A British national was murdered in the Riseland area of Tobago in October 2015.
There are high levels of violent crime in Trinidad, including murder, especially in parts of the capital Port of Spain. Robbery and other crimes targeting tourists have occurred.
There is a general threat from terrorism.
There is a risk of mosquito-borne illnesses in Trinidad and Tobago dengue and chikungunya fever. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
Trinidad and Tobago is rarely affected by hurricanes, but severe tropical storms can occur, which can result in localised flooding and landslides.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for western companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.