According to aceinland, the Turks and Caicos Islands is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean (North America). The Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of 40 islands that together form an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The largest islands of the Turks and Caicos are: North Caicos, South Caicos, East Caicos, and Middle Caicos. The capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands is Cockburn Town.
According to itypeauto, the Turks and Caicos Islands are known as a tropical destination with everything that goes with it. The coastline of the islands consists of wide white sandy beaches and clear blue water. There are many coral reefs around the islands, making it ideal for diving. The interior is flat and vast with low vegetation (mostly palm trees). The highest point is only 50 meters high. Tourism that is not yet massive, often arrives with cruise ships. The Turks and Caicos Islands are also known for its attractive tax system.
Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Travel information of Turks and Caicos Islands
Official name: Turks and Caicos Islands
Continent: North America
Area: 948 km²
Capital: Cockburn Town
Country code: TC, TCA
Population: 55,926 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: United Kingdom Overseas Territory
Highest point: 49 m (Blue Hills)
Distance (Amsterdam – Cockburn Town): 7,223 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours
Current Status: Attention, security risks in certain areas of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Current color code: Green and yellow.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Turks and Caicos Islands that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Turks and Caicos Islands, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the Turks and Caicos Islands. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on the Turks and Caicos Islands at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
The Turks and Caicos Islands have a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees all year round. The Turks and Caicos Islands are located in an area that is often hit by hurricanes.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March, April and December are the best months to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.
English is the official language in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In addition, there are some communities where Spanish is the official language.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A visa is not required if you are staying in the Turks and Caicos Islands for less than 30 days.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands (also for the Turks and Caicos Islands): ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In the Turks and Caicos Islands, the currency is the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on the Turks and Caicos Islands are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +40% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (55% more expensive), food (75% more expensive), imported beer in catering (57% more expensive), cigarettes (23% cheaper) and public transport (57% more expensive). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip in the Turks and Caicos Islands. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 15% is given.
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Summer time on the Turks and Caicos Islands differs from that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date, time zone and exceptions for the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and Route You must drive on the left
in the Turks and Caicos Islands. With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In the Turks and Caicos Islands you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found at Abyznewslinks.
Websites from the Turks and Caicos Islands end in.tc.
Turks and Caicos Islands official website: turksandcaicostourism.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Turks and Caicos Islands is 001649 or +1649.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Turks and Caicos Islands? Then use the Dutch country code 031.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from the Turks and Caicos Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Turks and Caicos Islands.
An overview of all holidays in the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on the Turks and Caicos Islands, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Turks and Caicos Islands can be found on Protected Planet.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Turks and Caicos Islands? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…The Turks and Caicos Islands are on the route that many tropical hurricanes follow?
…The water temperature around the Turks and Caicos Islands averages more than 25?
…The Turks and Caicos Islands are in the Atlantic Ocean?
…The Turks and Caicos Islands are visited annually by more than 200,000 tourists?