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Trinidad and Tobago Travel Information

According to computerdo, Trinidad and Tobago is a country in the Caribbean Sea (North America) consisting of the main islands of Trinidad and Tobago and several smaller islets. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain. Some major cities in Trinidad and Tobago are: Chaguanas, Mon Repos, Marabella and Arima.

Trinidad and Tobago is known as a tropical destination. The islands have beautiful white sandy beaches and clear blue water where you can dive and snorkel. The landscape of Trinidad and Tobago is mostly flat and covered with pieces of tropical rainforest. In these forests you will find waterfalls, rivers and many bird species. The island’s economy largely revolves around tourism and the natural gas sector. The country is also known for its annual carnival. See baglib for Trinidad and Tobago ideal for beach holidaymakers and nature lovers.

Where is Trinidad and Tobago?

Travel information of Trinidad and Tobago

Official name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Continent: North America
Area: 5,130 km²
Capital: Port of Spain
Country code: TT, TTO
Population: 1,208,789 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 940 m (El Cerro del Aripo)
Distance (Amsterdam – Port of Spain): 7,490 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Trinidad and Tobago that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Trinidad and Tobago, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Trinidad and Tobago. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Trinidad and Tobago?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Trinidad and Tobago at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Trinidad and Tobago has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round. From June to December there are many heavy tropical showers.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Trinidad and Tobago can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Trinidad and Tobago can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March, April and May are the best months to travel to Trinidad and Tobago. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

English is the official language in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, there are several local languages.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not required if you stay in Trinidad and Tobago for less than 30 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago:
Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Trinidad and Tobago it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Trinidad and Tobago, the currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Trinidad and Tobago can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Trinidad and Tobago are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -25% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (40% cheaper), food (6% cheaper), imported beer in catering (41% cheaper), cigarettes (39% cheaper) and public transport (71% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Trinidad and Tobago it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%. In general, service costs are already added to the bill, but these generally do not end up with the waiting staff.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in Trinidad and Tobago.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Trinidad and Tobago on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Trinidad and Tobago you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Trinidad and Tobago.

In Trinidad and Tobago you need a power plug adapter. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Trinidad and Tobago can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 990
– Ambulance: 990

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Trinidad and Tobago can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Trinidad and Tobago can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Trinidad and Tobago end
Official websites of Trinidad and Tobago: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Trinidad and Tobago is 001868 or +1868.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Trinidad and Tobago? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Trinidad and Tobago.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Trinidad and Tobago.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Trinidad and Tobago.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Trinidad and Tobago.

An overview of all public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Trinidad and Tobago, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Trinidad and Tobago?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Trinidad and Tobago. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Trinidad and Tobago can be found on Protected Planet.
Trinidad and Tobago is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Trinidad and Tobago? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Trinidad and Tobago.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

Did you know…
…Trinidad and Tobago was discovered in 1498 by Columbus?
…Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most prosperous countries in the Caribbean?
…The hottest pepper in the world grows in Trinidad and Tobago?
…It is forbidden for homosexuals to enter Trinidad and Tobago?
…The steel drum was invented in Trinidad and Tobago?
…Trinidad and Tobago has a natural asphalt lake?

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