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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 12/02/20 

 

Country-Specific Information: 
  • There are 121 deaths and 6,704 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.
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? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Yes, as of October 10, 2020  there are six daily flights on the air bridge, while the ferries on the sea bridge each operate a daily sailing.
Quarantine Information: 
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
COVID-19 Testing:
  • 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.
Transportation Options:
  • 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:
Consular Operations:
  • Limited U.S. Passport renewals and notaries – please email acspos@state.gov for more information
  • Visa services offered on an emergency basis – please email consularpos@state.gov for more information
Local Resources: 

 

Flight from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on November 10, 2020 (5 November, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on October 27th, 2020 (22 October, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) on October 13th, 2020 (7 October, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to New York (JFK) on September 1st, 2020 (26 August, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) on August 25th, 2020 (20 August, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to New York (JFK) on August 18th, 2020 (13 August, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale on July 31st, 2020 (28 July, 2020)

Flight from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale on July 28th, 2020 (23 July, 2020)

Update: Friday July 17 Flight to New York fully booked (15 July, 2020)

Health Alert: Flight from Port of Spain to New York on July 17, 2020 (14 July, 2020)

Additional Planned Flights from POS to Puerto Rico and Florida on June 10 & 11. (7 June, 2020)

Additional Planned Flight from Port of Spain to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (U.S.A.) (30 May, 2020)

Planned Flight from Port of Spain to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (U.S.A.) (28 May, 2020)

Embassy Remains Closed; Guidance on Consular Issues (20 May, 2020)

Government of Trinidad and Tobago Citizenship and Residency Information Update (15 May, 2020)

U.S. Citizens Advised to Rely on Authoritative Sources of Information (14 May, 2020)

Details of Phased Re-Opening in Trinidad and Tobago (12 May, 2020)

Resource Guide for U.S. Citizens (7 May, 2020)

CDC adds COVID-19 Potential Symptoms (29 April, 2020)

Stay at Home Order Extended until May 15 (27 April, 2020)

Health Alert – Information on IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments (24 April, 2020)

Stay at Home Order Still in Effect – Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Remain Open; Restaurants Remain Closed (22 April, 2020)

Seats Available on Flight to Toronto, Canada (13 April, 2020)

Health Alert – Virtual Town Hall Video (9 April, 2020)

U.S. Citizens are advised to remain in T&T until regular commercial flights resume (9 April, 2020)

Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday April 8, 2020 (7 April, 2020)

Stay Home Order Extended until April 30 – Revised Hours for Stores; Restaurants Close (6 April, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Stay Home Order Remains in Effect (3 April, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Prepare to remain in Trinidad and Tobago until regular commercial flights resume (2 April, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Last chance to Book April 1, 2020 Charter Flight to Miami (31 March, 2020)

Seats still available on Charter Flight to U.S. (Miami) on Wednesday April 1 (30 March, 2020)

Information on Government of Trinidad and Tobago Stay at Home Order/Public Health Ordinance (29 March, 2020)

Information on U.S. Flight on Wednesday April 1, 2020 (29 March, 2020)

Special Flight Leaving Trinidad to the United States on Wednesday April 1, 2020 (28 March, 2020)

Assistance Request Form and Information on Extensions of Stay for Foreign Nationals (28 March, 2020)

Travel and Repatriation Assistance Request Online Form and Email address (26 March, 2020)

COVID-19: Travel and Repatriation Assistance Requests (25 March, 2020)

COVID-19: Closure of Trinidad and Tobago Borders midnight March 22, 2020 (21 March, 2020)

COVID-19: Airlines Reducing or Suspending Service from Trinidad and Tobago (19 March, 2020)

COVID-19: Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel (18 March, 2020)

COVID-19: Cancellation of routine U.S. citizen services and visa interviews starting March 17, 2020 (17 March, 2020)

COVID-19 Information (26 February, 2020)