The Department of Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to Haiti at this time.
Should you decide to travel to Haiti, we advise travellers to remain vigilant and attentive to the uncertain security situation when travelling to or within Haiti. There is still a high risk of crime within Haiti. This includes armed robberies, burglaries, attacks on vehicles, kidnapping and murder. You should avoid demonstrations and large public gathering and closely monitor the local media for updates.
Although the post- earthquake situation in Haiti is improving, there is still a large amount of damage to local infrastructure such as electricity, health services, roads, and water supplies. Currently, there are over one million people residing in temporary accommodation such as tents and other temporary structures. The areas most affected include Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Leogane, the Petit Goave districts, and the southern city of Jacmel.
The hurricane season in Haiti normally runs from June to November. Travellers should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities.
All Irish citizens intending to travel to or reside in Haiti are strongly advised to register their details with the Department of Foreign Affairs. You may register your details here.
It is imperative that all intending travellers purchase highly-comprehensive travel and personal medical insurance prior to leaving Ireland. Travellers should ensure that the insurance policy includes the cost of medical evacuation by air to Ireland. You should fully understand the terms and conditions, check for exclusions and ensure that your policy covers all specialised activities you wish to undertake whilst travelling.
Please be advised that the Irish Government assumes no responsibility whatsoever for expenses incurred by Irish citizens as a result of a personal emergency whilst travelling.
The Irish Government does not have a representative in this country. As a result, it is not possible to provide any more detailed travel advice as we have no way of objectively verifying information and ensuring that it is accurate. Likewise, the level of consular assistance and support we can provide to Irish citizens in times of emergency may be limited. Irish citizens may wish to bear this in mind before making plans to visit this country.
In countries where Ireland does not have any formal representation, emergency consular assistance, advice and support may be sought through resident offices of other EU member states.
Irish citizens requiring emergency assistance in this country should first approach their tour operator representative, local tour guide or hotel management and contact their insurance provider. For help and advice you can also contact the Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000. However, once again, please be advised that the level of service and assistance we can provide in this country may be limited.
For entry requirements and immigration information, please contact the appropriate Embassy or Consulate of the country.
You may wish to review the travel advice for this country as presented by other Anglophone Foreign Ministries. Suggested links are provided below. Please be aware that The Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland is not in any way responsible for the content contained therein and is not in a position to endorse or validate any of the information supplied by other Governments. These links are merely intended as helpful suggestions for further research in advance of your trip.
- UK: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk/travel)
- Canada: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (www.voyage.gc.ca)
- New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
- Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
- USA: Department of State (www.travel.state.gov)