The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Trinidad and Tobago on November 8, 2022. The Department advises travelers to reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to crime. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the following areas in Port of Spain: Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queens’ Park Savannah. After dark, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Port of Spain, Fort George overlook, and all beaches. Violence and shootings occur regularly in some areas of Port of Spain.
Violent crime, such as murder, robbery, assault, sexual assault, home invasion, and kidnapping, is common.
Gang activity, such as narcotics trafficking, is common. A significant portion of violent crime is gang-related.
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
If you decide to travel to Trinidad and Tobago:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Trinidad and Tobago.
- Use caution when walking or driving at night.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not display overt signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry.
- Be extra vigilant when visiting ATMs.
- Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.