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Country Information

Trinidad and Tobago

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
  • Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Trinidad & Tobago dollar TTD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
TTD 100 =~ CHF 16.50 ; CHF 1 =~ TTD 6.06 (09/2019)
Import local currency
unlimited; TTD 20'000.00 and more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; the equivalent of TTD 20'000.00 and more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; TTD 5'000.00 and more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; the equivalent of TTD 5'000.00 and more must be declared
Note
  • Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
  • Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
English

Capital

Port of Spain

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Port of Spain, 70 Dundonald Street
Tel. +1 868 623 7816 / +1 868 627 7226

Opening hours

Banks
8.00 - 14.00/15.00 h (Mon - Thu)
8.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Fri)
Stores
8.00/9.00 - 19.00/20.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
International driver's license required.
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

Health situation

Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
High crime rate in Port of Spain: pickpockets and purse snatching.
Take customary safety precautions and avoid nighttime driving.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Wearing military style clothing is illegal.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.