Important COVID-19 Travel
Do not travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England, from 8 March you must complete a declaration form for international travel (except for travel to Ireland).
Check our advice for all the countries you will visit or transit through. Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules with little warning.
To enter or return to the UK from abroad (except from Ireland), you must follow all the rules for entering the UK. These include providing your journey and contact details, and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. When you arrive, you must quarantine and take additional COVID-19 tests. This will take place in a managed quarantine hotel if you enter England from a red list travel ban country, or enter Scotland.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:
- the whole of Trinidad and Tobago based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
If you are returning to the UK from Trinidad and Tobago, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
- provide your journey and contact details before you travel
- check if you need to self-isolate on your return
If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.
Trinidad and Tobago’s international borders are closed. There are currently no commercial flight options available for travelling into or out of Trinidad and Tobago. British nationals wishing to enter or depart from Trinidad and Tobago via other available options must first obtain a travel exemption to do so from Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of National Security via an online application and follow local advice.
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.
If you cannot leave Trinidad and Tobago at this time, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
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, particularly in parts of the capital Port of Spain. You should follow the instructions of the local authorities. See Crime
Terrorist attacks in Trinidad and Tobago cannot be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in crowded spaces and places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism
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. You can monitor local and international weather updates from the National Hurricane Centre. 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.