Haiti Vaccinations and Travel Advice

Haiti Vaccinations and Travel Advice

While traveling to Haiti, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

What makes Haiti so special? This Caribbean paradise is popular for its coastal landscapes of rare beauty and a culture rich in variety. This place is more than just a destination to catch the sun’s rays, offering beautiful Caribbean beaches and awe-inspiring mountain landscapes. For a unique travelling experience, a trip to the Blue Pool and Kokoye Beach is in order. Your trip to Haiti will be complete with the discovery of its pictorial art, and the monument of Nèg Mawon Port-au-Prince which represents Haiti’s identity and independence.

Haiti’s beautiful waters

What vaccines do I need for Haiti in 2020?

The Government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccinations for travelling to Haiti in 2020: MeaslesHepatitis ATyphoidHepatitis BMalariaRabies.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Haiti

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Haiti

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin, Suprax or CiprofloxacinAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline, Chloroquine or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Medical Care in Haiti

Public institutions provide services which are of a much poorer quality to private services in Haiti. Whilst Port-au-Prince offers private doctors and hospitals, many of those are not always accessible. The Canapé Vert Hospital and Diquini Adventist Hospital are both recommended by the embassy for travelers seeking treatment.

In Haiti, it is easy to buy drugs without a prescription as they are not subjected to rigorous regulation. Street vendors also sell medicines but you are advised to avoid these. A list of reliable pharmacies includes the Pharmacy of the Champ de Mars (25 Rue Capois) and Multipharma (35 Rue Lamarre).

There are no centralized emergency numbers. Please keep in your wallet contact information about local police and medical centers. Click the links above for updated contact information.

Is Haiti Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Port-au-Prince area AVOID NON ESSENTIAL TRAVELHigh crime risk; consult link below for precautions
Crime High risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Kidnapping Risk present, regardless of social class
Road safety Poorly maintained, narrow and rarely lit roads
Public transportation Avoid all, especially shared taxis (tap taps) and buses
Marine transportation Risk of ferry accidents
Health Zika virus and dengue fever warning
Risk level High degree of caution
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Haiti?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

For those travelling under 90 days, only a passport is required to enter Haiti. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.

You will need to pay 10$ USD as an entry fee once there.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Haiti information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Haiti
Street Address:
Delmas Road, between Delmas 75 and 71,
Port-au-Prince

Tel.: 011 (509) 2-812-9000
Fax: N/A

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website