Trinidad and Tobago Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 3
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
yellow fever 1


Due to the insufficient medical care, it is advisable to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers coming from WHO-designated infection areas and who are over one year old. Proof of vaccinations is currently required from all persons entering from or via South America. Excluded are travelers who do not stay overnight in the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers who do not leave the airport in Trinidad and Tobago. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended when traveling inland from Trinidad, especially in the south-eastern jungle areas. There is no risk of infection on Tobago. [2] Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Because of the risk of possible intestinal infections, care must be taken to ensure careful drinking water and food hygiene. Travelers should definitely pay attention to special hygiene measures before eating fruit, vegetables and meat as well as fish and seafood. Tap water should not be drunk. Drinking water can be bought by the bottle in grocery stores. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contacts, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Rabies also occurs nationwide. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. For backpackers, kids, Vaccination is recommended for occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

For long-term stays, a health certificate and an HIV test in English are required.



1 Trinidad and Tobago dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: TT$, TTD (ISO code). Notes come in denominations of TT$100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1; Coins in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent. US dollars are only accepted by a few hotels, major car rental companies and major tour operators.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are accepted in many banks, shops, larger hotels and car rental companies. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at a few banks and bureaux de change in the larger cities of Trinidad and Tobago.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu 08.30-14.00, Fri 09.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of national and foreign currencies is unlimited, but there is an obligation to declare an amount equivalent to TT$ 20,000. The export of local currency and foreign currency is unlimited, but there is an obligation to declare an amount equivalent to TT$ 5,000.

Currency Exchange

Money can only be exchanged in authorized banks and hotels. There may be delays when exchanging back in foreign currencies.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
TTD TT$ 1 EUR = 6.25 TT$
1 CHF = 6.25 TT$
1 USD = 6.25 TT$
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = US$6.25
1 CHF = US$6.25
1 USD = US$6.25

Trinidad and Tobago Money