Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Haiti on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Authorities have temporarily closed Toussaint Louverture International Airport. Check with your travel company for the latest information and restrictions.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Haiti.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Haiti

Current measures still in place aimed at tackling the spread of the coronavirus are:

  • the wearing of face masks in public places is compulsory
  • frequent handwashing/use of hand sanitiser
  • social distancing
  • a 14 day self-isolation period for anyone entering the country with symptoms of COVID-19.

Accommodation

Most hotels have re-opened. Measures regarding social distancing, use of hand sanitiser and the wearing of masks are in place.

Public places and services

Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. The wearing of masks in public places is compulsory.

Healthcare in Haiti

Medical services throughout the country are extremely limited, easily overwhelmed and offer a poor standard of care. Emergency response is not guaranteed as there are not enough ambulances to provide adequate service. Ambulances may not have the basic required medical supplies on board. Life-threatening emergencies may require evacuation by air ambulance, which can be very expensive, at the patient’s expense.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should ask your hotel to take you to a private medical clinic.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Haiti

This page will be updated as information is available about how you can get a vaccination in Haiti. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Haiti, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

Information is available from the Ministry of Health (Ministere de la Sante publique et de la Population (in French and Kreyol).