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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Haiti Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Haiti

Local Situation: 3.9 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Haiti. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Haiti shares a land border with Dominican Republic. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.1.

Risk scoring history for Haiti

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Haiti.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Haiti from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese travellers 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 ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Since 7 February, there have been violent protests and road blocks in Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti. There are reports of fuel and food shortages. Remain vigilant, avoid crowds and protests as they may quickly turn violent, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. Limit your movements as much as possible, stock up on essential ...

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/caribbean/Pages/haiti.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, and incidents of kidnapping have occurred. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/haiti-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/haiti

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to Haiti due to high levels of violent crime and civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/haiti

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Överväg noga resor till landet. Det kan förekomma oroligheter. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HT

Individual changes for Haiti

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Haiti. Most recent events first.

Changes from June 12th 2019

The total rating for Haiti changed from 4.0 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Haiti to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 28th 2019

The total rating for Haiti changed from 4.2 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Haiti to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

About Haiti

Haiti with its capital Port-au-Prince is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly smaller than Maryland (27,750 km²). The country is located Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic. The climate can be described as tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds. The landscape is mostly rough and mountainous. With a population of about 8.92 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Port-au-Prince
Population about 8.92 million
Size 27.750 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages French, Haitian
Currency Gourde (short: HTG)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies none
International phone prefix +509
Internet Top Level Domain .ht
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 HT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 HTI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 332

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Haiti is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • extensive deforestation (much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel)
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October
  • occasional flooding and earthquakes
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Haiti. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. flour milling
  3. light assembly using imported parts
  4. sugar refining
  5. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. corn
  4. mangoes
  5. rice
  6. sorghum
  7. sugarcane
  8. vetiver
  9. wood

Haitian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Haiti.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. mangoes
  5. manufactures
  6. oils

Import products

  1. food
  2. fuels
  3. machinery
  4. manufactured goods
  5. raw materials
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Haiti?

Haiti is currently rated at 3,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Haiti.

Is it safe to travel Haiti in 2019?

The score is rather high (3,9) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Haiti?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Haiti.

What is the size of Haiti?

Haiti has a size of 27,750 km² or 10,714 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.