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Flying to Turks and Caicos Islands

David Camargo | - 07/08/2020
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Flying to Turks and Caicos Islands: Turks and Caicos Islands closed its borders to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The border closure will be lifted on July 22. In the meantime, operators should be aware of the following repatriation or emergency flight criteria.

Flight restrictions 

Foreigners are currently prohibited from entering the country. General aviation is currently not possible except for the following operations:

  • Repatriation flights for residents who have been stranded overseas

The following flights are being permitted with the appropriate approvals:

  • Medevac
  • Humanitarian
  • Cargo
  • Tech stops (for fuel only)

No overnight flights are permitted at this time.

Permits

  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing permit
  • Private flights don’t require landing permits
  • Standard documentation required

Immigration

  • Only Island residents are being permitted entry
  • A curfew is in place between 2200 LT and 0500 LT
  • Facemasks are required until December 31

Health screening 

Returning residents:

  • Must complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arrival in the islands
  • Will be placed under quarantine for 14 days and will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Will be required to sign a quarantine order and other forms

International flights

All international flights arrive at Providenciales International Airport (MBPV).

MBPV is currently operating with restrictions and is open from 0700 to 1900 LT. The following services are currently available:

  • Fuel (available 0700-1900 LT)
  • CIQ (available 0830-1630 LT)
  • Catering
  • Security

Domestic flights

Only emergency flight operations are permitted at this time.

Conditions and restrictions are very fluid and may change at any time. Should you need to make a fuel stop or conduct a repatriation flight, please contact the UAS Operations Team to see if a proposed operation may be feasible.

For support with your flight operations to Turks and Caicos, contact UAS

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