Trinidad and Tobago Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Trinidad and Tobago Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Trinidad and Tobago, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Trinidad and Tobago is a collection of wonderful islands, each with their own unique identity. Trinidad is the larger of the two and is perfect for those looking for a more animated holiday. If you are lucky, your trip may fall at the same time as the Trinidad carnival, a cultural event that brings together many people, especially tourists. You may even be able to experience the traditional music and dances of soca. Tobago is perfect for those in search of calm of and relaxation. The beaches are fascinating and nature is abundant. You cannot refuse a mountain biking excursion to glimpse sights of birds. It is the ideal destination for a memorable vacation or two, with family or friends. One thing is certain – you are sure to fall in love with Trinidad and Tobago.

Make sure you know about Trinidad and Tobago’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A beach in Trinidad and Tobago By Kalamazadkhan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Trinidad and Tobago

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Trinidad and Tobago

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Trinidad and Tobago


Medical Care in Trinidad and Tobago

A shortage of medical supplies and medicines has made for a poor quality health care system in Trinidad and Tobago. If you require hospitalization during your stay on the islands, you can use services at the Scarborough General Hospital or the Regional Hospital of Tobago. Many visitors also choose to use the St. Clair Medical Center (abbreviated SCMC) which is a private clinic offering diverse medical care.

Pharmacies in Trinidad and Tobago are well-stocked with quality pharmaceuticals. Most drugs sold on the islands are sourced from the United States.

Although you can call 990 to reach emergency medical services, it often takes a while for the ambulance to arrive. You will find it more efficient to use a private car to access the nearest hospital. Note that if you are suffering from a more serious illness, you will require medical evacuation.

Is Trinidad and Tobago Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk on the Island of Trinidad
Terrorism Risk present; Avoid large gatherings
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Good road conditions; Caution required in rural areas
Public transportation Click the link below for precautions
Fraud Beware of ATM scams
Health Zika virus and Chikungunya warning
Risk level High degree of caution
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Trinidad and Tobago?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Trinidad and Tobago for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for the lenght of your stay.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Trinidad and Tobago
Street Address:
3-3A Sweet Briar Road, Maple House,
St. Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Tel.: 1 (868) 622-6232 (6-CANADA)
Fax: 1 (868) 628-2581

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the high commission’s website