Foreign travel advice

Trinidad and Tobago

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

Travel in your area, including international travel, may be restricted because of domestic regulations. Different rules apply in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Follow all the rules that apply to you.

Other countries may close borders, restrict movement or bring in new quarantine rules with little warning. Check our advice on things to consider, and be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. Also check if you need to self isolate.

Entry requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Trinidad and Tobago government has closed its borders to all international flights indefinitely. Sea borders are also closed indefinitely to all vessels including yachts.

British nationals wishing to enter or depart from Trinidad and Tobago via other available options must first obtain an exemption to do so via the local authorities by emailing travelexemption@mns.gov.tt or departexemption@mns.gov.tt and follow local advice.

Entry to Trinidad and Tobago

Direct British Airways and Virgin flights between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK remain suspended. The planned resumption date will be subject to borders reopening.

The Trinidad and Tobago authorities have announced a ban on cruise ships entering until the end of the current cruise season.

Quarantine requirements

The government’s rules on exemption policies and quarantine procedures for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago were updated on 7 November. Non-nationals are still not permitted to enter Trinidad and Tobago, except in certain exceptional circumstances.

From 15 November 15, nationals entering Trinidad and Tobago will be required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which was taken within 72 hours of arrival into the country.

Upon arrival, nationals will be required to be placed in state quarantine, or state supervised quarantine for seven days. Persons will be tested on the sixth day of their quarantine and released once they test negative.

Sailing travel restrictions

You can sail and transit out of the marinas or Chaguaramas Bay as beaches and coastal waters are now reopen to members of the public. You are required to wear a mask and groups exceeding ten people are not permitted. Failure to follow government regulations could result in being intercepted by the Coast Guard and being handed over to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Entry stamps

If you are a British national and the entry stamp in your passport is due to expire due to the border closure you should request an extension by contacting the Trinidad and Tobago Immigration authorities by sending an email to extensions.international@gov.tt with a scanned copy of the biodata page of your passport, a copy of your last entry stamp, your address in T&T and a contact number.

If you are a British national with a work permit that is due to expire, you should request an entry stamp extension as detailed above whilst your work permit application is under consideration.

Regular entry requirements

Visas

You do not need a visa to visit Trinidad and Tobago as a visitor. Visitors are generally given 90 days to remain in the country, but extensions can be obtained from the Passport and Immigration Department, in Port of Spain (Trinidad) and Scarborough (Tobago).

You must be in possession of a valid return ticket and have sufficient funds for your stay in Trinidad and Tobago. Further details on these and other entry requirements can be found on the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s Immigration Division website or by contacting the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago in London.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Trinidad and Tobago.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Trinidad and Tobago.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.