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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.
- There are 686 deaths and 29,309 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Effective midnight March 22, 2020 Trinidad and Tobago closed its borders. On June 05, 2021 the government said it is revisiting the border closure and exemption arrangement with an aim to implement a new policy for travel within the next 4-6 weeks.
- The Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced on August 15, 2020 there is community spread of COVID-19. Roll-back measures were first announced on August 17, 2020. Effective May 15, 2021, government announced a State of Emergency and curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice, see the Emergency Powers Regulations. On June 05, 2021 government announced for the month of June starting June 06, curfew hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will be from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Please check the Ministry of Health for the latest regulation and guidelines.
- Effective April 06, 2020 per GOTT, all schools, places of learning were closed. The measure was revised on August 25, 2020 and schools and places of learning will operate virtually 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? 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
- 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
- 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. 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.
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
- Citizenship services – 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.
- U.S. Embassy Port of Spain – Current Alerts and Messages