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Banking


Banking Hours
Banking hours are usually Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Friday 8.00 a.m – 12 noon and 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The opening hours can vary from bank to bank so it is advisable to check beforehand.
Cash points are available in key tourist areas around the island. Foreign currency can be exchanged at some banks and hotels. Banks do charge a fee for exchanging travellers’ cheques and we would recommend you to have your cheques in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
The exchange rate is subject to fluctuation but you can generally expect an exchange rate of TT$ 6.23 for 1US$ and approx. 9 – 10TT$ to the Pound Sterling.

Visit investments/banking area for further information.


Currency

Tobago’s official currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$) = 100 cents
Notes are in denominations of TTs 100, 20, 10, 5 and 1
Coins are in denominations of TTs 1 and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents
US Dollars are widely accepted in major hotels and shops as are credit cards and travellers’ cheques

Visit investments/banking area for further information.


Shopping Hours

Shops are usually open Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. and Saturdays
8.00 a.m. to midday. Limited shopping is available on Sundays.

Visit our shopping area for further information.


Post Offices/Post

Post Offices are open 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday to Friday only.

The local postage company TT Post can provide a “snail” mail, express mail and courier delivery service. Fedex provides an international courier service.

Beautiful collections of colourful local stamps are available for philatelists and others.

Dress Code

Dress is normally casual throughout Tobago. Some hotels and restaurants however stipulate “elegantly casual” in the evenings. Visitors should remember to cover up if venturing into the shops direct from the beach.

Topless bathing is definitely not encouraged on the beaches, while men should not visit public places bare-backed.

Tobago wishes it’s visitors to have a wonderful time but has certain standards which it likes to retain.

Electricity

You may find either 110 volt or 220 volts this varies subject to your location.
We would advise you to check before you travel to Tobago to ensure you have the correct travel adaptors and transformers.

Language

The local language is English – but with a charming “Tobagan” dialect


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