Trinidad and Tobago Travel Information
All limits were closed indefinitely from March 22,
and anyone who has been abroad is assigned a 14-day
quarantine in their own home.
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
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
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
- 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
Cuidad de La Habana
Tel: +53 7 842 7100
Tel. from Norway: 23 95 23 00
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: UDops@mfa.no
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.
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
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@example.com.
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
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
For official health travel advice and health
professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling
abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of
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
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