|Typhoid & Polio
The only hospital is on Grand Turk. There are clinics on South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales and Salt Cay. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance.
 Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not occur. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays.  Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water is not always germ-free and should either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing your teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterilized water. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. eating pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.
Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, can occur nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.
Foreigners wishing to apply for a work or residency permit or to stay longer than 30 days in the Turks and Caicos Islands must undergo a medical examination and an HIV test in the country. Certificates you bring with you will not be accepted.
1 US dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: US$, USD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of US$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. (The $2 bill is extremely rare.) Coins come in denominations of $1, 50, 25, 10, 5, and 1 cent.
Major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are accepted almost everywhere (hotels, restaurants, shops, international car rental companies). Cash can be withdrawn with a credit card at some ATMs. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With a credit card and pin number, money can only be withdrawn from ATMs in large cities. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can only be used in major cities at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in Cockburn Town in the Turks and Caicos.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Thu 08.30-14.30, Fri 08.30-12.30 and 14.30-16.30.
Foreign exchange regulations
Foreign currencies of any kind are exchanged in banks and exchange offices. When traveling outside of the main island of Providenciales, you should stock up on enough cash, exchange facilities are difficult to find here.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$