TIME ZONE: Summer: EST (Eastern Standard Time), equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)-5 hours; Winter: EST+1, GMT-4. Daylight savings time is not observed in Trinidad and Tobago. CURRENT TIME:01:05:00 PM
EXCHANGE RATE: A floating rate system is in force. Currently $1US=$6 TT; $1CDN = $4.48TT
The average length of Trinidad is 80 km and its average breadth is 59 km.
Tobago is 41 km long and 12 km at its greatest breadth.
Trinidad has a land mass of 4,828 sq.km. or 1,864 square miles.
Tobago has an area of 300 sq.km, or 116 square miles.
Piarco International Airport (POS) is 27km (17 miles) east of Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago
Airport facilities include duty-free shops, banks, ATMs, car hire, restaurants, light refreshments, shops and tourist information.
Carapichaima asharam is about 30 km from Piacaro International airport (POS) and is about 35 km south of Port of Spain.
Crown Point (TAB) is 13km (8 miles) from Scarborough and very close to most of the main hotels. Taxis are available (prices for standard journeys are published in the airport arrival lounge).
There is a Departure tax of TT$100(payable in local currency only). Transit passengers and children under five years of age are exempt.
APPLYING FOR A VISA:
To apply for a visa to Trinidad and Tobago you need to fill out a visa application form, details on required documents to submit can be found in the visa application kit.
If you are a US citizen NO visa is required.
Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago,
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
1000 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131-3047
United States of America
Consulate General of the Republic of T&T
475 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y., 10017-7700
Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
1708 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036