If you are thinking about traveling to Turks and Caicos, you must do your research ahead of time. In addition to researching fun things to do, you now have to research if they have any travel restrictions or limitations. The Turks and Caicos Islands have opened up their destination to accept visitors. Before traveling to the islands, you must get Travel Authorization. In order for you to obtain this authorization to enter the islands, they are requiring all visitors to have travel insurance that covers COVID. Our Safe Travels plans meet or exceed the TCI requirements. Below are some frequently asked questions to help make buying insurance for your trip a bit easier.
Is travel insurance required to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Yes. ALL visitors must have travel insurance to enter Turks & Caicos. Trawick International is a TCI approved Travel Insurance Provider.
Will I receive proof of insurance?
Upon purchase, you will receive a summary of coverage showing COVID coverage requirements are met so you can travel to the islands. You will need to upload this summary to complete your Travel Authorization application.
How much does travel insurance cost?
To get a free instant online quote for your trip click on the get a quote button below. Travel insurance cost is based on your age, cost of the trip, length of trip, and other factors. You should include all non-refundable travel expenses so in the event your trip is canceled or interrupted, you will be able to recover the investment.
When should I buy travel insurance?
Travel Insurance protects you if for unforeseen events – for instance, you have to cancel your trip due to your sickness or injury, the death of a family member or if a natural disaster happens at your destination to name a few. Some plans offer coverage for pre-existing conditions when purchased within a specific number of days your initial trip deposit date. This Insurance must be purchased at least one day prior to your departure date. This coverage cannot be purchased on the day of departure.
Why do I need travel insurance to travel to Turks and Caicos?
Travel insurance is required for ALL travelers to obtain Travel Authorization to enter Turks & Caicos at this time. After purchasing Trawick Insurance, you can apply for Travel Authorization on the Turks and Caicos Tourism Website. https://turksandcaicostourism.com/
Turks and Caicos travel insurance policy information:
Benefits for this plan include Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Primary Emergency Medical Coverage, includes minimum coverage of $2,000 for potential accommodations/lodging expenses. COVID-19 MEDICAL EXPENSES are covered and treated the same as any other sickness. Meets Turks and Caicos Travel Insurance Requirements.
The Safe Travels Voyager plan offers an optional Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) benefit that provides reimbursement for 75% of the prepaid, non-refundable, forfeited payments you paid for your trip if you cancel your trip for any reason not otherwise covered by this policy. CFAR must be purchased with the initial policy and within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. CFAR is not available in all states.
All of our Safe Travels insurance policies include primary medical coverage and trip delay. Upon purchase, you will receive a visa letter as well as a certificate for you to upload to receive your travel authorization.
Does this plan cover mandatory COVID testing to reenter the USA?
Effective January 26, 2021, all travelers flying into the United States will need to show a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country. Airlines will be responsible for confirming the negative test results for all passengers before they board a flight to the United States. The cost of this mandatory test is not a covered benefit under any of our travel insurance plans. The plans do not have benefits for additional accommodations for travel to get the test. If someone doesn’t receive the test results in time, this would not be a covered travel delay/trip interruption benefit. In the event someone has a positive test, there could be coverage for travel delays for additional accommodations due to quarantine.
PLEASE NOTE: Guidelines may have changed since this was published. Before traveling, you should always check your destination's COVID-19 situation and travel requirements. Countries may have their own entry and exit requirements. Additionally, always check for travel advisories in the area to which you are traveling. Refer to https://www.cdc.gov/ and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date information and guidelines.