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Risk Ratings  

    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Haiti

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundTest Requirement:

A negative COVID-19 test result is required from all passengers prior to boarding any flight to Haiti. These tests must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding and may be antigen or PCR tests.

Instead of a negative test, passengers who have had COVID-19 previously may present a positive test together with documentation from their attending physician evidencing their recovery.
(Until further notice)
Border Closure:

Land border crossings with the Dominican Republic have reopened.
(Until further notice)
Passenger locator forms/declarations:

The Government of Haiti has recently mandated all inbound travellers to self-declare their COVID-19 status. Travellers must complete a health declaration form and present it to authorities upon arrival. Travellers will be required to retain this form for 14 days after arrival to facilitate contact tracing as necessary. The Ministry of Public Health (MSPP) will check in with passengers three times after arrival to determine any onset of COVID-19 symptoms.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA state of emergency is in effect until 29 June. A nightly curfew is in place from 22.00 until 05.00.
(Ends 29 June 2021)
Masks must be worn in public.
(Until further notice)
Border between Haiti and Dominican Republic open to vehicle and pedestrian travel.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Haiti

COVID-19 information for Haiti

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Violent crime is a major concern, particularly in the capital Port-au-Prince. Frequent crimes include kidnap-for-ransom, carjackings, home invasions, shootings, armed robberies, residential theft and homicides. Such crimes, which are fuelled by a dire economic situation, widespread poverty and the easy availability of firearms, present a significant security concern for business travellers, especially in Port-au-Prince. The densely inhabited areas of cities such as Cap-Haïtien, Les Cayes and Gonaives have also witnessed an increase in the murder rate, with most killings taking place during attempted robberies. Violent homophobic attacks and sexual assault are also a concern.

Protests occur frequently in the capital and other major cities, often at short notice. Such gatherings regularly descend into violence and demonstrators are liable to stage roadblocks. Haiti is prone to hurricanes from June to November, which bring strong winds and heavy rain and can cause severe flooding. In addition, the Caribbean tectonic plate is situated just off the north coast and tremors are occasionally felt.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Haiti
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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