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Country Information

Haiti

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Banknotes in US Dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency

Travel Cash

  • Swiss Bankers Travel Cash is not accepted in this country.

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Gourde HTG
Import local currency
unlimited; HTG 200'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; HTG 200'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; HTG 200'000.00 or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; HTG 200'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Note
  • Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
  • Change of US dollars everywhere possible; other foreign currencies are accepted only in some banks.

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.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

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 Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.