The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince due to the risk of criminal activity.
Demonstrations and protest marches occasionally take place in Port-au-Prince and other cities, especially Cap Haitien and Les Cayes. Demonstrations may occur with little warning and can turn violent. They may often be accompanied by improvised road blocks. You should avoid all demonstrations, and monitor government announcements and media releases.
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Haiti and the number of reported cases in the region is increasing. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.
The hurricane season in Haiti normally runs from June to November. You should monitor weather updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters
You should take great care due to the risk of criminal activity throughout the country. See Crime
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
There is a small British Embassy in Haiti but it does not provide consular (or visa) services. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Honorary Consul (telephone: 509 3744 6371) or the British Embassy in Santo Domingo.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.