#TurksandCaicosIslands – October 1, 2020 – The Ministry of Tourism, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board and our friends in the private sector including TCHTA are following closely and with great interest the New York State decree that requires international travelers entering New York from Level 2 and 3 countries identified by the CDC to quarantine for 14 days Currently, the Turks and Caicos Islands are identified as a Level 3 country by the CDC
The East Coast, and in particular New York, is a major gateway for visitors to our destination In addition, the US market in 2019 accounted for 82% of air arrivals to the Turks and Caicos Islands
As a result, the Board of Tourism and the Department of Tourism have taken concrete action in response to the decision The Board of Tourism has contacted the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Tourism directly. works closely with the Ministry of Health to address the categorization of the Turks and Caicos Islands by the CDC as a Level 3 country
The Turks and Caicos Islands have made significant progress in their efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 This is evident given the decrease in positive COVID-19 cases reported in recent weeks Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has prioritized the health and well-being of our residents and visitors by introducing strict public health protocols that are proven to be effective Therefore, we will continue to engage our partners and work diligently to ensure that the Turks and Caicos Islands are not promptly subject to the Quarantine Order.
In closing, the Minister of Tourism, the Hon Ralph Higgs said: “Since the reopening of our borders on July 22, 2020, we have welcomed thousands of visitors, who have appreciated the warmth and hospitality of our islands and our people And while we are confident that we can continue to do so, I urge all residents and visitors to strictly adhere to the health protocols currently in place to combat this virus ”
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