Travel Advice for Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Capital: Port of Spain

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 868
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 01
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Police - 999, Ambulance/Fire - 990
Tourist
Information
Tourism and Industry Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (TIDCO), P.O.Box. 222, 10 - 14 Phillip Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Tel: 624 2953 Fax 623 4056.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Visa required by all except: Nationals of EU countries for stays not exceeding 3 months. Nationals of Canada and the USA for stays not exceeding 3 months. Nationals of Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominica, French Guiana, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malawi; Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Pakistan, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia and Zimbabwe for stays not exceeding 3 months. Nationals of Venezuela arriving from Venezuela for stays not exceeding 14 days.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Other Health Risks: Rabies, Dengue Fever.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TT$) = 100 cents.
Exchange: Foreign currency can only be exchanged at authorised banks and some hotels. NOTE: The export of local currency is limited to the amount declared on arrival.
Both credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Any international currency is acceptable.
ATM availability: Over 100 locations.
Cost of
Living
Caters for all types of traveller whatever their budget.
Languages English. French, Spanish, Hindi and Chinese are also spoken.
Weather Tropical climate with cooling trade winds. Hottest June - Oct.
Electricity 115-220 volts Ac 60 Hz. Continental two pin plugs are standard although variations may occur.
Post Up to 2 weeks.
Transport SEA: A regular passenger service operates between Port of Spain and Tobago.
ROAD: The network of roads between major towns is good but traffic around Port of Spain can be difficult.
BUS: Services operate in most town, although they are cheap they can become crowded.
TAXI: Official Taxis can be identified by 'H' symbol. Some taxi fares are fixed rate but others aren't so it is advisable to find out the price before undertaking the journey.
CAR HIRE: Available from the city or hotels.
DOCUMENTATION: National driving licences are valid for 3 months.
NOTE: Travel documents stating date of entrance to Tobago should be carried when driving.
Special
Information
Attacks on travellers, especially in Trinidad around the Port of Spain have risen over recent years. Tobago the smaller of the two islands enjoys a relatively crime-free existence.