What do I need to know before I travel?
Public Health Scotland logo

Fit for Travel Logo

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad. About us.

FCO Alert on Safety and Security in Trinidad and Tobago

18 Dec 2013

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has reported on safety and security in Trinidad and Tobago.

There have been incidents of violent theft by gangs who follow cars travelling from the airport, and attack their victims when they reach their destination. There have also been a number of incidents of debris (broken down cars and bricks) being left on the roads in order to force cars to stop.

There is also a high level of gang related violent crime in Trinidad, particularly in the inner city neighbourhoods east of Port of Spain’s city centre, Laventille, Morvant and Barataria. This crime tends to occur within local communities but can sometimes affect visitors.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should always drive in Trinidad and Tobago with windows closed and doors locked.

Before travelling to Trinidad and Tobago it is advisable to read the full FCO page on safety and security for the latest information and advice.