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Last updated: 09/23/20
- There are 67 deaths and 4,046 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Effective midnight March 22, 2020 Trinidad and Tobago closed its borders. This measure was revised on May 09 and remains in effect until further notice.
- The Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced on August 15 there is community spread of COVID-19. As a result, effective August 17 new roll-back measures will be instituted. Please check the Office of the Prime Minister for the latest information.
- Effective April 06, per GOTT, all schools, places of learning were closed. The measure was revised on August 25 and schools and places of learning will operate virtually for the first school term, until further notice. Please check the Ministry of Education for the latest information.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?
- All borders are closed until further notice to both nationals and non-nationals. Exemption requests must be made to the Ministry of National Security.
- International and regional cargo vessels and flights will continue to be allowed in T&T. Protocols have been put in place to ensure no crew member is allowed to disembark.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Information regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists, please contact the Ministry of National Security
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes, as one of the roll-back measures instituted on August 15, Tobago’s air and sea bridge transportation became limited to essential persons only as of August 17 until further notice. Please check the Office of the Prime Minister for more information.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
- Persons who have recently travelled to Trinidad and Tobago from any country are required to self-quarantine for a period of fourteen (14) days. For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s quarantine web page and guidelines.
- COVID-19 community testing can be conducted in country at the following public health facilities
- Testing can also be conducted at approved private laboratories for a fee. For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health.
- Are commercial flights operating? No
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Yes, another roll-back measure instituted on August 15, all public taxis and maxis are to operate at 50 per cent capacity starting August 17, 2020 until further notice. Please check the Office of the Prime Minister for more information.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- From Monday 31st August, 2020, the wearing of masks in a public space will be mandatory
- Fines are currently applicable for non-compliance of offences outlined in:: The Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)] (No. 27) Regulations, 2020
- Limited U.S. Passport renewals and notaries – please email email@example.com for more information
- Visa services offered on an emergency basis – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Trinidad and Tobago’s Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Find official IRS information about the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impact payments at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.