TRINIDAD TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Effective July 17, 2021: The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has officially reopened its borders to the following travellers:

NATIONALS OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO:

Who are Fully Vaccinated, Partially Vaccinated with a World Health Organisation approved vaccine for COVID-19 & Unvaccinated.

NON-NATIONALS

Who are Fully Vaccinated with a World Health Organisation approved vaccine for COVID-19.

Apply for TTravel Pass to enter Trinidad & Tobago

Travellers to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are required to obtain a TTravel Pass prior to arrival. All travellers, including children, must complete or have completed an individual application to obtain a TTravel Pass for presentation to the relevant airline and the Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.

Travellers must complete the entire application process and receive their TTravel Pass before the check in time for the relevant flight. Travellers will NOT be allowed to board the flight without a TTravel Pass and proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in Trinidad and Tobago. The PCR test must be in English ONLY.

The receipt of a TTravel Pass does not guarantee access to the flight nor entry into Trinidad and Tobago. All travellers are still subject to the validation processes of the airlines and Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Visitors must also have an onward or return ticket to travel to the destination.

Persons entering Trinidad must have a valid passport (valid for six months after the date of their departure) from their country of citizenship.

Visas are not required for most countries unless you plan to stay longer than 90-days.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL:

TRAVEL PROTOCOLS

The following protocols are guided by your nationality and vaccination status.

  1. Fully vaccinated Nationals (Citizen or Permanent Resident) will be required to upload their vaccination card as proof that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine.
  2. Fully vaccinated with no symptoms of COVID-19: Will not be required to go into quarantine & will not need to be re-tested.
  3. All Travellers (including minors) must submit A NEGATIVE NASOPHARYNGEAL (Nasal Swab) RT-PCR Test Result taken no earlier than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.
  4. Fully Vaccinated minors and fully vaccinated adults will be subjected to the same protocols.
  5. Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated minors travelling under the care of a fully vaccinated adult will be subjected to the same protocols as the fully vaccinated adult. Additionally, the minor will have to undergo a PCR test between the 3rd and 5th day after arrival in Trinidad and Tobago. This can be done at a public or private testing facility.

The approved COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine combinations for Trinidad and Tobago are as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – Approved 31st December 2020
  • AstraZeneca – Approved 15th February 2021
  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) – Approved 12th March 2021
  • Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th April 2021
  • Sinopharm BIBP – Approved 7th May 2021
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac – Approved 1st June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Pfizer – BioNTech – Approved 15th June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th July 2021

Passengers with any other combination of vaccines would NOT be considered fully vaccinated, at this time.

Please note that you are required to provide evidence of:

  1. Negative PCR tests no older than three (3) days;
  2. Being fully vaccinated in accordance with WHO standards using WHO approved vaccines; and
  3. Fully paid for state-supervised quarantine at an approved hotel facility where applicable;

to the material airline agents before boarding any flight to TT and also upon arrival in TT to the relevant authorities.

  1. Unvaccinated /partially vaccinated Nationals (Citizen or Permanent Resident) of Trinidad and Tobago will be required to enter into a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an approved state-supervised hotel, at their expense. Before beginning the application process, travellers MUST have proof of confirmed accommodation at an approved state-supervised quarantine hotel. Proof of confirmation for authorised accommodation is required.
  2. If there is no approved, state-supervised accommodation available, an unvaccinated / partially vaccinated passenger will NOT be granted a TTravel Pass.

Please note that you must have proof of a negative PCR test, no older than 72hrs to complete the application process. You will be asked to enter the confirmation number and a copy of the receipt during your application process.

You shall be required to provide evidence of:

  1. Negative PCR tests no older than three (3) days;
  2. Being fully vaccinated in accordance with WHO standards using WHO approved vaccines; and
  3. Fully paid for state-supervised quarantine at an approved hotel facility where applicable;

to the material airline agents before boarding any flight to TT and also upon arrival in TT to the relevant authorities.

  1. Only fully vaccinated non-nationals are being allowed entry into Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
  2. Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine. Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago must be fully vaccinated by the time of their application for the TTravel Pass.
  3. Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago must be fully vaccinated by the time of their application for the TTravel Pass

The approved COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine combinations for Trinidad and Tobago are as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – Approved 31st December 2020
  • AstraZeneca – Approved 15th February 2021
  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) – Approved 12th March 2021
  • Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th April 2021
  • Sinopharm BIBP – Approved 7th May 2021
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac – Approved 1st June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Pfizer – BioNTech – Approved 15th June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th July 2021

Passengers with any other combination of vaccines would NOT be considered fully vaccinated, at this time.

Please note that passengers shall be required to provide evidence of:

  1. Negative PCR tests no older than three (3) days;
  2. Being fully vaccinated in accordance with WHO standards using WHO approved vaccines; and
  3. Fully paid for state-supervised quarantine at an approved hotel facility where applicable;

to the material airline agents before boarding any flight to TT and also upon arrival in TT to the relevant authorities.

Non-nationals who are NOT fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry to Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

PROTOCOLS FOR THE QUARANTINE & CARE OF INDIVIDUALS FROM ALL TERRITORIES

Passengers will be subject to health screening by the Port Health Division of the Ministry of Health, including the observation of the passenger for any noticeable signs or symptoms, thermal scanning and review of the health declaration form for each passenger. The category of passengers are as follows:

  1. Passengers are immediately taken to a designated State Quarantine Facility
    for fourteen (14) days;
  2. Each passenger undergoes a medical assessment within 24hrs of arrival, which includes a medical history and PCR test for COVID-19 (swab) on the 7th day;
  3. Daily temperature monitoring and symptom checks are done by the designated medical team;
  4. Passengers who test negative for COVID-19 and complete their remaining quarantine period and are asymptomatic are allowed home, final decision to be made by the CMOH.
  5. Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 (during the quarantine period) are immediately transferred to a hospital in the parallel health care system for clinical assessment and assignment, samples should also be sent for gene sequencing via the established pathway.

1. Severe/Critically Ill passengers are quarantined at hospital (as per Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago protocols for ambulance patients), which can accommodate their level of care with the following options based on clinic assessment:

  • If patients require less than 14 days for stabilization/recovery, they should be transferred to a quarantine facility to complete the 14-day period and treated under the same protocols as described in Category One; and
  • If patients require more than 14 days for stabilization/recovery, they should be tested (swabbed) in hospital in this first instance, and if negative be transferred to the hospital where non-COVID-19 protocols are observed.

2. Passengers who are ill but stable and in need of outpatient medical management (e.g. clinic visits for cancer treatment and Non-Communicable Disease treatment) should be transferred to a designated quarantine facility and treated under the same protocols as described in Category One. These passengers will be transported to and from hospital for treatment for their illness via ambulance when necessary; and

3. Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 (either upon arrival in Trinidad and Tobago or during the quarantine period) are immediately transferred to a hospital in the parallel health care system for treatment.

  1. PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival;
  2. Proof of vaccination (WHO approved);
  3. No quarantine required.
    A fully vaccinated individual is defined as a person who has received the required number of doses of a WHO-approved vaccine and has been two weeks post the final recommended vaccine dose(s).

A child is defined in Trinidad and Tobago as a person under the age of 18 years of age. It must be noted at this time WHO has not approved the use of vaccines in this category (with the exception of the Pfizer Biontech vaccine (Cominarty); which is authorized for ages 12 years and above, however, at this time, remains largely unavailable to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

A) As such Unvaccinated Children travelling with a vaccinated parent or guardian will be allowed home with the following conditions:

  • PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Repeat of a PCR test day 3 to 5
  • If negative, no reporting required
  • If positive (report to the CMO and/or CMOH’s) and isolated immediately at the discretion of the respective CMOH

Note: Any adult accompanying a child where he or she (the adult) is unvaccinated, then State Quarantine will be the applied quarantine as in Category One (1).

B) As such, Unvaccinated Children travelling without a vaccinated Parent or Guardian and he or she is also unvaccinated, the following are the conditions:
Category one (1) above to be applied.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Wear masks when you go out in public (masks are mandatory in public spaces)
  • Keep your distance from others (6ft)
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean then sanitize surfaces (e.g. table tops, door knobs and cell phones).

PLANNING YOUR TRIP:

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine. The approved COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine combinations for Trinidad and Tobago are as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – Approved 31st December 2020
  • AstraZeneca – Approved 15th February 2021
  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) – Approved 12th March 2021
  • Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th April 2021
  • Sinopharm BIBP – Approved 7th May 2021
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac – Approved 1st June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Pfizer – BioNTech – Approved 15th June 2021
  • 1st dose AstraZeneca and 2nd dose Moderna-NIAID – Approved 30th July 2021

Passengers with any other combination of vaccines would NOT be considered fully vaccinated, at this time.

All travellers are required to submit a negative NASOPHARYNGEAL (nasal swab) RT-PCR test result. This test should have been taken no earlier than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in Trinidad and Tobago. The PCR test must be in English ONLY.

Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received of a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine.

For 2-dose series COVID-19 vaccines, passengers must have received 2 doses of the same vaccine OR the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine followed by the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Passengers with any other combination of vaccines would NOT be considered fully vaccinated, at this time.

As of August 31st, 2020, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public spaces. Fines are currently applicable for non-compliance of offences outlined in: The Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)] (No. 27) Regulations, 2020.

Those who require stay at a state-supervised quarantine facility can select from the following:

  • The Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre
  • The Chancellor Hotel & Conference Center
  • Kapok Hotel
  • Paria Suites Hotel
  • Regent Star Hotel
  • Tradewinds Hotel

Click here for more information on more places to stay in Trinidad, for those who do not require stay at a state-supervised quarantine facility.

  • Passport information
  • Vaccination Card or certificate for Fully Vaccinated Passengers
  • Evidence of Negative NASOPHARYNGEAL (nasal swab) RT-PCR test result for all passengers. The PCR Test must be in English ONLY.
  • Itinerary (eg airline and flight number)
  • Health information (COVID-19 and infectious disease related)
  • Immigration arrival / departure Information (as required)
  • Based on a review of the application, persons may be required to provide additional information.

On successful completion of your application with all the required documentation, you will receive your TTravel Pass. This TTravel Pass will be subject to a review by the airline and Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago. The receipt of TTravel Pass does not guarantee access to the flight nor entry into Trinidad and Tobago. All travellers are still subject to the validation processes of the airlines and Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.

NON-COMPLIANCE

From Monday, August 31st, 2020, the wearing of masks in a public space is mandatory. Fines are currently applicable for non-compliance of offences outlined in: The Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)] (No. 27) Regulations, 2020.

It is a criminal offence to load, present false documentation (such as vaccination records, or COVID-19 test certificates) or make false statutory declarations. If charged and found guilty, you may be subject to a penalty of ten thousand US/TT dollars ($10,000) on summary conviction.

CONTACT

The Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health requests recent travellers who experience a fever, cough, or respiratory distress to contact the Ministry of Health at 877-WELL (9355).

Visit the Ministry of Health’s website at: www.health.gov.tt  for additional information.

CARIBBEAN TRAVELLER’S HEALTH APP

The Caribbean Traveller’s Health Mobile App provides relevant information for healthier and safer travel to the region. The app includes features such as:

  • Health alerts
  • The Healthier, Safer Tourism Stamp: accommodations and hospitality facilities that have been awarded the Caribbean Travellers Health Assurance stamp
  • Preventative measures
  • Destination Search: specific information on vaccine requirements, alerts, health advice, health centres and registered facilities
  • Self-reporting tools

Click here to learn more about this app.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency