May 13, 2020
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to continue to observe the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s social distancing guidelines. 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 details on the government’s phased reopening plan please see: Details of Phased Re-Opening in Trinidad and Tobago The U.S. Embassy remains closed and only emergency American Citizen Services are being provided. For daily updates on the changing situation in Trinidad and Tobago and embassy services please refer to the Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
The embassy urges 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. Only the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain has the most up-to-date and correct information about embassy operations and services. 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.
At this time there are no repatriation flights scheduled 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. Please use the online Assistance Request form (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser) to provide your details. 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 and 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. For more information on the GOTT response please visit releases from the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health.
If you need emergency assistance contact the embassy by email at ACSPOS@state.gov or by telephone at 868-622-6371. Examples of emergency services include a report of death abroad, a U.S. citizen arrest, or a U.S. citizen victim of crime. Please do not come to the embassy without contacting us in advance.
The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain encourages 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 and for the CDC’s latest recommendations on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on state.govfor the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Find official IRS information about the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impact payments at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
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