Foreign travel advice

Haiti

Summary

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.

Zika virus has been reported in 2016. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.

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

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.

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.