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US Embassy: Trinidad is not safe

Regional 01 Feb, 2021 Follow News

Port of Spain’s health and safety problems are mounting

Trinidad and Tobago is not a safe place to travel to presently for many reasons, according to the United States Embassy in Port of Spain. It has advised Americans to reconsider travelling to Trinidad and Tobago to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the prevalence of crime, terrorism and kidnapping.

The embassy on its website on Jan. 25 stated that the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) had issued a “Level 3” travel health notice for Trinidad and Tobago due to COVID-19. The embassy defines a “Level 3” alert as “reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago”. Level 4 is “Do not travel”.

“Travellers to Trinidad and Tobago may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Trinidad and Tobago due to Covid-19,” the statement added.

With regard to crime, the Embassy listed several areas US citizens should not visit. They include: “Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain as violent crime, such as murder, robbery, assault, sexual assault and home invasion is common.”

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