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Turks and Caicos- Important Information

At a Glance

Capital 

Cockburn Town

Local Currency

United States Dollar

Local Time 

GMT – 4

Official Language

English 

Visa Information

Turks and Caicos Visa

Power

 The Turks and Caicos Islands uses 120v, 60Hz electricity and U.S. style power plugs. No adapters or converters are needed for American visitors. If you’re coming from a country outside of North America, or parts of South America and the Caribbean, you’ll need a plug adapter.

Local Weather

The Turks and Caicos Islands, located between the Dominican Republic and the Tropic of Cancer, have a tropical climate. It is hot all year round, with a muggy season from May to October and a relatively cool season from December to March. This archipelago is a bit arid in comparison to the other Caribbean islands. 

Tourism Website

Turks and Caicos Tourism Official Website

Visit Turks & Caicos Islands

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Turks and Caicos

Health Tips

Health Tips for Turks and Caicos

Hospitals

Cheshire Hall Medical Centre

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Little Angels Nanny Service

Turks and Caicos Babysitters

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

If you need a car seat, request it well in advance, be specific about what you need (rear-facing, booster, etc.), and confirm before departing. If you are a parent who really worries about having an appropriate seat, bring your own.

Driving

You will need a valid driver’s license to rent a car or drive in the Turks and Caicos. An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not required unless your license is in a language other than English.

Transportation Services

Taxis are a popular way of getting around the island and you should always confirm the fare before beginning your ride. To further explore the island, you can rent a car. For more information on transportation in Turks and Caicos, visit this link.

Local Airlines

interCaribbean

Caicos Express

Emergency Services

Police

649-338-5901/ 911

Fire Department

911

Ambulance

911

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

The guideline is approximately 15 percent for any food server or bartender. However, if you receive exceptional treatment, service workers appreciate receiving more than the standard, and some travelers also tip accordingly for poor service. Some restaurants also add a service charge so it is advisable to check your bill before tipping. 

Important Holidays

Turks and Caicos Public Holidays

Safety Issues

The Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean and overall crime is equatable with large North American cities such as New York or Miami.

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