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Haiti Travel Insurance

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Haiti is laden with conflicts, rapidly deteriorating security situations, and pandemonium. The security situation can sometimes go from bad to worse but this does not imply that there are no Canadian in Haiti.

Canadians who travel to Haiti do so for humanitarian purposes and tourism. In 2013, Haiti welcomed a total of 420,000 tourists, 8% of which (33,000) were Canadians.

Canadian travelers should make sure they have the appropriate Haiti travel insurance before they leave the shores of Canada. With the right coverage, you will be protected in case of an accident, illness, hospitalization or injury in Haiti.

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Basic Information About Haiti

Some important information on Haiti Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Haitian gourde
Most common languages spoken French and Haitian Creole
Capital Port-au-Prince
Continent North America
Population Approx. 11 million
Plug type Plug type A and B
Driving side Right-hand side
Seasons
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

 

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Haiti Security Measures for travelers

The decision to visit Haiti is yours and you are responsible for your personal safety and security abroad. However, we provide you with credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you to stay safe and to make informed decisions as regards traveling to Haiti or any other country outside Canada.

Risk Level

Haiti – Avoid all travel

Due to civil unrest throughout Haiti, you are advised to avoid all travel in Haiti.

Travel Health Notice – Zika Virus

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises travelers on the Zika virus and recommends that Canadians should take special precaution when traveling to Haiti or other affected countries. Pregnant and would-be pregnant women are advised to avoid travels to Haiti.

Entry / Exit requirements

Haiti decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada will not interfere with the country’s decision as it relates to the entry and exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Haitian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The type of passport you use to travel determines the entry requirements that apply. Find out about passport requirements from your transportation company before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You are required to have a passport valid for the period you intend to stay in Haiti.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules may differ if you are traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Find out about the entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Haiti before you leave Canada.

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Haiti Healthcare

Haiti has public and private healthcare services. The healthcare services in Haiti are poor and medical treatment could also be expensive. When traveling to Haiti, it is important to have the right Haiti travel insurance or private medical coverage to provide maximum coverage to you in the event of medical emergencies, hospitalization, injury or accident.

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Haiti Travel Insurance News

Global Affairs issued a warning to Canadians on Friday, February 15, 2019, to avoid all travels to Haiti due to the simmering civil unrest in the country. The capital city, Port-au-Prince, has been laden with violent protests since Thursday, February 7, as a result, some Canadians are trapped in the unrest.

In a statement, Global Affairs advised Canadians to leave by commercial means when available as the security situation could further deteriorate.

Due to the violent street protests, a group of tourists from Quebec are stuck in a hotel in Haiti and are not able to make it to the Port-au-Prince airport.

Air Transat said its flights between Montreal and Haiti are continuing but it could not provide safe ground transport from the resort to the airport.

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Haiti Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Haiti?

Canadians are not required to hold a visa to travel to Haiti for tourism or business. However, you need a residency permit if you would stay more than 90 days in Haiti. It is required that you apply to the Haitian Immigration Service before the expiration of the 90-day period if you intend to extend your stay beyond 90 days. Furthermore, you need a work permit or a student visa if you intend to work or study in Haiti.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy multiple travel insurance companies if you are not satisfied with the features and benefits offered by a single policy. But you are not allowed to double dip when purchasing multiple policies.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Haiti travel insurance policies generally cover outpatient services such as doctor visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase Haiti travel insurance policies the day you leave Canada or even later. Some insurers offer usage-based policies which can be purchased on the go. However, most providers offer policies that can be purchased before the day you travel.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The type of claim you intend to make determines the length of time it will take to make the claim. However, if you provide the necessary documents to your insurer, you should receive an outcome in 10-14 business days.

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