April 8, 2020
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Event: U.S. citizens are advised to prepare to remain in Trinidad and Tobago until regular commercial flights are once again available. For daily updates on the situation in Trinidad and Tobago and our emergency services efforts please refer to the Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to observe the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s Stay at Home policy extended until April 30. These measures have been implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19 and U.S. citizens are advised to limit movement outside the home to authorized purposes and essential business only. For more details please see: Stay Home Order Extended until April 30 – Revised Hours for Stores; Restaurants Close
During this time, we ask all U.S. citizens to please pay attention only to authoritative sources of information, such as U.S. Embassy messages, the embassy website, and our official social media feeds (links below) for the most current and accurate information on embassy efforts to assist U.S. citizens and to provide them with updated local information. Unofficial social media platforms, word-of-mouth, well-meaning friends, and other forms of secondhand information are often unreliable, containing inaccurate information. Please encourage concerned friends and family to visit our website to confirm the validity of any information.
While we do not anticipate additional chartered repatriation flights from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, we will continue to collect details of U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are interested in returning to the U.S. We will continue to use the online Assistance Request form (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser). You do not need to complete the form again if you have already submitted it (one form per traveler). You can also send an email to PortofSpainUSCitizen@state.gov. We will contact you if a flight is arranged.
U.S. citizens experiencing symptoms, or who have reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 are advised for their own health to stay at home, please follow the guidance provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health and contact them at +1 (868) 627-1047; 1 (868) 623-8492; +1 (868) 627-0010; +1 (868) 627-0012; +1 (868) 627-0014, and follow their instructions. Government officials in Trinidad and Tobago have taken significant steps to mitigate risk and ensure the health care system will be available to those who require life saving measures. For more information on the GOTT response please visit releases from Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health.
If you need emergency assistance please contact us by email at ACSPOS@state.gov or by telephone at 868-622-6371. Please do not come to the embassy without contacting us in advance.
The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain asks all U.S. citizens in Trinidad and Tobago to complete the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/. STEP is a free service to help the U.S. Embassy contact American citizens in an emergency. When registering for STEP, please check your travel dates under account settings. The system will not send updates beyond your departure date. In order to keep receiving notifications, change the departure date to a future date.
For the most up to date information from the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain in real time, please also check the embassy’s Facebook Page, Instagram (@USinTT), and Twitter feed (@USinTT) and the embassy’s website.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Monitor local media outlets.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
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