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Tobago offers visitors a relaxing, authentic Caribbean experience that is unlike any other. From its quiet beaches to its pristine Main Ridge Forest Reserve – the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere – Tobago is a tropical paradise.

You can experience 260 species of birdlife, including a stunning array of hummingbirds and our national bird, the rufous-vented chachalaca. The crystal-clear waters of Nylon Pool are not to be missed, plus its diving is world-class, with the largest-known brain coral, giant leatherback turtles and hundreds of tropical fish making for some magnificent sightings.

Tobago is unspoilt, untouched and undiscovered.

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Can British travellers go to Tobago?

Tobago’s borders remain closed. We await advice from the government of Trinidad & Tobago and will keep agents informed as the advisories come through.

Tobago has been added to the government’s red list, meaning travellers returning from the country must isolate in a government-approved quarantine hotel on their return to the UK. The government advises against travel to any red-list destination.

You can find the latest information here.

Which airlines fly from the UK to Tobago?

When travel resumes, British Airways will be flying twice a week from Gatwick to Tobago (on Mondays and Fridays), and Virgin Atlantic will be flying twice-weekly in winter and once a week in summer from Heathrow.

British Airways will also be flying from Gatwick to Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, five days a week, allowing a connection on Caribbean Airlines to fly onward to Tobago.

What can travellers expect on arrival in Tobago?

Visitors and local residents should practise social distancing of two metres, wear masks in all public places, and wash hands regularly.

Tobago has been awarded the WTTC Safe Travels certification, and hotels and transport providers will be expected to adhere to strict local guidelines. More than 100 tourism businesses have now signed up to the Safe Travels stamp.

What’s new in Tobago?

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Tobago has recently received the Unesco Man and the Biosphere designation for a large section of the northeast of the island, and achieved Blue Flag pilot status for three of its beaches.

The ANR Robinson International Airport will undergo a huge expansion in 2022. This will consist of constructing a brand-new international terminal and other upgrades including a new car park and expansion of the tarmac. Ensuring sustainability and minimising environmental impact will be two major areas of focus for this project. For more information, click here.

Take Me to Tobago Week

Find out more about the island with Travel Weekly’s Take Me to Tobago series, showcasing some of its key selling points.

Watch the below video to learn how to make hot chocolate with Tobago Cocoa Estate, and a dried sorrel drink at the Blue Crab.

Catch up with all the videos from Take Me to Tobago Week here.

PICTURE: Vlogger Benny

Last updated June 11, 2021

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