Travel advice for Haiti.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Gourde HTG

Currency exchange rate

HTG 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ HTG 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French

Capital

Port-au-Prince

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket.

  • The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Centre consulaire régional Saint-Domingue
Ambassade de Suisse en République Dominicaine
Santo Domingo, Avenida Jiménez Moya 71, intersection Churchill et D. Arias, 2ème étage
Tel. : +1 809 533 37 81 / +1 809 534 69 44

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Banks often closed for several days (political instability)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Leisure travel not advised at present due to significant increase in crime and difficult economic situation.

  • Infrastructures for tourism virtually non-existent.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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