Haiti has officially reopened its borders for tourism and has resumed international commercial flights to and from the island.
Haiti first shut its borders on March 19 after the government announced the state of emergency to help curb the spread of the virus. On July 27th, the Prime Minister of Haiti lifted the state of emergency and the nation is slowly reopening for tourism once again.
When Did Haiti Reopen For Tourism?
June 30, 2020 – The Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) in Port-au-Prince reopened
June 30, 2020 – The land border between Haiti and Dominican Republic reopened for vehicle and foot traffic.
July 27, 2020 – The state of emergency was lifted
-Aewopò yo ak fwontyè terès yo ap louvri pou pasaje apati demen madi 30 Jen 2020 an.— Président Jovenel Moïse (@moisejovenel) June 29, 2020
-Kouvrefe a ap komanse a minwi e lap fini a 4trè dimanten a pati Madi 30 jen 2020 an.
-Faktori yo ap reprann travay a tan plen a pati de lendi 6 jiyè 2020 an. pic.twitter.com/geJbclIwcW
“-Airports and land borders will be open to passengers starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. -The curfew will begin at midnight and end at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. -Factories will resume full-time employment as of Monday, July 6, 2020.”
What Countries Are Allowed to Travel to Haiti?
All nations that could normally visit Haiti pre-covid are once again welcome.
Entry Requirements for Haiti
Testing – YES.
Starting on February 9, 2021 all passengers into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior ot arrival.
Proof of recovery for entry is also possible. Two documents are needed: a previous positive test aged more than 14 days, plus a doctor’s certificate stating recovery.
(Haiti previously had no testing requirements since reopening until Feb 9, 2021)
Quarantine – Maybe. We have been getting mixed reports out of Haiti on this. Some sources say a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for all international arrivals coming from high-risk areas, while other sources say this is not currently in effect. For travel purposes, assume there is a 14-day quarantine and hope to be surprised otherwise.
Travel Insurance – All arrivals should have valid travel insurance for their length of their stay
Screening – All arrivals will receive a temperature screening when they land
Health Declaration Card – All arrivals will be required to fill out a Health Declaration Form to be submitted to customs. This card will be handed out by the airline.
Contact Tracing – While there is no app in place, the government is expected to collect the contact information of the place you will be staying during your visit.
Flights to and from Haiti
There are not many direct international flights that have already resumed to and from Haiti, but more are expected to restart soon. Here are some flights to Haiti that have already been rescheduled:
- Montreal on Air Transat starting Aug 12
- New York on JetBlue already resumed
- Boston on JetBlue starting Aug 12
- Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue already resumed and on Spirit starting Aug 21
- Miami on American already resumed
- Nassau on Bahamasair starting Aug 19
- Guadeloupe and Panama expect in October
Rules While Visiting Haiti
- Face masks are required in all public places and on public transit
- The use of hand sanitizer is enforced throughout businesses
- Gatherings over 10 people are not permitted
Read More: See all nations in the Caribbean that are open for travel, what companies have travel insurance policies that cover covid, and countries that are now allowing American and Canadian tourists.
Disclaimer: Haiti’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally posted August 5, 2020 with updates