Foreign travel advice

Trinidad and Tobago

Summary

Over 30,000 British nationals visit Trinidad and Tobago every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There are high levels of violent crime in Trinidad, including murder, especially in parts of the capital Port of Spain. A British national was murdered after being robbed at gunpoint in the Mt D’Or area of Mt Hope in Trinidad on 10 April 2016. Robbery and other crimes targeting tourists have also occurred elsewhere in Trinidad and Tobago. See Crime

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Trinidad and Tobago. See Terrorism

There is a risk of mosquito-borne illnesses in Trinidad and Tobago from dengue and chikungunya fever. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. See Health

UK health authorities have classified Trinidad and Tobago as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Trinidad and Tobago is rarely affected by hurricanes, but severe tropical storms can occur, which can result in localised flooding and landslides. See Hurricanes

You can contact the emergency services by calling 999 (police), 811 (ambulance) or 990 (fire).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.