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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 06/15/21 

 

***  Effective January 26, 2021 all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information: 
COVID-19 Testing:

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email: consularpos@state.gov

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 
  • Has the government of Trinidad and Tobago approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Trinidad and Tobago for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Trinidad and Tobago? AstraZeneca and Sinopharm 
  • According to the Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health, Phase 1 of the vaccine is being administered to health care workers, people over 60 years and  people under 60 with non-communicable diseases. For more information, please visit: https://health.gov.tt/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/deployment-info
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
    • 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? Yes
  • 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
Movement Restrictions:
  • Is a curfew in place? Yes 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday to Sunday.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Yes, as of April 30, 2021 there are three daily flights on the air bridge, while the ferries on the sea bridge each operate a daily sailing at 25 percent capacity until July 4, 2021.
Quarantine Information: 
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? No. However, limited repatriation flights are available via Caribbean Airlines.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Yes, as of May 08, 2021 all public taxis are operating at 50 percent capacity until July 04, 2021. Please check the Public Health Regulations on the website of the Ministry of Health for more information.
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