Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Explosion

The Embassy has received reports of an explosion near the NP gas station on Mucurapo Road, next to the Clean Brite Dry Cleaners. Preliminary reports are that Mucurapo Road will be closed.  All persons should avoid the area if at all possible due to expected heavy congestion.

We suggest that drivers consult WAZE or another mobile app for directions on alternate routes.

The American Citizens Services Unit recommends that you to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program athttps://step.state.gov/step/.  Once registered, as a U.S. citizen residing outside of the United States, you can:

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s Web site, where you will find the most current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Trinidad and Tobago.  For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s Web site.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1 888 407 4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1 202 501 4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain is located at 15 Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain.  Routine services are by appointment only.  To schedule your appointment, please visit trinidad.usembassy.gov, email acspos@state.govor call 868 622 6371.  U.S. citizens in Trinidad and Tobago who need emergency services should call theEmbassy at 868 622 6371 for assistance.