Haiti Travel Health Advice
Malaria and dengue fever occur in Haiti and travellers are recommended to take the necessary prophylactics and to protect themselves as far as possible from mosquito bites with insect repellant and mosquito nets. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for those arriving from an infected country in Africa or the Americas, and hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and polio vaccinations are also recommended. Anybody planning to spend a lot of time outdoors, and at possible risk of animal bites, should consider a rabies vaccination. Visitors should only drink boiled or bottled water and ice should be avoided. It is recommended to avoid buying food or drink from street vendors; if you do, try to only eat hot food and avoid fruit and vegetables.
Medical facilities in Port-au-Prince are of poor quality, and virtually non-existent elsewhere in the country, so medical insurance with evacuation cover is essential, and it is advisable to bring all required medications from home. If you are travelling with prescribed medications be sure to carry a prescription and note from your doctor detailing what the medication is for and why you need it.
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