Even though the TT Travel Pass System is no longer in use, the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago requires all arriving travelers, vaccinated or not, to have a negative COVID-19 test. International travelers, according to the AATT, must still present a negative PCR or antigen test to their airline at the time of departure.
The exam must be completed within 48 hours of arrival in Trinidad and Tobago. Passengers who fail a COVID-19 test on arrival must enter state-supervised quarantine at their own expense and must show a negative PCR or antigen test at any time throughout their quarantine stay to be released.”
Airlines, according to the AATT, are now responsible for ensuring that all passengers adhere to the criteria. Tourists should always clarify their destination requirements with their carriers.
The abolition of the TT Travel Pass system, which now allows unvaccinated individuals to enter the country, is expected to increase the number of visitors, according to the AATT.
Following the announcement by the Ministry of Health that the Travel Pass system will be phased out on 1 June 2022, the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) anticipates that, with fewer restrictions, more people will prefer to travel through the Piarco and ANR Robinson airports.” Even as July and August approach, the Authority extends a warm welcome to all international visitors.
“All of our operations and safety systems are in place,” said Mr. Hayden Newton, General Manager, “and we are prepared to accommodate an increase in the number of tourists visiting Trinidad and Tobago.”
The AATT recommends that airport users continue to observe the following protocols:
• Face masks are required for admission into terminals and must be worn at all times within terminal buildings, and
• Passengers should wash and sterilize their hands often. Hand-washing stations are located throughout the terminal.
According to the AATT, it “welcomes the relaxation of laws and will continue to make every effort to improve the travel experience and instill trust in our passengers so that they feel comfortable going through the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports.” On May 25, the government declared the abolition of the Travel Pass System, allowing unvaccinated visitors to enter Trinidad and Tobago.