Alert: Issuance of T&T Polymer $100 notes

Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Event: $100 TT note currency conversion – U.S. government personnel are being advised to practice personal security awareness during this time while the country undergoes a currency conversion.

Actions to Take:

  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.

For more country guidance specifics, please go to travel.state.gov to view the Travel Advisory for Trinidad and Tobago.

Emergency Contacts:

Police: 999                                                  Fire: 990
Ambulance: 990 or 811                             Coast Guard: 634-4440
Anti-Crime Hotline: 555 or 800-TIPS      Kidnapping Hotline: 623-6793
Children’s Authority: 996 or 800-2014

The American Citizens Services Unit recommends that you to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at https://step.state.gov/step/.  Once registered, as a U.S. citizen residing outside of the United States, you can:

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1 888 407 4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1 202 501 4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Port of Spain
15 Queen’s Park West
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone + (868) 622-6371
Emergency + (868) 622-6371, then press 1.
Fax + (868) 822-5955
Email: acspos@state.gov
Website: tt.usembassy.gov