Haiti: Arrival and Transport
How do you get to Haiti?
You can usually reach Haiti from Europe by plane or, more exotic, as a passenger on a cargo ship specially equipped for passengers. Haiti’s international airport is located in Port-au-Prince. The two large ports are also in Port-au-Prince and in Cap Haitien.
Travel in the country
There are irregular bus connections to other cities from the capital.
Haiti’s road system is in very poor condition. Only around 1,000 km of the 4,000 km long road network are asphalted. Raids are also to be expected.
In Port-au-Prince there are the usual rental car companies such B. alamo, avis, budget, dollar or hertz.
The largest ports are in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.
Right-hand traffic prevails in Haiti. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. It is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD, before starting your journey – and from the Foreign Office about the current security situation.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, Haiti’s international license plate is:
Haiti: Embassies and Consulates
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Haiti embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Haiti in Germany
The building in which the embassy of Haiti is located is a modern office building on Uhlandstrasse just before Kantstrasse. Opposite, in Kantstrasse, is the furniture and equipment center “Stilwerk”. The M49 bus stop is on Kantstrasse in front of the “Parisbar” restaurant. Not too far away is the station “Zoologischer Garten”
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Berlin
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 88 55 41 34
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 88 55 41 35
Consulate in Aidlingen
Tel: 0049 – (0) 7056 – 9 20 21/23 67
Fax: 0049 – (0) 7056 – 47 51
Consulate in Bremerhaven
Tel: 0049 – (0) 471 – 25 95 88
Fax: 0049 – (0) 471 – 25 05 27
Consulate in Frankfurt/Main
60322 Frankfurt a. M.
Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 55 15 86/77 51 39/28 31
39/28 27 79 Fax: 0049 – (0) 69 – 5 06 42 95
Consulate in Hamburg-Rissen
Tinsdaler Kirchenweg 275 A
Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 28 40 01 20
Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 28 40 01 20
Consulate in Mainz
Tel: 0049 – (0) 6131 – 55 75-0
Fax: 0049 – (0) 6131 – 55 75 39
Consulate in Neustadt
67433 Neustadt ad Weinstrasse/Haardt
Tel: 0049 – (0) 6321 – 3 00 54/21 68
Fax: 0049 – (0) 6321 – 3 00 54/21 68
German representations in Haiti
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Port-au-Prince
2, Impasse Claudinette, Bois Moquette
Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Ambassade de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne
PO Box 1147
Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tel: 00509 – 29 49 02 02
Fax: 00509 – 22 57 41 31
Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cap Haitien
Rue 11 A
Tel: 00509 – 62 23 44
00509 – 62 03 81
Fax: 00509 – 62 07 99
Austrian representations in Haiti
The embassy in Venzuela is responsible (see here >>>).
Austrian Honorary Consulate General in Port-au-Prince
Rue Rosa, Impasse Guercy # 8 A
Port au Prince, Haiti
Tel: 00509 – (0) 2 – 3 701 85 00
Fax: 00509 – (0) 2 – 2 223 18 86
Email: hacken8 @ aol.com
Representations of Haiti in Austria
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Vienna
Prinz Eugen Strasse 56/16
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 943 53 63
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 943 53 63
Swiss representations in Haiti
Swiss Embassy in Port-au-Prince
Rue Ogé 12
6140 Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince
Ambassade de Suisse
Boîte Postale 15164
HaïtiTel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 322 18 46
Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 322 18 49
Representations of Haiti in Switzerland
The embassy in Paris is responsible.
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Paris
Rue Théodule-Ribot 10
Tel: 0033 (0) 1 – 47 63 47 78
Fax: 0033 (0) 1 – 42 27 02 05
Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Zurich
Tel: 0041 – (0) 44 – 381 69 89
Fax: 0041 – (0) 44 – 381 49 64
Haiti: entry and exit regulations
A passport with a validity of at least 6 months is required. German, Austrian and Swiss citizens can enter Haiti for up to three months without a visa. A visa is required for a longer stay.
Issuing of visas in Germany
Visa department of the Embassy of Haiti
Tel: +49 (0) 30 – 88 55 41 34
Fax: +49 (0) 30 – 88 55 41 35
Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland
See under Representations of Haiti in Austria and Representations of Haiti in Switzerland.
Import and export of foreign currency
amounts that exceed the equivalent of 100,000 Gourdes must be declared.
In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. This fee is US $ 30 when leaving Haiti.
Import and export of goods The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. In addition, the import of coffee, alcohol and food is prohibited.
Entry with pets
An official veterinary health certificate is required for the importation of pets into Haiti. This health certificate must not be older than seven days at the time of entry. In addition, the animals must be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccination must have taken place at least 21 days before entry and must not be more than eleven months ago.
Haiti: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings
In Haiti, the following infectious diseases are to be expected, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe:
- Malaria, there is a year-round and nationwide (with the exception of Port-au-Prince) malaria risk at an altitude below 300-500 m. The infections occur almost exclusively with the very dangerous malaria tropica.
- AIDS, HIV, there is a very high risk, unprotected sexual intercourse, blood transmission (eg after accidents) or injections must be avoided at all costs
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- Ciguatera fish poisoning
- Chagas disease
- Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
- Dengue fever disease
- Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
- Hepatitis A and B, infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in those who may come into contact with blood or who have had sexual contact with local residents.
- Typhoid, an infection risk only exists for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
when traveling to Haiti, the following vaccinations recommended:
- Cholera, only among travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
- Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for those who may come into contact with blood or who have had sexual contact with local residents.
- Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country.
- Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
As already mentioned above, all persons who are older than one year and who come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO are required to be vaccinated against a yellow fever disease.
Yellow fever vaccination for children
In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted: In a vaccination against yellow fever, there were a number of side effects, such. B. Encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, children under this age are not allowed under any circumstancesbe vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!
When traveling in the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. If the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.
Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?
Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.
Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007. There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:
- Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A and B
- Meningococcal meningitis
- Polyo (polio)
- Tetanus (tetanus)
Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis. As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.
Hazards/current warning notices
Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
Haiti: Currency, Shopping, and Exchange Rate
The national currency of Haiti is the
Haitian Gourde = 100 Centimes.
The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:
Coins are available in the following values:
- 50 centimes
- 5 gourde
The current exchange rate to the euro and other currencies can be found at the following Dresdner Bank Internet
, however, that the rate mentioned is not the one which you actually get when you exchange money. So he differs z. B. depending on whether you are exchanging in your home country or in the country of travel, whether you are exchanging cash or withdrawing money from the machine. In addition, the rate differs when exchanging for the foreign currency and when exchanging back.
Bank opening times
- Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: closed
Shop opening times
The shop opening times vary greatly – there is no uniform regulation.