Turks and Caicos Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Sep 01, 2004
This Travel Warning is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider the potential risk of travel to the Turks and Caicos at this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Frances . The Department of State has authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and eligible family members of U.S. Embassy personnel at the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas, which has consular jurisdiction over the Turks and Caicos.
U.S. citizens in areas likely to be impacted by Hurricane Frances who do not have access to adequate and safe shelter should consider departing until the storm has passed. If staying in the Turks and Caicos, U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Visitors to the Turks and Caicos should be familiar with their hotel or cruise ship evacuation plans, policies, or procedures.
Americans living or traveling in the Turks and Caicos are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov.
Updated information on travel in the Turks and Caicos may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or from overseas, 1-317-472-2328. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for the Turks and Caicos available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov or contact the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas at (242) 322-1181, after hours (242) 328-2206. Please also see the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement.