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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to Trinidad and Tobago

Essential Information

US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.


The home of Calypso and Caribbean carnival, industrial, loud Trinidad shares country status with quiet, laid-back Tobago. Great for beaches and diving, while Trinidad has some untouched nature reserves and tropical forest.

Area: 1,980 sq miles

Population: 1.2 million

Capital: Port of Spain

Political: Independence in 1962

Official website: www.gotrinidadandtobago.com

Currency TT dollar.

Passport Required

Visa Needs Not required. Maximum stay 90 days.

Emergency Health Care Port of Spain General Hospital (809-623-2951) and the Tobago Regional Hospital (868-639-2551)

Banks & ATMS. Widespread in Trinidad, around Scarborough only in Tobago.

Free WIFI Locations Hotels

Internet Cafes. Numerous in Port of Spain and Scarborough

Cell Phones access/Dialing code +868

Safety Tips. Avoid parts of Port of Spain at night. Tobago is much safer.

Departure Tax $16

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