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Trinidad and Tobago

Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Trinidad and Tobago
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Trinidad and Tobago
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Laventille, Beetham
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Tobago

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

Entry remains prohibited for both nationals and foreign travellers. A limited amount of repatriation flights have been granted. A request for exemption must be made by filling out the form at https://services.mns.gov.tt/travelexemption
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
All travellers permitted to enter Trinidad and Tobago will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

B) Type of test and number of hours.
The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of their arrival.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
All travellers are required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.

B) Where must travellers quarantine?
The medical professional overseeing the quarantine process for each traveller will make a decision based on symptoms, severity of illness, etc. to assess whether the traveller can self-quarantine at home.

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine?
(Until further notice)
OutboundIndividuals seeking to depart the country need to obtain approval by filling out the form at https://services.mns.gov.tt/travelexemption
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticDomestic air and maritime traffic is operating with reduced schedules. Inter-island flights from Trinidad to Tobago have resumed with six flights operating daily at half capacity.
(Until further notice)
Public transport services including inter-island transport have returned to operations, but at a reduced capacity to mitigate COVID risks. Ferry services are currently operating at a reduced capacity.
(Until further notice)
The country has entered a lockdown where only essential businesses are allowed to operate. A daily curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00 Monday to Thursday and from 19.00 to 05.00 Friday to Sunday.
(Ends 30 August 2021)
Ferry services on the sea bridge are currently operating at a reduced capacity.
(Ends 4 July 2021)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Trinidad and Tobago

COVID-19 information for Trinidad and Tobago

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Opportunistic street crime is the main risk to travellers and is particularly prevalent in the capital city Port of Spain and in other urban areas. Travellers should adopt sensible security precautions and remain alert to their surroundings at all times to reduce the risk of exposure to crime. There have been reports of assaults and muggings in tourist areas. Crime hot spots on Trinidad include Port of Spain, San Fernando, the boroughs of Arima and Chaguanas, and the San Juan/Laventille and Diego Martin regional corporations.

Violent crime is also a concern, though most incidents occur in lower-income neighbourhoods, which business travellers are unlikely to visit. Incidents of more serious crime, including gang-related murders and kidnap-for-ransom, are increasing, though the overwhelming majority of victims are locals. Locally-based Islamic extremists frequently adopt threatening and inflammatory anti-Western rhetoric. However, they pose little real threat to foreign personnel.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Trinidad and Tobago
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Yellow feverTrinidad and Tobago is a country with a risk of
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Routine Vaccinations

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