Turks and Caicos welcomes first post-COVID-19 guests

Turks and Caicos welcomes first post-COVID-19 guests

On the first day flights resumption in Turks and Caicos Islands, two American Airlines flights and 18 private jets were welcomed into the country.

Turks and Caicos Islands’ Premier Honourable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and other government officials were on hand at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) to welcome guests for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic begun.

American Airlines flight 1279 carrying 77 passengers from Miami was the first to arrive around mid-day and was greeted by the customary water cannon salute given to a first flight at airports around the globe .

As part of the new modus operandi, all passengers, staff and welcoming party were all wearing the now mandatory face masks and practiced physical distancing.

Travelers to Turks and Caicos Islands for corporate reasons or tourism, must now provide a NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR result from a test that was taken within five days of arrival in the country. The Turks and Caicos government has setup a new online portal dubbed “TCI Assured” just for that purpose.

In preparation for the arrival of guests, resorts and businesses including Law Firms across the island had to be certified as having met public health standards for safety as part of the TCI Assured program.

Turks and Caicos gets its fair share of corporate flights to the country carrying property investors and others in the burgeoning real estate market.

In the coming days, more flights are expected as carriers ramp up their operations.