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Providenciales International Airport (Turks & Caicos Islands) - PLS



 
Providenciales International Airport (Turks & Caicos Islands) - PLS
Terminal    International Departures
Recommended Check-in Time 3 Hours

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Ticket Counter Hours 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Baggage Claim Phone Number 1-649-941-8843 (office)
Skycap/Curbside Skycap
Airport Map Click Here

 


**Travel advisory | Zika Virus reports**

last updated: July 30, 2016

Please be advised of reports of an outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus affecting parts of Latin America, the United States and the Caribbean, including Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic,  Ecuador, Florida, Haiti, Grenada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Texas and Turks and Caicos.

The risk of mosquito-borne transmission on aircraft is extremely low and customers traveling to affected areas should follow the recommendations provided by the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/Travel.

What is Zika?
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is spread to people through mosquito bites.

What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis.  The symptoms are usually mild and can last several days to a week. Many people infected with Zika will not develop symptoms or even realize they have been infected.

What is the treatment?
There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Travelers can protect themselves from contracting Zika by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in places with air conditioning or window and door screens.

Zika and Pregnancy
Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby and can cause serious birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes. The CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:

  • Pregnant women should not travel to any area with Zika, and women trying to get pregnant should talk to their doctors before traveling or before their male partners travel.
  • It is especially important that women who wish to delay or avoid pregnancy consistently use the most effective method of birth control that they are able to use. Those traveling to areas with Zika should take steps during and after they travel to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika.
  • Pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant should consult their doctor before using insect repellants.

Does Zika virus infection cause GBS?
We do not yet know if there is a connection between GBS and Zika virus infection. It is difficult to determine if any particular pathogen or germ “causes” Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The Brazil Ministry of Health has reported an increased number of people who have been infected with Zika virus who also have GBS. CDC is working with Brazil to study the possibility of a link between Zika and GBS.

Because the spread of Zika is ongoing, travelers should check the CDC travel website for the most up-to-date locations and recommendations: http://www.cdc.gov/Travel 


Cut-off time for checking in
  • Checked baggage may be accepted within six (6) hours of scheduled departure time based on the opening of the ticket counter on the same calendar day
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 40 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 60 minutes prior to departure on international flights 

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage.

  • If you're not checking bags, you must check in no later than 30 minutes* prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and 60 minutes for international flights
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time for domestic and international flights

*kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation

Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:

  • Online check in: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • JetBlue mobile app: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)
  • Kiosk/ticket counter: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)

Please check information specific to items such as sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments, etc. for guidelines about transporting them on JetBlue flights.


Address and phone number - PLS

PROVIDENCIALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - (PLS)

JetBlue
Airport Road Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands BWI

General Airport Phone: 1-649-946-4420


Baggage claim information - PLS

Baggage claim information

You may pick your bags up from baggage claim immediately after passing the Arrival Immigration area.

Making a baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office within four (4) hours after arrival.

The baggage service office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Providenciales Baggage Service Office telephone: 1-649-941-8843

Baggage claim follow-up

To follow-up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click here for hours of operation and contact information.


Boarding & deplaning options

Providenciales Airport does not have a jetbridge and all boarding is done via the airstairs.


Car rental companies

The following car rental agencies are located outside TCI Customs Hall:

Avis:   649-946-4705
Hertz:  649-941-5503


Check in & gate information

Ticket counter hours and location

The JetBlue ticket counter is next to the American Airlines ticket counter and next to Air Canada..

We recommend you arrive at the airport at least three (3) hours prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through security screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cutoff times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.

To get through security you will need to check in at the ticket counter and receive your boarding pass. Our flights depart out of Gate A.

Check-in requirements for international travel

Documents required for travel vary according to citizenship, residency, age (for minors), length of stay, purpose of visit, student status, etc. Please check for specific requirements for the country, or countries, you are visiting to make sure you have the correct documents.

Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements.

Boarding cut-off time

Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to departure.

Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.

Kiosk check in

If you have a confirmed reservation, feel free to use a kiosk machine to check in. You may check in using the kiosk no more than six hours prior to departure if you are checking baggage. Customers with no checked baggage may check in within 24 hours from their scheduled departure time. Kiosk check in is not available 30 minutes or less before departure.

You can retrieve your information and check in at a kiosk using one of the following methods:

  • Confirmation code
  • Emailed itinerary with the bar code
  • Credit card with your name on it
  • TrueBlue number or email address and password if you're a TrueBlue member

In order to validate your boarding pass, you'll need to present it along with your photo ID at the gate.

Skycap and curbside check in

We currently offer skycap service but do not have curbside check in at the Providenciales airport.


Check in & pick up info for unaccompanied minors

We recommend children 16 years of age and younger traveling alone or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian hold a notarized parental letter of consent. This letter should be from the parent authorizing travel and should be accompanied with a copy of the parent's photo identification. In the case of organized group travel, a letter is not necessary; it is assumed that the chaperone has obtained prior permission.

Click here for specific entry/exit and documentation requirements for minors based on origin and destination country.

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.

Drop off information

When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:

  • The parent/guardian has a signed copy of the UMNR form
  • The UMNR is onboard the aircraft 
  • The parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number are all documented on the minor's reservation.

In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor.

Pick up information

When picking up an unaccompanied minor, please proceed to the ticket counter. Please arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival.

The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government-issued photo ID.


Customer paging number

Providenciales Airport does not have an airport paging number.


Directions to PLS

From Leeward Highway, right turn on to Airport Road.

From Mellenium Highway, right turn on to Leeward Highway then turn right. Turn on to Airport Road.

From South Dock/Chalk Sound to Leeward Highway. Then, turn right on to Airport Road.


Flight durations

Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on jetblue.com.

Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.


Ground transportation

Earn TrueBlue points and enjoy exclusive savings when you book with Avis and Budget.

Traveling to/from the airport? Schedule a ride ahead of time with JetBlue Ground Transfers and your ride will be waiting. 


Mileage information

0.5 Miles to downtown area.

Area of Interest

Mileage
Grace Bay Beach 10 Miles
The Conch Farm 12 Miles
Casablanca Casino 10 Miles
The Hole 15 Miles


Other airlines

Airline

Phone Number
American Airlines 649-941-5200
US Airways 649-941-5837
Delta Airlines 649-941-5851
Air Canada
British Airways


Parking

Long-term and short-term lots are available adjacent to airport terminal building

Rates: $2.00/Hr or $10.00/Day

* All rates are subject to change without notice.


Traveling to Turks & Caicos with pets/service & emotional support animals

Turks an Caicos Pet Passport & Quarantine Information

All dogs and cats entering the Turks and Caicos Islands must be accompanied at the port of entry by an import permit issued by Animal Health Services. All the import requirements for an import permit MUST be complied with in full before your dog or cat is given permission to enter the country. Failure to do so will result in the animal being refused entry, held in holding and deported within 48 hours at the owner´s expense or be euthanised. There are no options for quarantine in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Domestic Pets - there are no restrictions on bringing domestic pets into the Turks and Caicos Islands from a rabies free country such as the United Kingdom.

Pets entering from countries with a low incidence of rabies such as the United States and Canada require additional documentation.

The pet must be micro chipped with an ISO 11784/11785 microchip.

The pet must be accompanied by an International Health Certificate, issued by the Veterinary Authority of the country of export (certified by the State USDA veterinarian).

You may NOT bring in to the Country certain breeds which consider dangerous.

Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, Any breed of Mastiff, Any Pit Bull including the American Staffordshire Terrier, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a mixed-breed dog which has any Pit Bull lineage. Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog or Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino,Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jondo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog, Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, any dog which appears to have been bred for fighting, and all non-domestic canine species and hybrids of such.


Special service information

For your convenience, regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request. Electric carts are not available in the concourse area.


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