Pack prescription drugs
Limited medical services and supplies require travelers to take preemptive steps before arriving in Haiti. Be sure to pack any essential drugs.
Getting vaccinated should be one of your top priorities when traveling to Haiti. Infectious diseases prevalent, and the only way to protect yourself is to receive all vaccinations at least 4-6 weeks prior to your departure.
Be selective with food and drink options
Sanitary conditions are subpar throughout Haiti. In order to avoid illnesses such as Cholera, spread by contaminated food and beverages, travelers must remain acutely aware of where and what they are putting into their bodies.
Creole food and local beverages will stimulate your senses, but, if you are not careful, they may make you feel very sick. Traveler’s diarrhea is a serious condition and should be treated as such. Making use of anti-diarrhea medications and your dehydration kit will help protect you from other complications.
Packing a well stocked first-aid kit that includes latex gloves, band-aids, anti-septic wipes, medical scissors, and syringes will provide you with the resources you need in the event of an emergency. Preparation is essential in Haiti since access to medical care is very limited.