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Haiti Travel Guide

Haiti — Visas and Vaccinations

A visa is not required by nationals of most countries, excepting those from Panama, Colombia and the Dominican Republic for stays up to 90 days. Travelers must be in possession of a passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry, as well as a return airline ticket.

Health and Safety

Pick pocketing is prevalent in Haiti so precautions must be taken with your valuables in busy areas. The country is very poor so be careful not to stray into the slums, which could make you a target of opportunistic crimes. The road conditions in many parts of the country are bad following the 2010 earthquake. If you’re driving yourself, take extra precautions as the local drivers can be erratic. If you are traveling a long distance, carry extra fuel since isolated gas stations are prone to run out.

Waterborne diseases in Haiti are prevalent. There was an outbreak of cholera following the 2010 earthquake, so be sure that your drinking water has been treated. You should seek out the following vaccinations four to six weeks before arrival to Haiti: hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, tetanus, tuberculosis, and typhoid. Part of the country suffers from malaria and dengue fever so try to avoid getting bitten and seek medical care immediately if you think you’ve contracted it.

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