Home to the territorial capital, Grand Turk is a popular destination for tourists looking for a home base for exploring all of the Turks and Caicos. Even those who choose to stick to this island alone have plenty to see, including the supposed site of Christopher Columbus' discovery of land in the region. Tourists hoping to discover the beauty that Columbus did on his journey to the region will find that although they can sail just as he did, flying is a far faster mode of transportation.
The Cockburn Town on Grand Turk. It is one of just two international airports in the country, but at this time no flights from outside of the chain land here. In order to visit this destination, tourists will first fly to the in Providenciales then transfer to a flight with one of the smaller local airlines, or . It is also possible to hire a charter to make the trip, which takes 30 minutes.is located just a mile outside of the capital city of
Flying into the airport on Providenciales can be done from a number of locations around the world with major commercial airlines including, and . You can fly direct from New York, Miami, and Montreal among other locations, and also arrange for a connecting flight to these large cities as well as a few in the Caribbean when a flight is unavailable from the airport nearest your home town.
See below for scheduled air service from airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your favorite airport, a connecting flight from another airport may be an excellent option.
|Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands||PLS||Caicos Express Airways, Intercaribbean Airways|
|Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands||SLX||Caicos Express Airways|
|South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands||XSC||Intercaribbean Airways|
Entry requirements for Turks and Caicos are not unreasonable. Most visitors simply need a passport for their stay, although those visiting longer than 90 days, or from a number of countries in Eastern Central Europe will need a visa. Contact your local embassy if you are unsure about whether or not you need a visa. Canadian nationals can visit without a passport by flying directly from Canada, and presenting an original birth certificate and government issued photo ID card.
Flying to Grand Turk can be an adventure, what with the possible connection before landing on Providenciales and then island hopping to Grand Turk. Still, this remains the fastest and even most affordable option for most tourists planning on vacation here.
Be sure to look at this next table to find out how to get in touch with some of the regional air charter companies.
|(649) 941-5730||Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|(649) 331-3404||Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|(809) 200-0252||Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros||the Dominican Republic|
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