Trinidad and Tobago removes travel pass and testing requirement
Following the shutdown of the TT Travel Pass system on June 1, 2022, the Minister of Health of Trinidad and Tobago announced that effective July 1, travelers will no longer be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test .
At a press conference on Tuesday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said: “The Honorable Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert has authorized me to inform the country that from Friday July 1 (after- tomorrow) the requirement for a PCR/Antigen test to enter Trinidad and Tobago will be discontinued. Previously, travelers entering Trinidad and Tobogao had to provide a negative PCR or antigen test. If no test was provided before travel, passengers could enter a state-approved quarantine facility to be tested at the traveler’s expense.
The Travel Pass system was discontinued on June 1 due to a cap in the number of COVID-19 cases, along with other supporting regional and international data. At an earlier press conference, Minister Deyalsingh noted that cases have stabilized at around 200 cases per day, saying they are “seeing a decline from this acute phase of the pandemic”, but reminded travelers and citizens that the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over.
At this point, the only policy still in place is the use of face masks. Travelers will only be required to wear masks if traveling to Trinidad and Tobago or on certain outbound flights (depending on airline and destination).
[Featured Photo: TT Travel Pass (screenshot)]