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Haiti is located on an island called Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea and is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Haiti
A passport and a return ticket are required for all travelers. Those who are not citizens of U.S., Canada, or participating countries of the Schengen Agreement will need a tourist visa. Please check with your local embassy for the correct procedures.
Things/Items Allowed into Haiti
Passengers aged 18 or above can freely import, 200 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars, 1 liter of alcohol (regardless of percentage), and personal use items up to HTG 2,500.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Haiti
• Pornographic Material
• Counterfeit Money and Goods
• Macaws and Parrots
Things/Items Forbidden into Haiti
• Illegal Drugs
• Knives and Weapons
• Live Flora or Fauna
• Pornographic Material
• Toxic Waste
Voice of Travelers to Haiti
A Hidden Gem in the Caribbean
My air ticket to Haiti was with JetBlue Airways and it was a great start to my vacation. The clews were friendly and so helpful. As someone who loves outdoors activities, the hiking in Haiti was amazing. There were also the white sandy beaches with crystal waters. I cannot wait to go back!
An Affordable Ticket to the Caribbean
I thought I would have to sell an arm and a leg to get to the Caribbeans. But tickets to Haiti were pretty cheap! After purchasing my ticket, I could still afford a nice hotel in a good location! I stayed at Hotel Haiti which was near all the tourist attractions. The area around the hotel allowed me to shop and eat quality products at reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend Haiti for those who are travelling on a budget!
Beautiful Landmarks with Deep History
As a history buff, I really enjoyed experiencing the history of Haiti through its landmarks. The Citadel LaFerriere was my favorite spot. Built on top of a mountain, it provides a great view of the surrounding area and sea! It is no wonder this scenic spot is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Another favorite was the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien. The church was filled with interesting statues and paintings! Even if you are not really interested in history, Haiti's scenic views and friendly people are sure to make any vacation memorable.
Haiti Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where should I visit in Haiti?
A. One of the most popular tourist spots in Haiti is Bassin Bleu, a waterfall in Jacmel. The hike to the waterfall is short and many tourists enjoy taking a quick swim in the water. It is difficult to get to so visitors should consider hiring a tour guide. Another popular spot in Haiti is the Citadelle Laferriere, a fortress with a great history behind it. If not for the history, the view it offers is breathtaking since the Citadelle Laferriere is located on top of a mountain. Booking an air ticket in advance is recommended.
Q. When is the best season in Haiti?
A. The period from November to April is the best season in Haiti as there tends to be less intense heat and less precipitation. Booking your air ticket for this season is recommended.
Q. What is Haitian food like?
A. Given Haiti's history, Haitian food is a delicious blend of cultures. Though it varies by region, the food has taken huge influence from French, African, native Taino, and Spanish cultures. The food of Haiti is often said to be simple but bold given the generous amount of spices normally used for meals.
Haiti - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Toussaint Louverture International Airport ・John F. Kennedy International Airport
・Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
・Miami International Airport
・Jose Marti International Airport
・Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Hugo Chavez International Airport ・Miami International Airport
Providenciales International Airport
・Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
・Lynden Pindling International Airport
Flight Routes to Haiti
Toussaint Louverture International Airport is the main airport in Haiti. If you are looking for an air ticket from New York, American Airlines and Jetblue Airways offer direct flights. Delta Air Lines offers air tickets for direct flights from Atlanta, Georgia. Air tickets for direct flights from many cities are available with Sunrise Airways.