There has been an increase in seismic activity in the eastern Caribbean over the last month, including the underwater volcano ‘Kick’em Jenny’, located 5 miles off the coast of Grenada, which has shown signs of higher activity. The alert level has now been downgraded from Orange to Yellow.
Be vigilant and monitor radio and TV stations to keep up to date with latest developments. You should familiarise yourself with the guidance on how to deal with an earthquake on the US Federal Emergency Management Agency website and monitor the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website for alerts and warnings.
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.
Over 30,000 British nationals visit Trinidad and Tobago every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
There are high levels of violent crime, including murder, especially in parts of the capital Port of Spain. Robbery and other crimes targeting tourists have occurred. See Crime
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Trinidad and Tobago are rarely affected by hurricanes, but severe tropical storms can occur, which can result in localised flooding and landslides. See Hurricanes
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.