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

Location: Trinidad and Tobago

EventThe U.S. Embassy advises U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents in Trinidad and Tobago who wish to return to the United States that only a few hours remain to reserve a seat on a charter flight scheduled to depart Port of Spain for Miami on Wednesday, April 1 at noonTickets may be purchased by calling the booking agency directly at +1 (603) 929 9300 or by sending an e-mail to ClientServices@PJSGroup.com. Please note: as this is a charter flight, the cost of a ticket will be substantially higher than typical commercial fares.

We encourage anyone wishing to return to the United States to take advantage of this flight option.

This is the ONLY flight scheduled to depart to the United States at this time. The U.S. Embassy does not know when regularly scheduled commercial flights to the United States will resume. 

There are no quarantine measures in place at the initial port of entry at Miami International AirportTravelers will be able to continue their travel plans from Miami and may be asked to self quarantine for 14 days after reaching their final destination.  Please note that the embassy cannot arrange connecting flights in the United States.

For U.S. Citizens  and Legal Permanent Residents Departing Trinidad and Tobago on Charter Flight Tomorrow:

If you are traveling on the charter flight tomorrow, please arrive at the airport by 9:00 AM and bring your confirmation email.  U.S. Embassy personnel will be present at the airport for assistance.

Each traveler is authorized ONE checked bag, maximum weight 50 pounds and ONE carry-on only. There is no method for purchasing overweight or a second piece of luggage.

Travelers are reminded that you must have valid travel documents to board this flight. Please check that you have a valid U.S. passport or valid foreign passport and U.S. Legal Permanent Resident card (green card). If you need assistance with emergency documentation please contact the embassy immediately at PortofSpainUSCitizen@state.gov or call 622-6371.

Note that if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, coughing, sneezing or shortness of breath you will not be allowed to board the flight. Please do not come to the airport if you have any of these symptoms.  

For U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Remaining in Trinidad and Tobago:

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, contact the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health 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. As of March 30, Trinidad and Tobago has 82 confirmed cases. 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 assistance with an emergency please contact the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain 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.

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

·  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.

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