Current travel advisories for Haiti

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. April 2024 at 08:18

It is not safe to travel Haiti.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.8 / 5

Haiti is a country in North America (Caribbean) with around 9 million citizens and a land mass of 27,750 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.0 / 5

Haiti shares a land border with Dominican Republic. For this country, the Danger Index is 3. See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/haiti

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Haiti due to the high level of kidnapping, violent crime and civil unrest (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HT

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
No specific risk level provided -

Danger level: 0

No warnings given..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/haiti

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We continue to advise do not travel to Haiti. The security situation is volatile. Violent crime is common, including murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault and carjacking. The Government of Haiti has extended the State of Emergency in the department of the Ouest until 3 May. Curfews may be in place and can change at short notice. Air, land and sea borders between Haiti and the Dominican Republic are closed. There's limited commercial options to depart Haiti but you should consider leaving the country when commercial flights become available and it's safe to do so. We advise: Do not travel to Haiti overall due to the dangerous security situation, threat of violent crime, kidnapping and severe shortages of basic necessities including fuel, water and food.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/haiti-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Updated to reflect the Ordered Departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and eligible family members for Embassy Port-au-Prince. Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and poor health care infrastructure. On July 27, 2023, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of U.S. government employees and non-emergency U.S. government employees. U.S. citizens in Haiti should depart Haiti as soon as possible by commercial or other privately available transportation options, in light of the current security situation and infrastructure challenges. U.S. citizens wishing to depart Port-au-Prince should monitor local news and only do so when considered safe. Country Summary: Kidnapping is widespread, and victims regularly include U.S. citizens. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked. Kidnapping cases often involve ransom negotiations and U.S. citizen victims have been physically harmed during kidnappings. Victim’s families have paid thousands of dollars to rescue their family members. Violent crime, often involving the use of firearms, such as  armed robbery, carjackings, and kidnappings for ransom that include U.S. citizens are common. Mob killings against presumed criminals have been on the rise since late April. Travelers are sometimes followed and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport. Robbers and carjackers also attack private vehicles stuck in heavy traffic congestion and often target lone drivers, particularly women. As a result, the U.S. Embassy requires its personnel to use official transportation to and from the airport. Protests, demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks are frequent, unpredictable, and can turn violent. The U.S. government is extremely limited in its ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Haiti – assistance on site is available only from local authorities (Haitian National Police and ambulance services). Local police generally lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Shortages of gasoline, electricity, medicine, and medical supplies continue throughout much of Haiti. Public and private medical clinics and hospitals often lack qualified medical staff and even basic medical equipment and resources. U.S. government personnel are limited only to the confined area around the Embassy and are prohibited from walking in Port-au-Prince. U.S. government personnel in Haiti are prohibited from: Using any kind of public transportation or taxis Visiting banks and using ATMs Driving at night Traveling anywhere between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Traveling without prior approval and special security measures in place. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Haiti. The Haitian Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) has confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the country.  

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/haitisicherheit/205048

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Haiti: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/haiti

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 9 million
Covering landmass
27,750 km²
Electricity
110V - 60Hz
Currency
Gourde (HTG)
ISO 2-Letter Code
HT
Phone prefix
+509
Top Level Domain
.ht
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
none

Airports in Haiti (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Haiti.

Is Haiti safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Haiti isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 4.8 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Haiti?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Haiti.

What countries does Haiti share land borders with?

Haiti shares a land border with Dominican Republic. For this country, the Danger Index is 3. See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!