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Although damanged by natural disasters, Haiti remains a strong and unique country. Haiti remains a top producer of various produce and plants. It is a common destination for foreign aid workers.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Haiti. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Haiti: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies and influenza.
Zika is a high risk in Haiti. Zika in a pregnant can cause severe birth defects and pregnant women are strongly cautioned against traveling to Haiti. Zika can be passed through mosquitoes and through sexual intercourse.
Medical facilities in Haiti are rare and usually not of the highest quality. You should purchase medical evacuation insurance before traveling to Haiti.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Cholera is an ongoing epidemic in Haiti. Nearly 1 million residents and travelers have contracted the virus since the 2010 outbreak began and over 10,000 have died.
Practice extreme caution in regards to cholera while in Haiti and before your trip. Cholera vaccination for a trip to Haiti is highly recommended. Around seven percent of the population of Haiti has contracted cholera at one point. Travelers are at an increased risk.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport with at least six months is required to enter Haiti. If travelers are intending to stay more than 90 days, they must get a travel visa through the embassy.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Haiti has a tropical climate where it is hot and humid year-round.
There are dry and rainy seasons. The dry season in Haiti runs from November to January. The wet season runs from February to May. It rains up to 200 cm every year, but it mostly occurs in the southern region.
Temperatures range throughout the year from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning for Haiti. Travelers are cautioned from traveling to Haiti due to health concerns of zika and cholera. There are limited medical facilities in the country, making travel here dangerous.
Although the potential for terrorist activity is low, the potential for political crime is high.
You should arrange airport and hotel transfers in advance.
Only use cameras with permission.
Voudo is one of the most widely practiced religions in Haiti. Originally brought to Haiti by slaves from Africa. Many slaves disguised their Voudo practices by giving spirits different Catholic names.
The basic belief of Voudo is that everything is spirit. There are different spirits in the visible and unseen world.
Voudo temples are often unassuming and tucked away. As a traveler you will need a local guide to locate and find a Voudo ceremony. Most places accept tourists, but it’s always good to create a good relationship with the priest first. As a tourist, you may be asked for a cash donation.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Haiti:
All Americans visiting Haiti should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Haiti, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince
Boulevard du 15 October,
Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre
Telephone: +(509) 2229-8000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(509) 2229-8000
Fax: +(509) 2229-8027
Visit the Embassy to Haiti website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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