The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board has emphasised that TCI tourism remains open for business. Except for one or two properties on Providenciales, all of airports, resorts, cruise port and auxiliary services across the country are providing the usual friendly and professional services that have become a trademark of Brand TCI.
However, in the light of the recent reports of multiple cases of gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) occurring in a few resorts in Providenciales, anyone with these conditions should adhere to the advice given by the Ministry of Health.
Local health officials, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, and the Tourist Board are working to rid the islands of this medical situation. Additionally, the Ministry of Health has secured assistance from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and the Pan American Health Organization to help remedy this situation.
“We would like to encourage the travel public to be guided by official statements issued by local government and tourism officials on this subject,” the board said in a statement on Saturday.
“The entire country remains appreciative of your patronage and understanding during this period and we wish to reassure you that the Turks and Caicos Islands is a safe and warm destination to visit,” the statement concluded.
We just spent a week at The Beaches Resort (May 26 thru June 1 and saw no evidence of any health problems as described. I had a head and chest cold, but was experiencing symptoms before arrival. I did not experience any gastro symptoms as described as being a result of the norovirus.