Trinidad is the southernmost of the Caribbean islands, 32 kms south of the much smaller Tobago Island. Together they cover 5,000 sq kms. 96% of the population lives on Trinidad Is. Three mountain ranges cross the island of Trinidad but apart from these mountains, the land is mostly low-lying, fringed by mangrove swamps. Tobago Island has a single mountain ridge.

The climate is tropical, hot and humid, with the wet season June to December, interrupted by a short dry spell around September or October. The dry season is January to May. Average temperature is 29°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Enjoying the tropical beaches of Trinidad and Tobago can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on entry and return to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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