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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 high risk of criminal activity.

Wednesday 17 October is Dessalines Day in Haiti and demonstrations are likely. You should avoid all demonstrations, monitor local news and follow the advice of local authorities. See Safety and Security.

After violent protests which broke out in Port-au-Prince and in the rest of the country during the weekend of 6 to 8 July 2018, calm has now returned. However, you should remain vigilant at all times, avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.

The Atlantic hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

You should heed the advice of local authorities before attempting to reach areas off the main arterial roads.

Demonstrations may occur with little warning and can turn violent. While most common in Port au Prince, other main cities, and border crossings, they can occur anywhere. They may often be accompanied by improvised road blocks. You should avoid all demonstrations, monitor local news and follow the advice of the local authorities.

You should take great care due to the risk of criminal activity throughout the country. See Crime

Curfews and new security regulations can be announced at short notice.

Take extra care if you’re travelling between Haiti and the Dominican Republic by road. There have been armed robberies in the Dominican Republic on roads close to the border with Haiti.

Blockades, often violent, occur frequently and with little warning in Haiti. Route Nationale 1, which heads north from Port au Prince, has been subject to daily, and sometimes violent, demonstrations. See Road travel

UK health authorities have classified Haiti as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Haiti, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

The small British Embassy in Haiti doesn’t provide consular or visa services. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

There are no central emergency services in Haiti. Medical facilities are very limited and offer a poor standard of care. Serious conditions may require medical evacuation, which can be very expensive. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.