Date: May 16, 2021
Event: The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has implemented a state of emergency and curfew. These measures went into effect at midnight on May 15, 2021 and are designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. U.S. citizens are advised to limit movement outside their homes for only authorized purposes and essential business. The curfew fully restricts movement between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Grocery stores, pharmacies and essential businesses will remain open with limited hours. Due to social distancing requirements, a limited number of customers will be allowed to enter an essential business at any given time.
All appointments from Monday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 19 are cancelled. We will reschedule applicants for the following week. In response to the state of emergency, we will only offer emergency appointments for passport and visa services.
U.S. citizens abroad should register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP.state.gov) so they can receive important messages from their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, including timely Alerts and updates to Travel Advisories.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor daily COVID-19 updates available from Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health and the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Information.
- Monitor the CDC website for latest COVID-19 guidance.
- Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Click here for the State Department’s COVID FAQs Search Tool.
U.S. Embassy Port of Spain
15 Queen’s Park West
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone + (868) 622-6371
Emergency + (868) 622-6371, then press 1.
Fax + (868) 822-5955