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Airports & Airlines

While there are two other nominally international airports in TCI, you will certainly come through Providenciales International Airport (PLS). From there you can fly to the UK, US, Canada, the Bahamas, Antigua, Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. To get to elsewhere in the region, you'll have to transit, most probably through Miami or possibly Fort Lauderdale.

Departure Tax

The departure tax of US$20 is included in the price of a ticket.

Land

It is not possible to travel here by land.

Sea

While there are no international ferry services between TCI and neighboring islands, it is possible to arrive by private or chartered boat, and on the cruise ships that call regularly at Grand Turk.

Private boaters must clear customs and immigration within 24 hours of arrival, and should arrange this by contacting their chosen port of entry before arrival. Ports of entry to TCI are the Blue Haven (leeward), Turtle Cove, South Side and Caicos marinas, plus Sapodilla Bay (all on Providenciales) and the government docks on South Caicos and Grand Turk.

If arranging clearance yourself, contact TCI Customs and Immigration (338-5493 in Provo; 946-1176 in Grand Turk; 946-3214 in South Caicos) and a customs officer will visit, between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday (extra charges apply on weekends and public holidays). Until pratique is granted, vessels must fly the yellow Q flag and only the captain may come ashore.

Clearance costs US$50 and a cruising permit (US$300, valid for 90 days) is required for stays of more than seven days.