State Dept Travel Advisory - Level 3

Haiti’s Travel Warning Reduced

Level 3 Travel Advisory for Haiti affirmed by US Department of State
Haiti beach and coast line
Caribbean (Vax Before Travel)

The US Department of State reduced its Travel Advisory to Level 3, ‘Reconsider Travel,’ for the Caribbean country of Haiti. 

The government continues to say ‘it has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in some areas of Haiti.’ 

And, ‘travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport.’ 

Previously, the State Department had issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Haiti on May 20, 2019.

A separate Travel Advisory was issued for Haiti’s island neighbor, the Dominican Republic. 

This travel warning on June 10, 2019, was related to several tourist deaths. 

If you decide to travel to Haiti, the State Department says:

  • Avoid demonstrations. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks nor resist any robbery attempt.
  • Do not provide personal information to unauthorized individuals located in the immigration, customs, or other areas inside or near any airports in Haiti.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations, such as this Traveler’s Checklist.
  • If Americans need assistance, the US Embassy is located at Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with a phone number of 011-509-2229-8000.

From a health perspective, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance when visiting Haiti, on May 17, 2019.

The CDC says to ensure you are up-to-date on several Routine Vaccines before visiting Haiti.

Additionally, the CDC suggests these travel vaccinations: Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Typhoid. 

These vaccines, related medications, and pre-trip counseling appointments can be scheduled at Vax-Before-Travel.

Article by
Dani Reiter