Trinidad and Tobago Passport Visa Requirement
In this page you will find information about the type of visa and visa application requirements for travel to Trinidad and Tobago. & Health, Public Holidays, Money & duty free It is important to check the visa types and make sure you are applying for the correct visa.
About Trinidad and Tobago Country
Trinidad and Tobago: two very different islands, one mighty inviting destination. As the home of carnival, calypso and limbo dancing, not to mention Angostura Bitters, the country specialises in worldly contributions that have always been an assault on the senses. It’s raw in places, cosmopolitan in others and has a wondrous line-up of festivals and celebrations. What’s more, it punches way above its weight in the scenery stakes too. Diving? Hiking? Beaches? Waterfalls? Nightlife? Come on in.
To talk about it as one nation, however, is accurate but misleading. Oil-rich big brother Trinidad plays home to more than 95% of the country’s population and has all the vigour this would suggest. Port of Spain, surrounded by verdant hills, is the main city. Here, bazaars throng beneath modern skyscrapers and mosques share the skyline with cathedrals, while the whole place bounces to the beat of Carnival, one of the planet’s great parties. It takes place annually on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – and more than meets the hype.
Beyond the capital beckon volcanoes, a self-replenishing asphalt lake and magnificent bird reserves, meaning the island is as famed among twitchers as it is among party animals.
Tiny Tobago, meanwhile, sitting 32km (20 miles) northeast of Trinidad, moves at an altogether gentler pace. No island was more fought over in the colonial era – it changed hands some 32 times, which says something about its appeal. It’s fertile, located outside the hurricane belt and is even said to be the inspiration behind Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Here, too, there are world-class attractions for nature lovers – it is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere – and you’ll also find a spread of modern beach resorts. On both islands, meanwhile, the colourful jumble of different cultural influences has left T&T with a delicious, spice-led cuisine.
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Trinidad and Tobago Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Trinidad and Tobago, a valid machine-readable passport is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visitors must also provide a proper local address in Trinidad and Tobago.
Visas for Trinidad and Tobago are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days, except:
• Nationals of Australia who do require a visa.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/high commission to check visa requirements for Trinidad and Tobago.
Types and Cost
Single-entry visa: TT$200; multiple-entry visa: TT$400.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy/high commission).
Depending on nationality, tourist visas will be issued in anything from a week to a month.
All visitors to Trinidad and Tobago must have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Extension of stay
To extend your stay, you need to apply to the Chief Immigration Officer. You can extend your stay to a maximum of six months from the date of entry into Trinidad and Tobago. See www.immigration.gov.tt for details.
Embassies and tourist offices
High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7245 9351.
Address: , 42 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NT,
Opening times:Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Fri 1000-1400 (visa applications).
Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the USA
Telephone: (202) 467 6490.
Address: NW, 1708 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20036,
Opening times:Mon-Fri: 0900-1700, 1000-1430 (consular).
Trinidad and Tobago Health Care and Vaccinations
Public sector health care is free. However, health insurance is recommended as Tobago’s health care provision is basic, with limited supplies and medication.
Food and Drink
Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables throughout both islands are generally safe to eat.
Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended.
Trinidad and Tobago Public Holidays
New Year’s Day
Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day
Indian Arrival Day
Money and duty free for Trinidad and Tobago
Currency and Money
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD; symbol TT$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of TT$100, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents. The Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TT$) is a relatively stable currency. Current rates: 1 TT$=US$0.15 or £0.10GBP. 1 US$ = 6.18 TT$. £1GBP = £9.93GBP.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted by most banks, shops and tourist facilities. A number of ATMs take debit and credit cards in both Trinidad and Tobago (Scarborough only).
A number of ATMs take debit and credit cards in both Trinidad and Tobago (Scarborough only).
These are very widely accepted and will often prove the most convenient means of transaction. Banks charge a fee for exchanging traveller’s cheques. Check for the best rates. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques, ideally in US Dollars or otherwise in Pounds Sterling.
Mon-Thurs 0800-1400, Fri 0900-1200 and 1500-1700.
The import of local currency is unlimited, provided it is declared upon arrival. The export of local currency is limited to TT$200. There is free import of foreign currency, subject to declaration. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared upon arrival.
Foreign currency can only be exchanged at authorised banks and some hotels.
Trinidad and Tobago duty free
The following goods may be imported into Trinidad and Tobago by persons over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1.5L of wine or spirits.
• Goods up to the value of TT$3,000 (you can only claim this limit once a year; if you make multiple trips, a record will be made of each claim until you meet the limit).
Prohibited and restricted imports include firearms, honey, some toy guns and pornography.
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