Assistance for U.S. Citizens

Do you need a visa to travel to Haiti?


U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to this Haiti. A valid U.S. Passport is required.

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince

Boulevard du 15 October, Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre - Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

Telephone+(509) 2229-8000 

Emergency+(509) 2229-8000 



 When the sky is clear, head up Mount Boutilliers, a 3,000-foot peak on top of which is L'Observatoire. Stop there for lunch and you can try one of the tastiest sandwiches around. Sounds simple enough: ham and cheese on a baguette. But the magic here is in the spread, a secret recipe made of ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and onion juice.

If you have more than a day in Haiti, do not leave the country without taking a 20-minute domestic flight to the northern coast, better known as Cap-Haitian. You'll feel like you're in an undiscovered land having a private moment with a place few have ever seen.

Typical travel immunizations recommendations for all people traveling Haiti include:


  •  Hepatitis A– this nasty viral infection of the liver is often spread thru food or water.  This is strongly recommended for anyone traveling to Haiti. Full immunity requires 2 vaccines 6 months apart.  Don’t worry if you don’t have time to get both doses prior to travel, 90% of people are protected with the first vaccine.
  • Typhoid- is also spread through food and water. You know you don’t want high fevers, belly pain, and diarrhea so get protected.
  • Tdap– This is the tetanus shot with whooping cough built in.  Now you are protected if you get a cut or scrape as well as from whooping cough.
  • Influenza– Do you really want to be sick with the flu while you are there? Do you really want to spread this around to your fellow humanitarians? Enough said.
  • Malaria vaccine– It isn’t available (yet). I included it as I get asked about this all the time. You will need to discuss malaria prevention with both medication and mosquito bite avoidance with your travel medicine specialist.

What to bring with you


  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Runners
  • Slip-on shoes
  • Conservative bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Battery-operated fan
  • Knapsack
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Mosquito netting
  • Battery operated flashlight
  • Spare batteries

Find out more

Explore Haiti with Reve d'Or Tours

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