Get ready for your trip to Trinidad and Tobago. Order your Trinidad and Tobago Dollars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you’ll have more TTD cash to spend. Have your Trinidad and Tobago Dollar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Trinidad and Tobago
Jet off well-informed to Trinidad and Tobago. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Trinidad and Tobago.
Larger shops and hotels in Trinidad and Tobago will be able to accept international card payments. However most local shops in Trinidad and Tobago cannot accept card payments and will only accept cash.
If you are going to pay by card in Trinidad and Tobago: Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in the Caribbean. In addition, your bank’s TTD to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Trinidad and Tobago, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an essential means of payment in Trinidad and Tobago, often preferred by locals. Many vendors will only accept cash for payments, including taxi drivers, street vendors, smaller shops, bars, clubs and restaurants (for example those on The Avenue in Port of Spain), local markets, fruit stalls, coconut vendors on the beach etc…
We recommend that you take plenty of Trinidad and Tobago dollars in cash with you on your trip to Trinidad and Tobago.
For a coffee in a cafe in Trinidad and Tobago, expect to pay around $15 – $30 TTD. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost around $300 to $600 TTD.
The cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago is around 17% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
Tipping is recommended in Trinidad and Tobago. Local waiters don’t have high salaries and tips are an important part of their income.
If you like the service you should tip 10% or more.
Banknotes in Trinidad and Tobago
All Trinidad and Tobago Dollar banknotes have recently been updated from paper versions to polymer plastic versions. Since December 2021, the paper Trinidad and Tobago dollar banknotes are no longer legal tender. You should make sure that you only accept the polymer banknotes, not the paper ones. Banknotes in circulation are $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 TTD.
Coins in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago coins range from 1c to 50c.
Trinidad and Tobago’s currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the import of Trinidad and Tobago Dollars or foreign currencies into Trinidad and Tobago but you need to declare all foreign currency upon arrival.
There are restrictions on the export of Trinidad and Tobago Dollars from Trinidad and Tobago: Travelers are only allowed to export $200 TTD in banknotes. Foreign currency can be exported without restrictions as long as the amounts are not more than the amounts declared upon arrival.
Ordering Trinidad and Tobago Dollars online
Order Trinidad and Tobago Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Trinidad and Tobago Dollars online.
Selling back Trinidad and Tobago Dollars
If you have Trinidad and Tobago Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Trinidad and Tobago Dollars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘TTD Trinidad and Tobago Dollar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Trinidad and Tobago Dollars.
Please be advised that we do not buy the old paper TTD banknotes: The paper TTD bills ceases to be legal tender in December 2021 and we cannot exchange them. We can exchange all polymer Trinidad and Tobago dollar banknotes: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 TTD bills made of polymer plastic, not paper.