Message for U.S. Citizens: Prepare to remain in T&T until regular commercial flights resume

April 1, 2020

Event:  The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Trinidad and Tobago. U.S. citizens who did not travel on the Wednesday April 1 charter flight to Miami 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.

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). We will contact you if a flight is arranged.

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.

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind you of the Stay at Home order in effect as of March 30, 2020. For more information on the public health ordinance please visit: Information on Government of Trinidad and Tobago Stay at Home Order/Public Health Ordinance

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. As of April 1, Trinidad and Tobago has 89 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 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.

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.
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 Ready.gov for a list of suggested supplies to have on hand.
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