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.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
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.
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