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Peak season in the
Caribbean corresponds roughly to winter in the Northern
Hemisphere—mid-December through mid-April.
Entry Documents: Beginning January 2007, US citizens need a passport for all
travel to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada.
Piarco International - Trinidad
The Airlines by
Official airport taxis in Trinidad for US$30 30minutes with no traffic but an
hour during commute hours. There are a few airport hotels. Price
increase by 50% for graveyard shift. Drivers prefer US $$. Try the Tourist
Authority for instruction on less costly public transit options. In
Trinidad you may call 628-TAXI, to arrange a ride that will take
you from the airport to any point on the island
TradeDay.com Guide to Air Travel
through the web
All visitors must have a return or ongoing ticket and valid passport for T&T entry. Entry visas are not needed for US citizens, most Commonwealth countries, and 30+ other countries. Passport must be valid for 3 months longer than you intend to stay in the country
www.immigration.gov.tt/ passport service, work permits, national security. If you wish to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for any other than tourism - e.g.: employment, adoption, study, immigration - or you stay longer than the 3-month time period, please contact your embassy
Marriage: Process: Establish residency
US State Dept. Passport Services
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Cyber Cafes & Connections
The growing tendency across the Caribbean and the Americas ( US dollars are now officially accepted in Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador.) to use the US dollar alongside local currencies in everyday transactions is less evident here where the currency has remained strong for so long....Travelers checks continue to become less negotiable and costly... Check if your #1 travel credit card is getting greedy with the exchange rate premium it charges but for years they have offered the best value and airline miles besides....
Find an ATM by mastercard
Find the Nearest
Currency in tradeday
operates on 110 volts and 2-prong US style plugs. Many hotels can
provide a transformer if necessary.
Telephone North America or the Caribbean:To dial a number in simply dial "1" and the U.S. or Canadian area code before the number you're calling
The local phone company offers a
handy dial-up service on both islands called 619-EASY. Simply connect
your laptop to the phone line and dial 619-EASY using the word EASY as
your username. The charge is 12¢ a minute.
Mail The main post offices are on Wrightson Road (opposite the Crowne Plaza) in Port of Spain and in the N. I. B. Mall on Wilson Street (near the docks) in Scarborough. There are no zip codes on the islands. To write to an establishment here, you simply need its address, town, and "Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies."
WORK PERMITS: It is illegal to take paid employment while staying in T&T on a tourist visa"
A valid license from U.S., Canada, France, UK, Germany, and the Bahamas
will work otherwise visiting drivers should obtain an international
Dress Code: Skimpy clothing or swimwear is fine for the beach but nowhere else. Nude or topless sunbathing is against the law and not worth chancing. Casual clothing is appropriate during the day and for evenings and at most restaurants. Evening attire is more formal, casual elegance generally works well.
Gay & Lesbian:
"T&T is a
conservative and friendly society... Officially it is still illegal to
be gay....However there are a few gay bars in Port of Spain [more
at gaytimes.co.uk ]
WEDDINGS:Getting married in Trinidad
and Tobago is increasingly popular particularly on Tobago with many
resorts offering packages.
Ethnologue Database for TnT || Ethnologue || Areas || Americas
Who and how many
US Consular Info || CIA World Factbook
Canadian Consular Info || Caribbean Info
Emergencies: Dial 999 or 622-5412 in the event of a police, fire, or medical emergency." the islands are non-malarial, and there are no mandatory immunizations, though some are recommended.
Trinidad just 10 km off the Venezuela
coast served as the Amerindian gateway to the southern Caribbean islands.
History by roughguides
Port of Spain City history
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