On the Turks and Caicos Islands, bathing holidaymakers are primarily for water sports enthusiasts or nature lovers.
There is a fantastic flora and fauna to be discovered here, as well as in the water. There are some nature reserves and marine reserves here that are worth visiting.
Beach holidaymakers also come to the fantastic beaches and the deep blue sea at their expense.
Money in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Local currency: 1 US dollar equals 100 cents.
Currency abbreviation: US $, USD
Banknotes come in denominations of 1, 2 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 US dollars, while coins are in circulation with values of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and 1 US dollar.
Currency Exchange: local banks in Provo and Grand Turk exchange major currencies. outside of the main islands you should have enough US dollars in cash with you.
Credit Cards: common international credit cards are accepted on Provo and Grand Turk. You cannot pay with credit cards on smaller islands. Some banks give cash on credit cards (cash advance).
ATMs: in banks on Provo and Grand Turk islands, major credit cards are accepted.
Travelers checks are in the Provo and Grand Turk in most banks and upscale hotels, Shops and restaurants accepted.
Foreign exchange regulations: there are no restrictions, amounts of an equivalent value of 10,000 US dollars or more must be declared.
Bank opening times: Mon – Thu 8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and Fri 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Turks and Caicos Islands: Health and Diseases
Turks and Caicos Islands is vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitisA recommended. For a longer stay and backpacking trips, vaccination against hepatitis B and typhus is recommended.
A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is issued by traveler who are older than a year and who have been in a yellow fever infection area within the last 6 days upon entry.
There is currently no risk of malaria in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Most diarrheal diseases can be prevented with adequate drinking water and food hygiene.
Some basic rules
Milk should only be drunk pasteurized. Since the tap water can be drunk, outside the tourist areas it should be sterilized for safety. Outside of the vacation spots, the water is not always germ-free, before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, it should be boiled or otherwise sterilized. Grocery stores sell bottled drinking water (make sure that the original cap is not broken).
Mosquito-borne dengue virus infections occur in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is recommended to use mosquito nets and / or mosquito repellants to protect against insects.
Medical care on the Turks and Cicos Islands is limited. The largest hospital is the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Hospital on Grand Turks, a recommended private clinic with staff trained in Great Britain is Associated Medical. There is a clinic with limited medical care in Cockburn Town.
We strongly recommend taking out health insurance for travel abroad. This health insurance should also cover repatriation in the event of an emergency.
Nehemen when traveling to the Turks and Caicos Islands tailored to them first aid kit with and protect those traveling from high temperatures.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Turks and Caicos Islands: Important Addresses
Turks & Caicos Tourist Information Office: 66 Abbey Road,
Bush Hill, GB-Enfield / Middlesex EN1 2RQ
Telephone: 0044 181 350 1000, Fax: 0044 181 350 1011
The Tourist Office of the Turks and Caicos Islands in Great Britain is also responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board: Front Street,
PO Box 128, Grand Turk, BWI
Telephone: 946 2321, Fax: 946 2733
email: [email protected]
Honorary Consulate of Germany on the Turks and Caicos Islands: Titus H. de Boer, Honorary Consul,
Lucayan Realty Ltd., Queen’s Landing, Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telephone: (0069 342) 1522
email: [email protected]
Postal address: Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lucayan Realty Ltd., PO Box 264, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI
Germany does not have its own embassy on the Turks and Caicos Islands, the responsible embassy is in Kingston (see Jamaica – important addresses)
The British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands does not have its own diplomatic missions. The interests of the Turks and Caicos Islands are represented by the British embassies.
Switzerland and Austria have no diplomatic missions on the Turks and Caicos Islands. The embassy responsible for Switzerland is in London, the responsible representation for Austria is the consulate in Nassau (see Bahamas – important addresses).