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 144.21 HTG and 1 USD is worth 132.63 HTG.
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 50.01 Mbps and mobile is 17.27 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 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 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Haiti, a passport or ID is required as identification.
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.
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).
In the year 2023, Haiti will celebrate 20 national public holidays. The next one Discovery Day will take place on December 5.
|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|
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.
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.
What is the weather like in Port-au-Prince?
Weather data for Port-au-Prince (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
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.
Emergency phones in Haiti
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.