If you're planning a visit to Trinidad and Tobago, here are some things you might want to consider:
Carnival: Trinidad and Tobago is known for its lively Carnival celebrations, which take place in February or March. If you're a fan of music, dance, and colorful costumes, Carnival is an experience not to be missed.
Beaches: Trinidad and Tobago has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Popular options include Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago.
Wildlife: Trinidad and Tobago is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, monkeys, and sea turtles. You can visit the Caroni Bird Sanctuary in Trinidad to see flocks of scarlet ibis, or head to Tobago to spot leatherback turtles nesting on the beach.
Food: Trinidad and Tobago has a rich culinary culture, influenced by African, Indian, and European traditions. Some must-try dishes include roti, doubles, and bake and shark.
Culture: Trinidad and Tobago is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Africa, India, Europe, and the Caribbean. You can explore the country's history and culture at museums like the National Museum and Art Galleries in Port of Spain.
Eco-Tourism: Trinidad and Tobago is known for its great forestry, waterfalls and hiking trails. Nearby trails are the Pines atop the Chancellor Hill, Bamboo Cathedral and Tracking Station in Chaguaramas. Guided tours can be arranged.
Waterfalls: Avocat Falls, 3 Pools, Angel Falls, Turure Water Steps, Rio Seco, Covigne Gorge.
Popular beaches: North coast beaches, Yarra Beach, 100 Steps Beach, Las Cuevas.
Overall, Trinidad and Tobago offers a unique blend of culture, natural beauty, and adventure, making it a great destination for any traveler.
Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost island of the West Indian Islands. It lies between 10° and 11° north of the Equator. Tobago, the smaller of the islands, lies 21 miles off the northeast of Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago’s prime industry is the energy sector. The prime language is English.
Climate: Trinidad and Tobago holds a tropical climate with constant exposure to the northeast trade winds. There are two seasons in Trinbago which are ‘dry’ season and ‘rainy’ season. Trinbago 2023 will take place during the considered rainy season. Though highly unusual due to its location being south of the hurricane track, storms have occurred in Trinidad and Tobago before.
Time Zone: Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT)
|Location||GMT/UTC Time Difference||Time Difference from T&T|
|London, UK||GMT/UTC -4 hours||4 hours ahead|
|Sydney, Australia||GMT/UTC +11 hours||15 hours ahead|
|Toronto, Canada||GMT/UTC -5 hours||1 hour behind|
|Delhi, India||GMT/UTC +5.30 hours||9.30 hours ahead|
|Singapore||GMT/UTC +8 hours||12 hours ahead|
Currency: The local currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD).
|Currency||Exchange Rate with TT$ (as at 5 Feb 2022)|
|Pound Sterling £||1 / 8.18|
|Australian Dollar AUS$||1 / 4.72|
|Canadian Dollar CAN$||1 / 5.07|
|India Rupee INR||1 / 0.083|
|Singapore Dollar||1 / 5.13|
ATM: There are ATMs available throughout Trinidad and Tobago. These ATMs dispense only TTD. Credit cards are accepted in most established places of business and contactless payment is widely accepted.
Place of Worship: Trinidad and Tobago is culturally diverse country of various faiths and religions. The largest denomination being Christianity.
From quality hotels to quaint bed and breakfast inns; to themed boutique hotels; to eco-lodges nestled in the midst of our famous rain forests, Trinidad and Tobago has the accommodation to meet your specific preference. Relax in fine luxury or be at peace in the rustic outdoors, or mix it up with a little of each! Visit Destination Trinidad &Tobago to find out more.
Entry Visa/Permits: The majority of visitors do not require a visa to enter Trinidad and Tobago as long as the visitor has a passport valid for the next six months, sufficient funds and a return or onward airline ticket. If the return airline ticket is to another destination, the visitor must hold a valid visa for that destination.
Passport holders from the following countries will require a visa to enter Trinidad and Tobago:
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
Drinking water: Visitors are advised to consume bottled water. Bottled water is available for purchase at local shops and grocery stores.
Accommodation: There is an abundance of accommodation on both Islands.
Visit: https://www.destinationtnt.com/ to find out more.
Sun exposure: We strongly advise using sunscreen of at least SPF 50+
Driving: In Trinidad and Tobago: Cars drive on the left hand side of the road in Trinidad and Tobago All drivers and front seat passengers must wear a seatbelt.
Pedestrians: Pedestrians should cross at crosswalks and utilise walkovers. Jay walking is not illegal but care is recommended pedestrians are choosing to cross the road in non designated places.
Telephone Calls: The Trinidad and Tobago country code is 868. To call Trinidad and Tobago internationally, dial 1-868.
Connectivity and Mobile data: Wi-Fi is readily available across the islands in most public locations. In addition, since 2020 the Government has provide free Wi-Fi access to the public called TT Wi-Fi
Local sim cards are available for purchase at Digicel and Bmobile service provider outlets.
|Time||Data||Price excl. tax|
|14 days||10 GB||TT$ 210.00|
|30 days||10 GB||TT$ 225.00|
|30 days||Unlimited||TT$ 350.00|
Power: The standard voltage is 115v and the standard frequency is 60Hz. See the image
Adapters are available for purchase in local stores but it is recommended you have in your possession an adapter upon your arrival at Trinidad and Tobago.
Emergency Contact Numbers:
- POLICE - 999
- FIRE - 990
- AMBULANCE – 811
Vaccinations: The Ministry of Health advised that a negative Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test will no longer be required for entry into Trinidad and Tobago. Regardless of the point of embarkation or travel history, arriving passengers will no longer be asked nor be required to present evidence of a Covid-19 test.
Any changes to such requirements will be immediately updated here on the website.
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is only required for travellers one year of age and older coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever, or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission.
Trinidad: Piarco International Airport is the main port of entry into Trinidad by air travel.
Services to and from the airport to the capital Port of Spain, 27 km away include rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and buses, available in front of the airport terminal building.
The daily bus service that operates from Piarco International Airport to Port of Spain costs TT$4.00 one way
Tobago: ANR Robinson International Airport non the island of Tobago is located 11 km / 6.8 miles from the capital city of Scarborough. Transportation services from the Terminal to the city are accessible via taxis and buses.
There is a daily bus service that operates from ANR Robinson International Airport to Scarborough. At a cost of $2.00 one way,
Restricted and Prohibited Goods: The following items are either restricted or prohibitive please take note before entering Trinidad and Tobago as a visitor
- Meat, provisions, fruits and vegetables, and any items intended for human food, which are unfit for human consumption.
- Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings, or any other indecent or obscene article.
- Underwater gun being any manufacture or device other than the device known as an Hawaiian Sling whereby a missile may be discharged under water.
- Any article which bears a design in the imitation of any currency or bank note or coin in current use in Trinidad and Tobago or elsewhere.
- Copies of works in respect of which the owner has given notice to the Comptroller under Section 22 of The Copyright Act.
- All goods, the importation of which is restricted under the provisions of any law for the time being in force in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Firecrackers and impact flash facilities save those, which in the opinion of the Comptroller are not dangerous.
- Firearms, fireworks, unless special authorisation by the Commissioner of Police.
- Camouflage Items: It is considered an offence under the Trinidad and Tobago Customs Act Chapter 78:01 to import, knowingly have in your possession or sell camouflage items of all colours. The penalty involves a fine and forfeiture of goods.
Importation of Medication and Medical Supplies: Any traveller on medication wishing to visit Trinidad and Tobago with medication drugs is required to bring with them in person a letter from their doctor authorising the need to take these drugs.
For any medications and medical supplies intended to be imported into Trinidad and Tobago, prior approval must be obtained from the Ministry of Health.