Message for U.S. Citizens: New COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States

October 27, 2021

U.S. Embassy Port of Spain

Effective November 8, all air travelers with direct travel to the United States must attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status and undergo testing.

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR) age 18 or older must continue to provide a negative COVID-19 test within three calendar days of traveling or documentation of recovery in the previous 90 days.  Please see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on what constitutes full vaccination here.

Children traveling with their parents will follow the same testing requirements as their parents.

Unvaccinated U.S. citizens or LPRs aged two years or older will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within one calendar day of traveling or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days.  U.S. citizen or LPRs younger than two years of age will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of departure or documentation of recovery in the previous 90 days.

The CDC requires either a PCR test or an antigen test.  Antibody tests are not accepted.  See here for important details.

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