Trinidad and Tobago Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Trinidad and Tobago – updated 21 July 2021

Travel to Trinidad and Tobago

The government of Trinidad and Tobago reopened its international borders on 17 July 2021. Fully vaccinated travelers (those who have received two doses administered more than 14 days before arrival) who have had a negative PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival, and have proof of vaccination (WHO approved) will not be required to quarantine.

Unvaccinated arrivals (nationals and residents of Trinidad and Tobago only) must quarantine at a designated State Supervised Quarantine Facility for 14 days at their own expense.

Only returning nationals and residents are allowed to enter Trinidad and Tobago, and are subject to the following entry requirements:

  • From 15 November, nationals entering Trinidad and Tobago will be required to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival into the country
  • Upon arrival, nationals will be placed in state quarantine or state-supervised quarantine for 7 days. People will be tested on the 6th of their quarantine and released once they test negative.

What to expect in Trinidad and Tobago

For the latest information on COVID-19 measures, check Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Health Regulations.

Beaches, rivers and parks are now open. Domestic travel between the islands has resumed for essential travel only.

Wearing a face mask in public is still mandatory.

How safe is Trinidad and Tobago for travelers? Read our top 13 travel safety tips to find out about crime and potential travel dangers.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

7.3 magnitude earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago – 21 August 2018

Trinidad and Tobago has been rocked by the shock waves from an earthquake, with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reporting a 7.3 earthquake striking off the coast of Venezuela which resulted in damage to buildings and roads. There have been no reports and injuries or deaths.

Please check with authorities, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.

Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.

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  • Bianca McCartney said

    I would love to visit April 2021 for about 3 weeks. I would like to know the law now due to virus what is required of myself before booking tickets. Ie pager works medically records so on.


  • Merlin Oliver said

    I plan to travel to and from the US in three weeks. Are there any restrictions for returning to Trinidad?


    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Merlin,

      According to the IATA, airports in Trinidad and Tobago remain closed until at least 11 October.

      I have just updated this travel alert now - sorry that it was out of date.

      If you are a resident or national of T&T, approved flights may be operating. But you will need to contact your airline.

      If you are planning to travel for tourism purposes, contact your airline as they will give you information on the status of borders.

      As our travel alerts are based off official government advisories, we do not have any insights on when borders will open, we are just sharing updates when they become available.

      Amelia, World Nomads


      • Ace said

        closed until Oct.11, and then what? they're opening after that? or will they just keep pushing it to a further date. I hurd from a TT local that because of the rise in cases they werent planning on opening the borders until after January 2021. Is this true?


        • Amelia Brady said

          Hi Ace,

          I have been updating travel alerts since March, and from what I have seen, the government usually keeps pushing the dates back further. Some countries are beginning to open up in the region, however Trinidad and Tobago have not decided to do so just yet.

          The source I have referred to here is the IATA (where I got the 11 October date). The Trinidad and Tobago government website is another great resource.

          Some airlines may have different policies or information – I'd recommend contacting your airline if you had flights booked.

          Sorry I'm unable to give any further information.

          Amelia, World Nomads


  • Caressa Browne said

    If your child fathers lives in Trinidad and we’re from Canada . I’m I allowed to bring my child to visit him and the family any time soon ?


  • Jessica said

    I had planned to bring my mother and son to the US from Tobago for the holiday in December. I see flights available for purchase with Caribbean airlines. Is it safe to go ahead and buy a ticket?


  • Angie C. said

    My mom is 75 years old and wants to return to Trinidad to stay. Due to COVID-19 she couldn’t renew her expired passport. Can she still travel with it? And when will the boarders open?


  • Luqman Said said

    how can I Dubai to Trinidad and Tobago travel ?
    Hi my dear sir madam.
    I'm Luqman said form Pakistan now still in Dubai.
    Can your please full update me about visit to Trinidad and Tobago country form Dubai to there please let me know about specification ?

    Regards by.
    Luqman Said


  • Adewale Ayodeji said

    Good day ma/sir,
    My name is Adewale Ayodeji from Nigeria, I'm planning to travel to st.lucia for my holiday since August 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic that happened and affected some country,my invitation letter almost ready before we leant that Port of spain has been closed due to new outburst of covid-19, are they lift ban on airport redistriction or when are they going to open the airport.
    If there's another route I can be used from Nigeria to st.lucia pls share me useful information it's can help others.


  • Danielle said

    Can Canadians or any international traveller allowed to enter Trinidad as of Nov 2020?

    If so what are the restrictions? What are the protocols?

    If you are a national or have a Trinidad and Tobago passport, can you fly into the country? Just looking for any insight or clarity.


  • Gloris said

    Can you travel on dec7 2020 to port of spain , trinidad n tobago


  • David said

    Can you travel in the first week of December from America to Trinidad and after that to Suriname.


  • lorris morris said

    i am a Canadian citizen and Trinidadian by birth......What do i need to enter Trinidad to care for one of my brothers


  • Whynne Bideshi said

    What is the average cost of accomodation during quarantine?


    • Gloria Santana said

      Are we allow to Travel from U.S. To Trinidad on Jan 2021 doea anyone know


  • Crystal said

    Are there any family reunion visas available for spouses that are not Trinidadian citizens to visit the country?


  • John said

    Why cant the borders open at least 1 week every month with precautions and everyone would be happy but all they rather do is talk


  • Jason said

    Hi firstly just wanted to thank you so much for running this page and always having it updated, its what keeps me going throughout this pandemic. I wanted to know if you have any info on when work permit holders will be allowed to enter trinidad? Thanks again!!


  • Ellen Hall said

    Hi Jason, I don't have any info on that at the moment. I did find this email address where you can send Work Permit inquiries but I'm not sure how responsive they will be:
    If you have success, please let us know. And if any other readers have updated information, please share it.


  • Meriy said

    Hello, please I really wants to know when are you going to open the Airport for international flights. It is important. Thanks a lot!


  • Meh said

    How are the chances that borders open by May? >.>


  • Dev said

    When will the airport open up?


  • Brittney Bacchus said


    I resident of Toronto, Canada and I have property in Trinidad. Would I be able to quarantine there instead of the facilities they have provided?


  • Jason said

    Hi i have a missionary permit and i was working in trinidad before the pandemic, i havent been able to return for over a year now and i have no income or support whatsoever, can someone please give me info on how i can apply for exemption? I am a canadian citizen. The trinidad exemption website says worl permit holders but apparently missionaries permit is different. Someone please!! Help me i will be forever grateful


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