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A pristine paradise made up of over 40 coral islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands are an incredible vacation destination. With clear oceans, countless snorkelling and diving sites, this place is a must-visit for every traveller. After being closed for several weeks due to the global pandemic, the island is finally reopening from July 22. By Upasana Singh
The Turks and Caicos Islands are planning to reopen borders and resume tourism from July 22 onwards, with safety measures in place. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands recently made the announcement and said that the specifics of new protocols related with reopening will be shared in the coming weeks. Issues such as stringent standards, training, and personal protective equipment will also be addressed. The Premier has been holding discussions to finalise the new procedures as the safety and well-being of the local population and international tourists remain the top priority.
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In an official release, Pamila Ewing, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said, “We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travellers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer.” She further added that every precaution is being taken to ensure that the Islands are safe to provide an exceptional experience to tourists. The need of the hour is to reboot the tourism sector and lay the foundation for short and long-term recovery.
Award-winning hotels, resorts, villas, restaurants, bars, and tour operators are preparing themselves to start bookings for upcoming trips. Flight services from within the United States, Canada, and Europe will also begin as soon as the islands are ready and prepped. Private jet terminals will reopen on July 22 in conjunction with the reopening of Providenciales International Airport. However, the Grand Turk Cruise Center will remain closed until August 31.
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Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Turks and Caicos Islands is the most coveted five-star luxury holiday destination. With nine main islands and uninhabited cays, the destination is inherently safe given its expansiveness and the outdoor environment wherein one can easily follow the social distancing norms.