The Providenciales Airport in the Turks and Caicos will not reopen on June 1 as previously announced, and no definite new opening date has been given.

The new date is contingent upon the completion of upgrades to local hospitals, according to a statement from Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson.

The reopening of the Grand Turk Cruise Center, previously set for June 30, also has been scratched and no new date given.

An islandwide evening curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. has been in effect through May 25. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses are open.

Villas of Distinction, which had previously announced the company was taking bookings for Turks and Caicos properties beginning on June 1 to coincide with the airport reopening, is now taking bookings for 2021 "and proceeding with caution on 2020," according to Willie Fernandez, vice president and general manager.

"We want to ensure that our guests can travel," he said. "Once we have a date on a destination reopening, we will announce it and begin to take bookings for 2020."


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