Useful Facts

Passeport & Visa

passportNo visa is required for stays less than 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Visa required only for citizens of Cuba. Dominicans, Colombians and Panamanians do not need a Haitian visa as long as they hold a valid American or Canadian Visa.




electricity110 V, 60 Cycles, American Outlets.



moneyThe national currency is the Gourde (ISO Code: HTG)
The U.S. Dollar is accepted everywhere. Currency exchange is available in many banks or hotel front desks. The current rate is around US$ 1.00 for HTG 42.00.

It is advised to convert your home currency into American Dollars before leaving since the local rate of conversion is not always advantageous.

Public Transportation

busPublic transportation is not very well organized and is part of the folklore. Private taxis as well as car rentals (sedans and 4x4s) are available from various agencies. Local incoming travel agencies can also arrange cars & minibuses with drivers & guides for transfers and excursions.



Internet Access

internetMajor hotels offer Internet access Wi-Fi in public areas and in rooms. Cyber Cafes & Hotspots are available everywhere.



Credit Cards 

credit cardVisa, MasterCard & American Express accepted in most tourist establishments. Cash Advance is available in some banks and ATMs.




telephoneCountry code for Haiti: 509
Local numbers increased to 8 digits. The first digit indicates whether it is a fixed phone (2) or a mobile phone (3 or 4). The mobile phone carriers have booths at the airport.

 Medical Care

hopitalThe hotels have a list of private doctors available for emergencies. Private hospitals are available as well as certain public facilities. Air ambulances may be required for cases requiring transportation to facilities in the region. Several drugstores and pharmacies are available.


Local Air Transport 

transportSeveral local airlines offer regular flights with aircrafts of up to 19 seats to the following cities: Cap Haitian, Jérémie, Les Cayes and Port-de-Paix. Aircrafts and helicopters for air taxi / charter services can also be organized to various other areas of the country.



bankLocal & international banks have an extensive urban coverage. A limited number of ATMs are available.