Summary

The Turks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation. The local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance. See Emergency assistance

Since Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, hotels and services in Providenciales and Grand Turk are back to normal and the other islands are also recovering. You should contact hotels or tour agents for full details about services available.

The hurricane season usually runs from June to November and further storms could affect the Caribbean this year. You should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities in the case of any further storms. See Natural disasters

UK health authorities have classified Turks and Caicos Islands as having a moderate risk of Zika virus transmission. No cases of Zika infection have been reported in Turks and Caicos Islands since January 2017. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the Turks and Caicos Islands, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.