350 days per year of sunshine; Tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry. June-October 29-32 C; November-May 27-29 C
English is the official language of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Electricity runs on 120/240 Volts/60 Cycles, compatible with North American appliances
The Turks and Caicos islands are in the Eastern Time zone with Daylight savings observed April - October.
Major credit cards are accepted as well as travelers' checks. Banks offer ATM's and cash advances on credit cards. On Providenciales there are also ATM's at the IGA supermarket and in the Ports of Call shopping centre in Grace Bay. Banks typically close at 3pm. The official currency is the US Dollar.
All visitors must hold a round trip ticket, Visitors are permitted 30 days, renewable one time only. Visitors from U.S.A. and Canada must now enter with a passport. Visitors from commonwealth countries require passports. Visas are necessary for visitors from non-commonwealth countries of the former Eastern Bloc. Please contact a British Consulate Office for visa applications. Check with your travel agent or airline for more details..
General practitioner and emergency care is available on Grand Turk and Providenciales. Other islands have community clinics. Health services available include: dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy, optometry, pharmacy, X-ray, ultrasound, home care, hospice, dietitian services, decompression chamber and air ambulance service.