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Trinidad and Tobago Travel InformationAll limits were closed indefinitely from March 22, and anyone who has been abroad is assigned a 14-day quarantine in their own home.

Safety

Most trips to Trinidad and Tobago go safely and without special problems, but travelers should be alert and take reasonable precautions.
Risk of theft is greatest, but cases of more violent episodes are also reported. It is recommended to dress "easily" and not show visible signs of wealth when leaving the hotel area. Take special care after dark; It is recommended not to walk alone and avoid illuminated areas. One should at all times secure his personal belongings and documents. The crime is greatest in the capital Port-of-Spain, San Fernando and other urban areas in Trinidad.

The terror threat is considered low in Trinidad and Tobago, but not absent. Compared to the population, Trinidad and Tobago have many foreign warriors, and their return home helps to make the security situation a little more uncertain.

The hurricane season is from June to November and during this period there may be heavy rainfall and flooding.

There is a risk of earthquakes in the Caribbean. Before an earthquake, you may want to take precautions and be prepared for how best to respond.

Hurricanes: In the case of hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date information.

It is imperative to make preparations in advance of notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and telecommunications networks and damage to roads and buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not normally provide travel advice in connection with natural disasters.

Travel registration : Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer period in the Caribbean are encouraged to register on reiseregistrering.no. This will make it easier for the embassy to get hold of you in the event of a crisis or disaster situation.

You should be aware that most tour operators offering excursions, water sports, jeep, horseback riding, etc. are not insured, and you should therefore check the terms of your insurance before undertaking any such activities.

  • Countryaah: Port-of-Spain is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

Norway is represented by an honorary consulate in Westmoorings in Trinidad and Tobago. Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Trinidad and Tobago is the Norwegian Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Contact information for the consulate can be found here.

In case of crisis or emergency, the public is asked to contact the embassy in Havana:
The Norwegian Embassy in Havana
Calle 21 # 307 e/H e In
Vedado
Cuidad de La Habana
Cuba
Tel: +53 7 842 7100
Tel. from Norway: 23 95 23 00
E-mail: [email protected]
The opening hours of the embassy are Monday to Thursday from 08:30 to 16:30 and Friday from 08.30 to 14:00.
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the UD's 24-hour operating center can be contacted on tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail: [email protected]

Entry

Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegians travel visa-free to Trinidad and Tobago for shorter stays of up to 90 days. Please note that the passport must be valid for at least six months after departure and that you must be able to present a return ticket, as well as maintenance status.

For other types of visas, contact the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in Oslo.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): All limits were closed indefinitely from March 22. Screening (temperature) at the airport. Everyone who has been abroad is given a 14-day quarantine in their own home. All cruise tourism is prohibited for the rest of the current season. All schools and universities closed until April 20 in the first place. Authorities have established a hotline for symptoms of corona: +1 868 877-Well (9355).

New temporary visa rules as a result of the covid-19 situation: The issuance of visas to foreign nationals will be suspended until Trinidad and Tobago's borders are reopened. Persons who could not leave Trinidad and Tobago by March 22, 2020 and whose landing certificate may have expired or will expire by April 30, 2020, will be extended to June 22, 2020. Holders of student permits will initially receive three (3) month extension of stay if permit expires before April 30, 2020.

Norwegians who are in one of the above situations are asked to contact the Immigration Authorities directly on the following e-mail: [email protected]

You can find more information and guidance from the Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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Travelers should take common precautions to avoid being exposed to HIV/ AIDS. Travelers should take common precautions when it comes to food and drink in tropical areas.

For official health travel advice and health professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Practical information

The currency in Trinidad and Tobago is Trinidadian Dollar (TT $). 1 USD = 6.34 TT $ (as of 09.07.2015), 1 NOK = 0.78 TT $ (As of 09.07.2015)

Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, shops and companies.

The power supply is at 115 volts.

There are generally good telephone connections in Trinidad and Tobago.
Country code to call Trinidad and Tobago is + 1-868.

Emergency number: Police 999, fire 990.

Normal opening hours: The working week is from Monday to Friday. Offices vary between 07: 00-15: 00, 08: 00-16: 00 and 09: 00-17: 00. The banks are open from 08:00 to 14:00 Monday to Thursday and Friday 09:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 17:00

Public holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), 3-9. February (Carnival), March 7 (National Carnival), Good Friday and 1st Easter Day, March 30 (Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day), May 30 (Indian Arrival Day), June 19 (Workers' Day), August 3 (liberation day), August 31 (Independence Day), September 24 (Republic Day), October 12 (celebration of the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants), Christmas Day and July 2.

Norway is six hours ahead of Trinidad and Tobago (GMT -4).

The climate is warm and tropical. Temperatures range from 21 degrees in winter (November-May) and 29 degrees in summer. The rainy season is from June to December.

The official language of Trinidad and Tobago is English. In addition, there are Creole, Spanish and some other local dialects.

Homosexuality is prohibited. It should also be noted that wearing military and camouflage clothing is prohibited.

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