Official language is English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/14/2022 Commonwealth Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/28/2022 Folk Heroes Day

06/20/2022 Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday

01.08.2022 Emancipation Day

09/28/2022 National Youth Day

10/24/2022 international human rights day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into the Turks and Caicos Islands (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos; 1L spirits and 2L wine; 50 g perfume or 0.25 l eau de toilette.

Import regulations

Firearms may only be imported with special permission. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

drugs, pornographic products. Additional information is available from Turks and Caicos Islands Customs.

Contact addresses


The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British crown colony and are represented abroad by British embassies (see Great Britain for contact addresses).


Business etiquette

Informal, relaxed atmosphere also in business circles. Best time for business trips: April to October. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30.

Business contacts

Providenciales Chamber of CommercePO Box 361, ProvidencialesTel: 649 231 21 10. Internet:



International direct dialing. The communications network is operated by Cable & Wireless (WI) Ltd. operated. All calls are subject to a 10% tax. Public card phones are located on all islands.

Mobile phone

GSM 850. Cellular network operated by Cable & Wireless West Indies Ltd. (Turks & Caicos). Mobile phones can be rented on site.


Main providers: Cable & Wireless (Internet: or Internet access for the public is available from Internet kiosks located on the islands (e.g. at the airport) and at CompTCI and The Computer Guy offices. There is an internet café in Ports of Call.

Post office

The main post office is on Grand Turk. Branch offices are located on South Caicos, Salt Cay and Providenciales. Post office opening hours: Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30, Fri 08.00-16.00. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1. Airmail shipments take about 4 weeks to Europe.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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