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Travel Advisory

The borders of Trinidad and Tobago were reopened on Saturday, July 17, 2021, with some restrictions for entry.

Travelers with planned visits to Tobago are strongly urged to contact their travel representative or airline for information specific to their locations.

Flights and Border Services


International flights are being served via North America to Piarco International Airport in Trinidad. Passengers can connect to Tobago on a domestic flight from Trinidad.

British Airways resumes flights to Tobago from London Gatwick Airport on January 10th 2022.

Fully vaccinated nationals and non-nationals can enter through the airports in Trinidad AND Tobago. 

Unvaccinated nationals will be required to enter through the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad ONLY and will be required to enter into a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an approved state-supervised hotel.

Unvaccinated non-nationals will NOT be permitted entry into Trinidad & Tobago at this time.  

All Travellers (including minors) must submit A NEGATIVE NASOPHARYNGEAL (Nasal Swab) RT-PCR Test Result taken NO EARLIER than 72 Hours PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN TRINIDAD and TOBAGO.
The PCR Test must be in English ONLY.

Individuals are considered FULLY VACCINATED if 14 days have passed since receiving either a World Health Organisation (WHO) Approved single dose Vaccine OR the second dose of a WHO Approved 2 dose Vaccine.

 

 

TTravelPass

TTravelPass

ALL travelers, regardless of nationality or residency, will be required to acquire a TTravelPass. This digital document is a mandatory requirement for anyone who is eligible to enter the country. Visitors can apply online for a  TTravel Pass and get more information about travel requirements to Tobago at the TTravelPass Website

Inter island Travel

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines operates 8 roundtrips flights per day. Each flight is an estimated 25 minutes.

Flights depart Trinidad at:

  • 5:55 AM Caribbean Airlines (BW1502)
  • 8:15 AM Caribbean Airlines (BW1506)
  • 10:45 AM Caribbean Airlines (BW1512)
  • 12:30 PM Caribbean Airlines (BW1520)
  • 2:50 PM Caribbean Airlines (BW1526)
  • 3:40 PM Caribbean Airlines (BW1528)
  • 6:00 PM Caribbean Airlines (BW1532)
  • 8:30 PM Caribbean Airlines (BW1540)

Book now with Caribbean Airlines

 

Ferry Services

Ferries are operating at 75% capacity.

  • APT James – 600 passengers
  • Buccoo Reef – 600  passengers
  • Galleons Passage – 450  passengers

T&T Interisland Ferry Schedule

 

International Flights

British Airways

British Airways resumes flights to Tobago from London Gatwick Airport on January 10th 2022. Book your flight to Tobago with British Airways


Virgin Atlantic
Visit Virgin Atlantic

 

Cruise

Not allowed at this time. 

 

Yacht

All arriving yachts must clear into Trinidad at Chaguaramas first before going onto Tobago.
Yachting Protocols:

  • Borders for Trinidad & Tobago re-opened on 17th July 2021.
  • Foreigners / non-nationals wishing to enter must be fully vaccinated (with at least a period of 2 weeks since your final vaccination).
  • A PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival into Trinidad will be required, along with proof of Vaccination.
  • A Float Plan and Health Declaration must be filled out (forms on the YSATT website), scanned and sent to TT Coastguard and copied to YSATT.
  • All travellers to Trinidad and Tobago must also apply for a Travel Pass prior to arrival in Trinidad. 
  • All yachts must clear into Trinidad at Chaguaramas first before going to Tobago.
  • Upon arrival pick up a mooring, fly the Q flag and all crew must remain on board. Contact the Marina you intend to stay in or Jesse James (see contacts below), to make arrangements for the Port Health Officer to come to the vessel and do health clearance.
  • The Port Health Officer will issue a Government Health Clearance Certificate which must be presented to Immigration and Customs before the vessel and crew can be cleared into Trinidad. Do not go ashore without this certificate or you will be breaching the new protocols.
  • If a yacht arrives after the 72 hour time frame for the PCR test, arrangements will have to be made for a doctor to come to the boat to do another PCR. Only when a negative result is obtained will Health Clearance proceed.

Contacts:

TT Safe Zones

Trinidad and Tobago launched the TT Safe Zones initiative on Monday 11th October, 2021.
Safe Zone businesses can be identified by the official Safe Zone certificate:

TT Safe Zone Certificate

 

Safe Zone Businesses must adhere to the following regulations:

  • Safe Zone businesses are required to be staffed with fully vaccinated employees, and are open to vaccinated patrons 12 years and over.
  • The number of persons within the premises does not exceed fifty percent of the capacity
  • Only vaccinated persons 12 years of age and over are allowed within the premises of Safe Zone business
  • Proof of vaccination and one (1) form of valid photo identification is required to enter Safe Zones, and patrons are advised to keep these documents handy at all times. 
  • All public health regulations must still be adhered to in Safe Zones - including mask wearing and physical distancing 
  • Patrons found in breach of Safe Zone regulations are subject to be fined.
     

Safe Zone Businesses

The following types of business will be open to the public once they follow the Safe Zone Regulations: 

  • Restaurants
  • Bars 
  • Cinemas 
  • Theatres 
  • Private Members Clubs
  • Gyms and Fitness Studios 
  • Waterparks 
  • Gaming Houses, Betting Pools and Offices
  • Public swimming pools 

 

Transportation and Tours

Face masks or face coverings covering the nose, mouth and chin are required to be worn at all times while travelling in a vehicle or a vessel. 
A motor car shall carry no more than 75% of the number of passengers for which the motor vehicle is licensed to carry. 

 

Sightseeing and natural attractions

Beaches, rivers, streams, ponds, springs and similar bodies of water, shall be open between the hours of 5.00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. subject to the following conditions at such places:

  • No person shall consume alcohol;
  • No person shall play loud music including from any motor vehicle;
  • A gathering shall not exceed ten persons at a time;
  • A gathering shall not light or have lit any fire;
  • There shall be no parties allowed; and
  • Each person shall comply with the mask wearing requirements under regulation 6, unless he is in the water.


Persons shall not gather in any public space in more than 10 persons at a time.

For the purposes of controlling and preventing the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus it is currently an offense in Trinidad and Tobago for any person to be found:

  • Operating a party boat, boat tour or nightclub
  • Holding public parties or fetes


Exception is given to Buccoo Reef Marine Park Tours

Buccoo Reef Tours may operate at fifty per cent capacity, during the operating hours of 5:00am and 2:00pm. Only 'TL' registered boats are licensed to be in the marine park and to carry passengers.

Public Health Care

The Tobago COVID-19 hotline is up and running. Call 800-HEAL (4325) toll-free.

This hotline is strictly for persons with flu-like symptoms: 
Fever with either:

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains

Guidelines will be provided by the hotline. 

 

Private Health Care 

Victoria Labs at the ANR Robinson International Airport provides PCR testing services:

Victoria Labs Contact: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Victoria-Laboratories-Limited-463439963851861

Website: http://www.victorialaboratories.com

Tobago PCR/Antigen test bookings: Book your PCR or antigen test

Where the result of a test conducted show that the person is suffering from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus:

  1. Isolation of that person or any persons who by exposure to infection from that person 
  2. Report to the Chief Medical Officer 
  3. Follow up guidelines on quarantine and treatment to a public hospital or designated quarantine facility will be made. 
     

All rules and regulations are being enforced.

  • Failure to wear mask in vehicle or vessel - $2000.00
  • Failure to ensure child wears a mask in vehicle or vessel - $1000.00
  • Failure to wear mask in public - $1000.00
  • Entry into premises without being vaccinated $5000.00
  • Illegal consumption of alcohol in public space $5000.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the number of positive cases in Tobago high?

Tobago has had comparatively low numbers since the start of the pandemic; there are currently Tobago has had comparatively low numbers since the start of the pandemic; there are currently one thousand four hundred and twenty-eight (1428) active cases on the island and 208 deaths. (Updated on January 4, 2022)

For the latest health information about coronavirus in Tobago, please visit the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection.

Does Trinidad & Tobago have any restrictions on countries that I will be allowed travel from?

There are no travel restrictions or bans on any country at this time. 

What vaccines will Trinidad and Tobago recognize as acceptable for incoming travelers?

Only World Health Organisation (WHO-approved vaccines (and combinations of vaccines) will be accepted. 

What types of PCR tests will be accepted/recognized?

Only RT-PCR tests administered through Nasopharyngeal swabs and obtained from accredited laboratories will be accepted. Self-tests and doctor’s letters will not be accepted. 

Can people who have recently tested positive and recovered from COVID travel to Tobago?

Non-nationals with a history of infection will still need to have proof of vaccination in order to be permitted entry into Trinidad and Tobago. 

What happens if my flight is delayed on the way to Tobago and the 3-day test timeframe expires?  

If a visitor's flight is delay en route to Tobago, they will be required to retest. 

Will there be any test-on-arrival options?

There are currently no test-on-arrival requirements. 

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while in Tobago?

Visitors who test positive for COVID-19 during their stay will be subject to the policy of The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development (DHWFD) which holds for ALL persons in Tobago. 

They will be placed in home isolation (if they are staying at an appropriate residential facility, not a hotel), or if they are staying at a hotel they will be placed in the state isolation facility for a duration of seventeen (17) days from the day they were tested (if asymptomatic), or twenty (20) days from the day symptoms started. 

If a visitor is staying at a villa, they will be allowed to isolate at that villa. Any other guests with them at the time will be quarantined at the villa with them. 

The policy of the DHWFD is that ALL persons who are positive for COVID-19 and are 60 years and older with co-morbidities will be admitted to the state isolation facility for close medical monitoring (regardless of their accommodation situation). 

What are the approved quarantine locations/properties in Tobago?

There are currently no state-supervised quarantine facilities in Tobago.

Anyone who must be quarantined (unvaccinated Nationals), will have to enter through Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and be quarantined at a facility of their choice for 14 days. 

Will I be required to have COVID insurance to cover hotel and subsistence?

No. Only vaccinated visitors will be allowed entry so they will not need to pay for quarantine. If visitors are diagnosed with COVID-19 while on the island they will either be admitted to State isolation facility (free of charge) or if they stay isolated at home, they will have to ensure they have safe means of obtaining meals (eg. family and friends). 

Under the current travel restriction, can I still fly domestically (between Trinidad & Tobago)?

Domestic flights between Trinidad and Tobago are still operational during this current period, but at a reduced capacity.

There are currently three (3) daily flights and ferry services will operate at 25% capacity. The revised passenger capacities on the ferries are as follows:

  • APT James - 200 passengers
  • T&T Spirit - 200 passengers
  • Galleons Passage - 150 passengers

 

Stay Informed

Ministry of Health

For information about the status of coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago, health guidelines and regular updates, visit the Ministry of Health’s online COVID-19 resources.

You can also follow the Ministry of Health on Twitter @MOH_TT for updates as they happen.

Office of the Prime Minister

Visit the Office of the Prime Minister's website for official statements on actions taken by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in response to COVID-19.

You can also follow them on Facebook for up-to-date information including live media conferences at https://www.facebook.com/OPMTT/