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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Visa requirement

Citizens of the following countries do not require visas for entry into Trinidad and Tobago:

CARICOM: except Haiti (Holders of Diplomatic, Official or Service Passports from Haiti do not require visas).

EUROPEAN UNION: A visa for Business/Vacation purposes for visits of up to ninety (90) days within a 180 day period, is not required for European Union countries. (See below for a list of the Member States of the European Union).

Austria Sweden Cyprus
Denmark Bulgaria Germany
Hungary Finland Luxembourg
Netherlands Latvia Slovakia
Spain Portugal Czech Republic
Belgium Croatia Greece
Estonia France Malta
Poland Lithuania Slovenia
Italy Romania

The list above includes non-European Union Schengen countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)

COMMONWEALTH with the exception of:

Australia South Africa
Nigeria Mozambique
Uganda Sri Lanka
Cameroon New Zealand
Papua New Guinea Tanzania
Fiji

An application for an Entry Visa must be submitted to a Trinidad and Tobago Mission abroad or where there is no Trinidad and Tobago Office, to a UK Embassy or Consulate in a non-Commonwealth country.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

An application for an Entry Visa must be submitted to a Trinidad and Tobago Mission abroad or where there is no Trinidad and Tobago Office, to a UK Embassy or Consulate in a non-Commonwealth country.

An application for an Entry Visa may be submitted via the following email address immigration.visas@gov.tt

Attendees should check the link below for VISA requirements to enter Trinidad and Tobago. http://www.immigration.gov.tt/Services/Visas.aspx . Attendees requiring letters for visa applications must contact Mr. Rawle Harvey at caribbeanbroadbandforum@tatt.org.tt

Transportation

The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) will be providing transportation for staff of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and forum presenters.

However Trinidad and Tobago boasts an efficient public transportation system utilizing taxis, buses and mini-buses that operate along fixed routes.  Additionally, taxi-cab services are available at hotels.

A taxi service is also available from the airport. Taxis can be found immediately after exiting the customs area. Further information on taxis can be obtained from the Piarco Taxi Service dispatcher who is also located outside the customs area. Further information on this service can be obtained by calling 1(868) 669 0282 or 1 (868) 669 2288.

The cost to travel to the city Port of Spain, where the forum is being held, is usually around US$30.00.

The following companies provide vehicle rental services:

  • Alamo/National Car Rental (868)669-2277/1759
  • Avis Rent A Car (868)669-0905
  • Budget Rent A Car (868)699-1635
  • Econo-Car Rentals Ltd. (868)669-2342
  • Exclusive Car Rentals (868)669-6157
  • Hertz (868)669-6239
  • Himraj Taxi & Rental Service (868)669-4332
  • Kalloo’s Auto Rentals (868)669-5673
  • Save-A-Lot Rent A Car Ltd. (868)669-2226
  • Sue’s Auto Rentals (868)669-1635
  • Singh’s Auto Rentals (868)669-5417 Office, 669-3860 Fax
  • Thrifty Car Rentals (868) 669-0602
Visa requirements

Visa should be obtained from the Jamaican High Commission in your country, or from the nearest High Commission within the region. Visas will not be issued at the port of entry or immigration in Jamaica unless it is a matter of emergency which is left to the discretion of the Immigration.

It is not advisable to try and obtain a visa on arrival in Jamaica. For this purpose you may require a letter of invitation to the event from the CTO. Kindly inform the CTO if you require this letter.

The visa fee is not a set fee, and it varies from country to country. Please note that this cost will not be reimbursed by the CTO or the Host Organisation.

Weather

The climate of Trinidad and Tobago is typically tropical with high humidity. The average temperature is about 26° Celsius.  This event will take place during Trinidad and Tobago’s rainy season, during that time Port of Spain will enjoy a warm climate with the temperature varying between 26°C to 33°C.

Generally our islands have two main seasons, the Dry Season, from January to May and the Rainy Season, from June to December. In the Rainy Season, mornings may be sunny, followed by rainy afternoons and fair nights. During this time, our general rainfall pattern is interrupted by days of brilliant sunshine.

Communications

Free Wifi service will be made available to all delegates for the duration of the forum at the conference venue.

Delegates interested in mobile telephone services should note that there are two (2) mobile telephone service providers in Trinidad and Tobago as follows with their respective websites for further information:

Language

The official language is English.

Time zone

GMT – 5 hours

Telecommunications
International dialling code: +1
Electricity
The electricity supply is 110 volts a.c. 50 Hz. Sockets two and 3 pin, flat/parallel in most buildings
Currency

The Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD) is the official currency of Trinidad and Tobago. While the TT dollar is generally accepted, foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks and other authorized establishments. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.

Banks open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Mondays through Thursdays) and 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00pm to 5:00 pm (Fridays) as well as 10:00am to 6:00pm at major shopping malls such as the Falls at West Mall, Westmoorings and Trincity Mall, Trincity.

Exchange rates are liable to fluctuate. However the average exchange rate can be

USD 1 = 6.4 TTD

For the latest exchange rates please visit www.xe.com

Notes are in denominations of TT$1, TT$5, TT$10, TT$20, $TT50, TT$100.

Further Information:

For further information, please contact:

Ms Hilda Muchando, Manager – Capacity Development.

44 (0) 208 600 3800
44 (0) 208 600 3818