Summary

The hurricane season in Haiti normally runs from June to November. Tropical Storm Erika may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Haiti from around 28 August. You should monitor weather updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters

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. 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.

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.