Health Alert: State of Emergency in Trinidad and Tobago

Date: May 16, 2021

EventThe 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:

Assistance: 

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 
Email: ACSPOS@state.gov 
Website: tt.usembassy.gov