Travel Advisory

PM speaks out against "inaccurate" negative travel advisories

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley raised the issue of countries making inaccurate pronouncements on Trinidad and Tobago saying that this practice has an adverse effect on the nation’s ability to stimulate growth and development.

This is according to a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) Heads of Government Roundtable today when he made the comment.

The Prime Minister noted that Trinidad and Tobago pursues tourism as a viable industry for growth and development.

US travel advisory: "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning"

The US Government has updated a travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago, warning, among other things, that terrorists may attack with little or no warning.

It advises visitors to be cautious at all times.

The following is the latest advisory posted on the website of the US Department of State:

"Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk. 

Do not travel to Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain due to crime.  

UK updates travel advisory following murder of British cricketer

The United Kingdom has updated its travel advisory to this country, following the murder of a British national on Sunday.

The advisory takes note of the murder, stating, "A British national was murdered after being robbed at gunpoint in the Mt D’Or area of Mt Hope in Trinidad on 10 April 2016".

22-year-old aspiring cricketer Adrian St John was shot and killed while vacationing here. 

Over 30 thousand British citizens come to this country annually.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds T&T to travel advisories over Zika virus

The United States has added Trinidad and Tobago to the list of countries that warns potential travellers, and especially pregnant women, of risk of acquiring the Zika virus.

The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the announced in a statement.

It said: "CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC added the following destinations to the Zika virus travel notices: Trinidad and Tobago and the Marshall Islands."