Safety Tips

 

Safety Tips for visitors of Trinidad and Tobago

 

We wish you an enjoyable stay and as with any trip away from home you are advised to take the necessary precautions to make your experience a truly memorable one. Please keep in mind the following general safety suggestions.

  • Comply with all laws and respect local customs.
  • Be sure to drive on the left side of the road and heed all traffic signals and warnings.
  • Avoid hitchhiking and/ or picking up hitchhikers.
  • Remain alert, trust your instincts and pay attention to your surroundings. Report any suspicious activities to the police.
  • Avoid leaving bags, cameras and valuables unattended.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and expensive jewellery and placing cameras round your necks. Avoid leaving similar items in full view in your vehicle.
  • Use appropriate banks and cambios for all foreign exchange transactions.
  • Should your passport, credit card, travelers checks be lost or stolen, report it immediately to the police and your banking agent. Call 999 for the nearest police station.
  • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Purchase food and beverages from vendors with valid food badges.
  • When on the beach, follow the advice of the lifeguards. They are trained in beach and water safety.
  • Look for the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism industry certification logo for certified operators. Listings of approved accommodation, transportation, tour operators and tour guides are available from the Tourism Development Company Limited and Department of Tourism in Tobago.

Important Numbers

AIDS Hotline .......................................... 800-4HIV
Ambulance/ Fire ...................................... 990
Arima District Hospital ........................... 667-4714
Chaguanas District Healty Facility .......... 665-8958
Coast Guard ............................................ 634-4440
Crime Stoppers ....................................... 800-8477 (Tips)
Directory Assistance ................................ 6411
Emergency Health Services ...................... 811
Local and Overseas Assistance .................. 0
Ministry of Tourism ................................ 624-1403/ 624-3151
Police ....................................................... 999, 555
Port of Spain General Hospital ................ 623-2951/ 2952
San Fernando General Hospital ............... 652-3581
Tobago , Emergency Assistance ................ 211
Tobago General Information .................... 211
Tobago Hospital ....................................... 639-2551
Tobago House of Assembly ....................... 639-2125/ 4636
Tourism Development Company .............. 675-7034-7/ 669-5156

For a complete listing of all foreign missions and honorary consuls in Trinidad and Tobago please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications at 623-6894 or visit their website at http://www.foreign.gov.tt