Joint Press Release
Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism respond to repatriation flight
The health and safety of all residents remain the number one priority of the Turks & Caicos Islands government.
Since the closure of the national and international borders, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism have worked collaboratively to facilitate the repatriation of TCI residents who wished to return home. Protocols have been established and are known by stakeholders in the relevant agencies, airlines and departments which all have a role to play in the entry of these flights.
This process has seen the successful and safe repatriation of hundreds of returning residents from the UK, USA, Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic including students, minors, police recruits and others.
The current situation is regrettable for the inconvenience caused to the returning residents who were affected. Unfortunately, all of the established protocols which have been implemented to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of all of residents desirous of returning to the TCI, as well as all residents currently in country, were not adhered to.
The government is committed to ensuring that these residents are able to return, having completed all of the necessary requirements at the earliest possible opportunity. Any inconvenience caused is regrettable.
All persons who are eligible to return to the TCI are reminded to register with the Tourist Board by emailing travel@turksandcaicostourism and must provide the following information.
- Your name
- Number of persons in your party
- Contact details
- Country of departure