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Haiti

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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Haiti due to the volatile security situation.

Travel to Haiti is subject to entry restrictions

  • From 9 February, individuals travelling to Haiti will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding flights. This may be may be either an Antigen or PCR test, and must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding

  • If you travel to Haiti by air you may have your temperature taken upon arrival.
  • You will be required to complete a health declaration form on the flight, including contact and location information in Haiti, and present it to immigration authorities upon arrival.
  • You may be asked to self isolate for 14 days.
  • Specific entry procedures may change at short notice. Please check the Government of Haiti Ministry of Public Health website, or with your airline, for updated information.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

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If you’re planning travel to Haiti, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

There have been sporadic, unpredictable and sometimes violent demonstrations, protests and roadblocks throughout Haiti since July 2018, with a notable increase in civil unrest since September 2019. The movement of goods and people into and within the country is often disrupted due to blocked roads and security incidents. As a consequence, there are sometimes fuel and food shortages. There are currently no UK diplomats in country.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Consular support is not available from the British Embassy in Haiti. If you are in Haiti and need help, you should contact the British Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Our ability to offer consular support in Haiti from Santo Domingo is limited.

If you’re in Haiti, you should remain vigilant and informed at all times, keep movements to a minimum and regularly review your departure options. Avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings, monitor local media, follow the advice of local authorities and keep up to date with this travel advice. The following local FM radio stations broadcast in French and Kreyol: Radio Metropole 100.1; RFM 104.9; Radio Kiskeya 88.5; Radio IBO 98.5; Radio ONE 90.5; Radio Nationale d’Haiti 105.3; and Radio Pacific 101.5.

The Atlantic hurricane season 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 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.

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

Take extra care if you’re travelling between Haiti and the Dominican Republic by road, as there are high levels of crime near the border in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican side of the land border is currently closed other than for the movement of goods.

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 cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism

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