The extreme conditions of Haiti require travelers to plan early in order to be ready for any situation they may encounter. Take the time to review your packing list to cut out all unneeded goods, freeing up space for things you really need.
1. Dehydration kit.
Packing a dehydration kit is essential when visiting Haiti. With hot temperatures and the potential to contract traveler’s diarrhea, having access to a dehydration kit will keep you happy and healthy.
2. Prescription drugs.
Even in the capital city of Port au Prince, Haiti has very limited access to prescription drugs. You should anticipate not being able to find even the most basic prescriptions.
3. Quality shoes.
Poor roads, infrastructure, and sanitation in Haiti are all good reasons to bring quality shoes. You will want something that is durable, can get dirty, and will keep your feet protected no matter where your travels take you.
4. First-aid kit.
Preparation is key when traveling to Haiti. While it may seem over-zealous to bring items such as surgical masks, safety pins, latex gloves, and syringes, these items that may not be readily available to you should there be an emergency.
5. Hand sanitizer and Anti-bacterial wipes.
Haiti’s sanitation differs greatly from the standards you may be accustomed to in the United States. Being able to protect yourself from germs by sanitizing your hands will help keep you happy and healthy.