Official Travel Advice for Haiti
Summary - change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Haiti due to the current unstable and dangerous security situation
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Haiti due to the current unstable and dangerous security situation.
The most recent protests in Port au Prince and elsewhere in Haiti started on 7 February. Sporadic, unpredictable and sometimes violent demonstrations and roadblocks continue. These could occur at any time and may turn violent. The movement of goods and people into and within the country has been disrupted due to blocked roads and security incidents. As a consequence, there are fuel and food shortages.
If you’re in Haiti or due to undertake essential travel, you should remain vigilant 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 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 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.
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
Consular support is not available from the British Embassy in Haiti. However, the British Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic can provide consular support to British nationals.
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.
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Visitors/Tourists: 349,000 in 2011
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Population: 704,776 (in 2003)