Visa policy of Trinidad and Tobago

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Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Trinidad and Tobago signed a mutual visa-waiver agreement with the European Union on 28 May 2015 which was ratified on 15 December 2015.[1] This agreement allows all citizens of states that are contracting parties to the Schengen Agreement to stay without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period.[2]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Trinidad and Tobago
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Visa policy[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following 100 jurisdictions can visit Trinidad and Tobago without a visa:[3][4]

Citizens of  Australia,  New Zealand and  Philippines may obtain "Waiver of the Visa" on arrival at a cost of TT$400. Citizens of other countries who require a visa may also obtain a "Waiver of the Visa" on arrival if they are holding of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration and if they are not citizens of North Korea, North Macedonia, Venezuela or Vietnam, or holders of normal passports issued by China and Haiti.

Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela may extend their stay.

Holders of diplomatic or service/official passports of China and Haiti do not require a visa.

Tourist arrival statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Trinidad and Tobago on short term basis were from the following countries of nationality:[8]

Country 2016 2015 2014
 United States 174,594 182,106 161,557
 Canada 50,103 53,191 55,088
 United Kingdom 32,528 36,298 37,013
 Guyana 23,446 24,332 23,125
 Venezuela 20,023 28,105 21,052
 Barbados 12,128 12,613 11,643
 Jamaica 11,617 12,974 11,951
 Grenada 7,279 7,537 6,928
 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7,051 6,886 6,655
 St. Lucia 4,925 4,836 4,436
 Germany 4,275 4,431 5,154
 France 3,899 4,298 4,615
 India 3,879 3,572 3,291
Total 409,995 439,767 412,796

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EU-Trinidad and Tobago agreement on the short-stay visa waiver" (PDF). Results of votes. European Parliament. 2015. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 September 2019.
  2. ^ Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the short-stay visa waiver
  4. ^ "Visa and health information". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Free entry for Indians, Russians | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News". Archived from the original on 2011-01-03.
  7. ^ Visas for Venezuelans
  8. ^ Central Statistical Office – Visitor Arrivals by Nationality