Trinidad & Tobago is a long way from Scotland, with a very different climate and culture. We’ve put together some essential information so you know what to expect and can plan ahead.
Atlantic Standard Time
5 hours behind the UK
Port of Spain, on Trinidad
24 – 33 Celsius
You will need a travel adapter to use UK electrical devices in Trinidad & Tobago. Two flat prong plug sockets are used, the same as in the USA and Canada. Please make sure you bring your own adapters as Team Scotland will not provide them for you.
In Trinidad & Tobago, the standard voltage is 115V, much lower than UK mains electricity at 230V. The frequency is also different (50Hz) to the UK (60Hz). If you use UK appliances in Trinidad and Tobago, most likely they won’t be damaged, but may not function optimally. If you don’t want to take any chances, use a voltage converter.
Some appliances never need a converter. To be sure, check the label on the plug or device. If the label states ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, cameras, mobiles, toothbrushes, etc.
The climate in Trinidad & Tobago is maritime tropical and in August is expected to be warm and humid. During the Games, sunbathing is actively discouraged as this will significantly dehydrate you and limit your performance. The sun is stronger than you think so wear a hat, drink regularly and use a high factor sunscreen for UVA and UVB re-applying regularly.