Travel to Haiti

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.

Rental cars

In Port-au-Prince there are the usual rental car companies such B. alamo, avis, budget, dollar or hertz.

Ferry connections

The largest ports are in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.

Traffic rules

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

Uhlandstraße 14

10623 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 88 55 41 34

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 88 55 41 35

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Aidlingen

Keplerstrasse 31

71134 Aidlingen

Tel: 0049 – (0) 7056 – 9 20 21/23 67

Fax: 0049 – (0) 7056 – 47 51

Consulate in Bremerhaven

Labradorstrasse 5

27572 Bremen

Tel: 0049 – (0) 471 – 25 95 88

Fax: 0049 – (0) 471 – 25 05 27

Consulate in Frankfurt/Main

Hynspergstraße 4

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

22559 Hamburg-Rissen

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 28 40 01 20

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 28 40 01 20

Consulate in Mainz

Hölderlinstrasse 1

55131 Mainz

Tel: 0049 – (0) 6131 – 55 75-0

Fax: 0049 – (0) 6131 – 55 75 39

Consulate in Neustadt

Mandelring 35

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

Email: [email protected]


Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cap Haitien

Rue 11 A

Cap Haitien

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 @

Representations of Haiti in Austria

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Vienna

Prinz Eugen Strasse 56/16

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 943 53 63

Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 943 53 63

Email: [email protected]

Swiss representations in Haiti

Swiss Embassy in Port-au-Prince

Rue Ogé 12

Place Saint-Pierre

6140 Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince


Ambassade de Suisse

Boîte Postale 15164

6140 Pétion-Ville/Port-au-Prince

HaïtiTel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 322 18 46

Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 322 18 49

Email: [email protected]


Representations of Haiti in Switzerland


The embassy in Paris is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Paris

Rue Théodule-Ribot 10

75017 Paris

Tel: 0033 (0) 1 – 47 63 47 78

Fax: 0033 (0) 1 – 42 27 02 05

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Zurich

Forchstrasse 182

8032 Zurich

Tel: 0041 – (0) 44 – 381 69 89

Fax: 0041 – (0) 44 – 381 49 64

Email: [email protected]

Haiti: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

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

Meinekestraße 5

10719 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0) 30 – 88 55 41 34

Fax: +49 (0) 30 – 88 55 41 35

Email: [email protected]

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.

Departure fee

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

Infectious diseases

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
  • Schistosomiasis
  • 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.
  • Filariasis
  • 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.
  • poliomyelitis
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid, an infection risk only exists for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Recommended vaccinations

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.

Compulsory vaccination

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!

Malaria prophylaxis

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:

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

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

Citizens’ Service

D-11013 Berlin

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:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
  • 500

Coins are available in the following values:

  • 5
  • 10
  • 20th
  • 50 centimes
  • 1
  • 5 gourde

Exchange rate

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.

Travel to Haiti