Haiti Travel Alerts and Warnings

Is it safe to travel to Haiti right now? Find out how COVID-19 restrictions may affect your travel plans.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) travel restrictions in Haiti – March 2020

On March 19 Haiti announced the closure of all its land, sea and air borders to travelers.

Quarantine restrictions of 14 days have been introduced for travelers from affected countries.

From 20 March, a curfew between 8pm and 5am is in place. There is a ban on all events/meetings of more than 10 people.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

Previous travel alerts for Haiti

'Do not travel' alert for Haiti – March 2020

On 5 March, 2020, the U.S. Department of State raised its level of advice to Level 4 "Do not travel" due to crime, civil unrest and kidnapping in Haiti.

It is important you follow the advice of your government when booking or planning a trip.

For travelers who are not from the United States, check your government's travel advisory for information that is most relevant to you.

Here are a number of travel safety tips for anyone who is in Haiti:

  • Avoid protests or demonstrations, which may turn violent
  • Carry limited cash with you during the day, keep your valuables locked up safely in your accommodation
  • Travel with a local guide, tour group or at least two people at all times
  • If you are robbed, do not resist to avoid risking injury or your life
  • Avoid walking at night – travel in a vehicle
  • Take note of dangerous areas around town, and listen to the advice of locals, guides or accommodation staff.

Protests and demonstrations in Haiti – February 2019

Several government travel advisories are warning travelers against travel to Haiti due to the deteriorating security situation, and have advised their citizens who may be in the country to depart Haiti immediately.

Violent protests have occurred in the capital, Port Au Haiti, and other towns since 7 February, 2019, as locals demand the resignation of the country's president and prime minister. Violent crime such as armed robbery has escalated and there are roadblocks in place across the country.

Medical and consular services may be limited or nonexistent. The main hospital in Port Au Prince is experiencing difficulties receiving supplies and staffing is limited due to the ongoing violence.

Demonstrators march in the streets of Port au Prince against the Haitian President. Photo credit: Getty Images/Hector Retamal - Contributor

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