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Visiting Trinidad and Tobago Discouraged

November 17, 2022 • 8:12 am CST
U.S. State Dept.
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Department of State recently reissued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the southernmost island country in the Caribbean Sea.

On November 8, 2022, the State Department indicated, when visiting Trinidad and Tobago, to exercise increased caution due to civil unrest.

Furthermore, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the following areas in Port of Spain: Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queens' Park Savannah.

And after dark, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to downtown Port of Spain, Fort George overlook, and all beaches.

In addition, violence and shootings occur regularly in some areas of Port of Spain.

If you decide to travel to Trinidad and Tobago, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to be located in an emergency.

For Americans needing assistance, the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain is located at 15 Queen's Park West, Trinidad and Tobago +(868) 622-6371.

From a health perspective, there are no U.S. CDC travel alerts, but several travel-related vaccinations, such as yellow fever and measles, are suggested before arrival.

Trinidad and Tobago is located east of Venezuela and received 141,000 foreign tourist arrivals in 2020. In addition, around 30% were cruise passenger arrivals.