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Trinidad and Tobago Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance Overview

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Canada and Trinidad and Tobago share a longstanding and close relationship with each other. There were 68,225 Trinidadians and Tobagonians living in Canada and about 3,000 to 5,000 Canadians living in Trinidad and Tobago.

The two countries also relate in terms of trade. Canada exports mineral ores, oil, food products, and machinery and imports food products and organic chemicals to Trinidad and Tobago.

Canadians travel to Trinidad and Tobago mainly for trade, business, investment, and tourism. When traveling to Trinidad and Tobago, it is important to have the right Trinidad and Tobago travel insurance and private medical coverage to protect you in the event of medical emergencies, hospitalization and injury when you travel abroad.

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Basic Information About Trinidad and Tobago

Some important information on Trinidad and Tobago Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Official language English
Capital Port of Spain
Continent South America
Population Approx. 1.4 million
Plug type Plug type A and B
Driving side Left-hand side
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs


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Trinidad and Tobago Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Trinidad and Tobago is yours and you are responsible for your personal safety and security abroad. But since we care about your personal safety and security, we provide you credible and reliable information in our Travel Advice to help you to make an informed decision as you travel abroad.

Risk Level

Due to violent crime, exercise a high degree of caution in the Island of Trinidad.

Travel health Notice – Zika virus

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises Canadians to practice special health precautions while traveling in countries affected by Zika virus. Pregnant and would-be pregnant women are advised to avoid traveling to Trinidad and Tobago.

Entry / Exit requirements

Trinidad and Tobago decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Trinidadians and Tobagonians authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use to travel determines the entry rules that apply to you. Contact your transportation company to find out about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You must hold a passport valid for the period you would stay in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules that apply when you are traveling with emergency traveling document or temporary passport to Trinidad and Tobago may differ. Find out about the entry requirements from the closest diplomatic mission for your destination before you travel.

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Trinidad and Tobago Healthcare

There are lots of public and private hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago, however, the healthcare facilities may not be up to the standard in Canada and medical treatment could be expensive. Thus, you need to have the right Trinidad and Tobago travel insurance coverage or private medical coverage to cover you in case of a medical emergency, injury or accident in the South American country.

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Trinidad and Tobago Travel Insurance News

Randy Narine received a call from his cousin in Trinidad on the morning of December 1, 2017, asking him to call. His parents were on vacation to Trinidad to celebrate their 39th wedding ceremony and were to return to Brampton the following day.

Randy recalled that by the time he got to the car, he was on his knees in the parking lot and could not believe what he heard. The body of Vishnu Narine was discovered near a pond in Ste. Madeleine earlier in the morning. Trinidad and Tobago police were actively investigating his death.

Randy tells Global News that his father was shot twice in the head. Narine left early the evening of Thursday, November 30, 2018. He and his wife was staying with family on the Caribbean island. His family said that he was carrying $1,800 Canadian cash at the time. He was likely meeting with someone to purchase birds for a side business he started in his retirement.

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Trinidad and Tobago Travel Insurance FAQ

Do you need a Visa for travelling to Trinidad and Tobago?

Canadians do not need a tourist visa or a business visa to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for tourism and business for stays less than 90 days. However, if you want to study in Trinidad and Tobago, you need a student visa.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy multiple Trinidad and Tobago travel insurance policies if the benefits and features offered by a single policy do not meet your needs but you are not allowed to double dip.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

A Trinidad and Tobago travel insurance policy can provide coverage for outpatient services such as doctor visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase a Trinidad and Tobago travel insurance policy the day you leave Canada or even later. Usage-based policies can make it even easier to purchase and manage your coverage on the go.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The type of claim you want to make determines the length of time it will take to process your claim. If you provide the necessary documents to your insurer, you should get an outcome in 10 to 14 business days.

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