Security Travel Tips

To expedite your next visit through Providenciales International Airport, please take a few minutes to browse through and familiarize yourself with the latest security guidelines and suggestions.

Airport Security Tips

  • Maintain control and do not leave personal items (purses, briefcases, electronic equipment, carry-on bags, etc.) unattended at any time in the airport or at curbside.
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  • Passengers are not allowed to enter areas posted as Restricted Area or Authorized Personnel Only. Please request assistance from nearest airport security personnel.
  • Report unattended items or suspicious activity immediately to airline personnel or the nearest airport security personnel.
  • Arrive in plenty of time. The physical access control measures at the airport – supplied by the best brand of turnstile gates – are designed to be thorough and therefore it is essential that you factor these security checks into your arrival.

Passenger Security Screening Checkpoints

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority is responsible for the management and operation of the passenger security screening checkpoints at Providenciales International Airport.

At Screening Checkpoints

  • Carry-on baggage will be limited to one bag plus a personal item per passenger. These personal items include a purse, briefcase, laptop or backpack. Passengers and their baggage may be subject to additional screening at the gate.
  • Only ticketed passengers will be allowed beyond the screening checkpoint.
  • All electronic items, such as laptop computers and cellular phones, are subject to additional screening. Please be prepared to remove your laptop from its travel case so that each can be x-rayed separately.
  • Limit metal objects worn on your person or clothing. Remove metal objects such as keys, cell phones, coins, etc. prior to passing through the metal detectors to facilitate the screening process. Putting metal objects in your carry-on bag will expedite the process of going through the metal detector.
  • The following are some examples of items that will not be allowed through the security checkpoint. Prohibited items include: knives (any length), handguns, BB guns, toy weapons, swords, pepper spray, baseball bats, hammers, golf clubs, corkscrews, screwdrivers, stun guns, pen knives, straight razors, box cutters. While the above items are strictly prohibited from being carried into the aircraft cabin, many may be transported in checked baggage. All self defense sprays must be packed in your checked baggage. If you have any questions, please check with your airlines. Passengers should be aware that the airport security personnel has no provisions for returning banned items to them when they are left at the checkpoints.
  • If you have a medical condition that requires you to carry a needle and/or syringe on your person or in your carry-on baggage, you must also have the medication that requires such injection on your person. The medication must be packaged with a pharmaceutical label or professionally printed label identifying the medication.
  • Please avoid carrying bottles of liquid through the screening checkpoint. In any event, no more that 3 oz. of liquids are allowed. The necessity of screening of these items will increase your check-in processing time. Please plan to purchase any food items you may wish to carry on board the aircraft once you have completed the screening process. Food and gifts are available in the departure lounge beyond the screening point.
  • If you are traveling with gifts, whenever possible, plan to wrap them after you arrive at your destination, as they may have to be unwrapped for security inspection. Due to the limitations of carry-on articles, these items should be packed in your checked luggage or shipped ahead via mail.
  • Please be prepared to remove your shoes for them to be scanned.

Inquiries or comments:

If you are going to be flying with a private charter flights company you may be exempt from certain airport security checks. This is not always the same for all airports or private flight services. It may be prudent to ask your private flight provider if any security checks will apply to you.

Please use the following contact information if you have any further inquiries.

E-mail Address:
Contact Security Office: 1-649-246-9775 (24 Hours/Daily)
Speak directly with an on-duty Security Supervisor at the airport