Capital Port-au-Prince

Population 11,078,033

Area 27,750 km2

Key facts

Haiti is a country located in Caribbean. Haiti has only one border country: Dominican Republic. As for languages, the country’s residents speak French and Haitian. Traveling across Haiti if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Haiti was ranked 105th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Haiti is Haitian gourde (HTG). The gourde (G) is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 161.24 HTG and 1 USD is worth 150.19 HTG.

Haitian
Banknotes

G10G25G50G100G250G500G1G2G5G1000

Haitian
Coins

5102050G1G5

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Haiti is 29.51 Mbps and mobile is 15.36 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Haiti.3.81 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Haiti, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Haiti. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Haiti will celebrate 20 national public holidays. The next one Carnival will take place on February 20.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayJour de l’an
January 2, 2023 Ancestry DayJour des Aieux
January 6, 2023 EpiphanyLe Jour des Rois
February 20, 2023Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
February 21, 2023Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
February 22, 2023Moving holiday Ash WednesdayMercredi Des Cendres
April 6, 2023Moving holiday Maundy ThursdayJeudi saint
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayVendredi saint
April 9, 2023Moving holiday Easter SundayPâques
May 1, 2023 Labour and Agriculture DayFête du Travail / Fête des Travailleurs
May 18, 2023 Flag and Universities DayJour du Drapeau et de l’Université
June 8, 2023Moving holiday Corpus ChristiFête-Dieu
August 15, 2023 Assumption of MaryL’Assomption de Marie
October 17, 2023 Dessalines DayAnniversaire de la mort de Dessalines
November 1, 2023 All Saints DayLa Toussaint
November 2, 2023 All Souls’ DayJour des Morts
November 18, 2023 Battle of Vertières DayVertières
December 5, 2023 Discovery DayDécouverte d’Haïti
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayNoël

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Haiti?

There are Mariott hotels in Port-au-Prince.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Haiti.

There are no IHG hotels in Haiti.

There are no Best Western hotels in Haiti.

There are no Radisson hotels in Haiti.

There are no Accor hotels in Haiti.

What fast food chains are present in Haiti?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Haiti.

The KFC chain does not operate in Haiti.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Haiti.

The Subway chain does not operate in Haiti.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Haiti.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Haiti.

Weather

What is the weather like in Port-au-Prince?

Today the sun in Port-au-Prince, rises at 6:19 AM and sets at 5:47 PM. The climate of Port-au-Prince may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

WednesdayFeb 8OvercastLow: 19.8°C (67.64°F)High: 33.2°C (91.76°F)
TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 19.7°C (67.46°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 19.7°C (67.46°F)High: 34°C (93.2°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 19.5°C (67.1°F)High: 34°C (93.2°F)
SundayFeb 12Partly cloudlyLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)

Weather data for Port-au-Prince (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Haiti.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt are available, but Hertz is not present in Haiti.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Haiti traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 18.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Haiti

114 Police
115 Ambulance
115 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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