Trinidad and Tobago visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Trinidadian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay in Trinidad and Tobago for up to 90 days without a visa.
  • Before entry into Trinidad and Tobago, visitors must have a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds, and return travel ticket.
  • Intending visitors' passports must carry blank pages for stamps and other entry or exit accreditation.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the time of arrival.
  • Visitors are expected to clear their luggage at the first airport of entry in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • There are no airport taxes required upon departure from the airport of arrival.
  • Flights from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town to the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago are possible with South African Airways, KLM, British Airways, Air France, TAAG, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, and a few other carriers.
  • These carriers fly from international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
  • 1 day, 3 hours is the estimated flight from Johannesburg to the Port of Spain, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town and 1 day, 7 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Intending visitors staying in Trinidad and Tobago can exchange their foreign currencies (preferably United States dollars or Euros) for the local Trinidad and Tobago dollar in banks and other legal foreign exchange offices.
  • In Trinidad and Tobago, ATMs are available in many business and luxury outlets, tourists sites, malls, supermarkets across the country. Credit/debit cards are equally accepted in many upscale business outlets.
  • Trinidad and Tobago have a hot and humid climate that varies according to the regions.
  • Due to the natural, historical and architectural endowments present in Trinidad and Tobago, it is a prime spot for tourists, visitors and vacationers.
  • Trinidad and Tobago's uses type A and B plug types, a 115 V supply voltage and 60 Hz.
  • English alongside, Trinidadian Hindustani, Tobagonian Creole, and Trinidadian English Creole are the most widely spoken languages across Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Trinidad and Tobago's diverse and multi-layered religious landscape features Protestant Christians, Roman Catholic Christians, Hindus, and Muslims, 
  • Intending visitors are advised to be cordial, respectful and conscious of their surrounding as they go about the reason for their visit. It is advisable to ask before taking pictures of locals or trespassing sacred or private places.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago?

The best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago is from January to May as the weather is more pleasant and conducive for outdoor as well as indoor activities between these months.

Is Trinidad and Tobago a safe place to visit?

While Trinidad and Tobago are open to visitors mostly through tourism -making it relatively safe- it is best to still be conscious of possible petty crimes targeted at visitors. Locals are also known to be helpful with safety tips and it is best to listen to them.

What dishes are famous in Trinidad and Tobago?

Souse, Corn soup, Chow, Bake and Shark, Black pudding, Roti are some dishes popular with many in Trinidad and Tobago.

What to do in Trinidad and Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago are homes to beaches, forests, parks, and hiking paths all of which offer recreational activities to visitors.

What is Trinidad and Tobago best known for?

Trinidad and Tobago are known for their Carnival and Diwali celebrations and as the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, parang and chutney.

Is trindad and Tobago homophobic?