Ask a COVID-19 Question
Last updated: 02/18/21
*** Effective January 26, 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.
- There are 138 deaths and 7,663 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. Roll-back measures were announced on August 17. These measures were further revised on November 07, 2020 due to a decline in reported cases. 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.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Trinidad and Tobago? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Trinidad and Tobago approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
- 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.
- For COVID19 News and Updates, U.S. citizens should visit the Ministry of Health’s website
- Information from the CDC regarding 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
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? No
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Yes, as of October 24, 2020 all public taxis are operating at 75 percent capacity and maxi taxis at 65 percent capacity until further notice. Please check the Public Health Regulations on the website of the Ministry of National Security 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.