 60 Hz, suitable for all U.S. appliances.

Courier Service

Delivery service is provided by FedEx, with offices on Providenciales and Grand Turk. Service is also provided by DHL. UPS services are limited to incoming-only package delivery.

Departure Tax

U.S. $15. No departure tax is levied on children under 12 years of age.

Marriage

Must be present in the Turks & Caicos Islands for at least forty-eight hours prior to making this application. Must have parents' consent if under the age of 21. Proof of divorce or death certificate if applicable. License fee $50.00. If you require any further details, please contact: The Registrar's Office, Front St, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. Tel: 649-946-2800. Fax: 649-946-2821.

Medical Facilities

Hospital. 24 hour casualty department. Air ambulance. Diving decompression chamber. Doctor on call at hotels. Pharmaceutical services.

Religion/Churches

Anglican. Baptist. Brethren. Catholic. Church of God. Church Of God Of Prophecy. Jehovah's Witnesses. Methodist. Seventh Day Adventist.

What do I need to get there?

Got Everything?

We recommend that if you are traveling to the Turks & Caicos Islands that you make sure you have everything that you need. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bathing suit are a must, shorts and T-shirts seem to be islands uniform, for golfers you’ll need a collared shirt, and for that romantic evening at one of the 5-star restaurants, semi-casual attire is usually adequate.

Toiletries?

If you are staying in a hotel, do not worry about beach towels most hotels offer clean towels everyday provided you bring them back. Bring your favorite shampoo, conditioner, shaving products, and bathroom necessities. There are several convenient and grocery store but brands are limited.

Medical Needs?

If you are taking any medication, or require any medical assistance, please contact your doctor to make sure that your travels to the Turks & Caicos will be enjoyable. The island of Providenciales has a full pharmacy and very qualified medical staff that can assist if their are ever any problems. There is also a decompression chamber available for divers. Grand Turk also has a full service hospital and pharmacy available. In case of any major medical emergency, there is a helicopter available for a short ride to nearby hospitals and to Miami.

Customs and Immigration?

Visitors from North America may enter with a passport or a birth certificate and ID bearing a photograph. A valid onward or return ticket is also a prerequisite.

Departure Tax?

Don't forget that to leave the islands, you are required to pay a $15 dollar departure tax for each person boarding the plane including children.


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