Trinidad and Tobago Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

For passengers over 17 years: free import of:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 1,5 litres of wine or spirits;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume;
- personal effects;
- gifts up to a value of USD 200.- or TTD 1,200.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:


Passenger must carry import permit from the commissioner of police in Trinidad and Tobago and a firearms users license. The transporting airline's station manager must be informed prior to arrival. Non-compliance could result in a fine for the carrier.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:


Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage in the cabin or as cargo. Quarantine of at least 6 months. Exempt are cats and dogs coming directly from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and United Kingdom, if accompanied by government veterinarian health and rabies inoculation certificate showing pet free from disease and country of origin free from rabies for previous 6 months. Entry Permit must be obtained in advance directly from the director of agriculture, St. Clair, Trinidad. Advice must be sent to the station manager of the transporting airline at point of disembarkation at least 24 hours before arrival in order to arrange for government veterinary clearance. Pets in transit on the same aircraft are exempt from all requirements. Pets making connection to another flight within 24 hours of arrival must be accompanied by a transit permit obtained from the director of agriculture, St. Clair, Trinidad.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

At the first airport of entry in Trinidad and Tobago.


Currency Import regulations:

For residents import of local currency (Trinidad and Tobago Dollar-TTD) is allowed with up to TTD 200.- in banknotes. If declared on arrival, no restrictions for import of foreign currencies (including traveler's cheques, etc.).

Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions, if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

For residents export of local currency (Trinidad and Tobago Dollar-TTD) is allowed with up to TTD 200.-. Foreign currencies are permitted up to the equivalent of TTD 2,500.- once a year. All other amounts must be authorized by the Exchange Control Department.

For non-residents export of local currency is allowed with up to TTD 200.- in banknotes. Foreign currencies may be exported up to the amount imported and declared.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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