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.

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 58.16 Mbps and mobile is 16.45 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 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.

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 2024, Haiti will celebrate 20 national public holidays. The next one Assumption of Mary will take place on August 15.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayJour de l’an
January 2, 2024 Ancestry DayJour des Aieux
January 6, 2024 EpiphanyLe Jour des Rois
February 12, 2024Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
February 13, 2024Moving holiday CarnivalCarnaval
February 14, 2024Moving holiday Ash WednesdayMercredi Des Cendres
March 28, 2024Moving holiday Maundy ThursdayJeudi saint
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayVendredi saint
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayPâques
May 1, 2024 Labour and Agriculture DayFête du Travail / Fête des Travailleurs
May 9, 2024Moving holiday Ascension DayAscension
May 18, 2024 Flag and Universities DayJour du Drapeau et de l’Université
May 30, 2024Moving holiday Corpus ChristiFête-Dieu
August 15, 2024 Assumption of MaryL’Assomption de Marie
October 17, 2024 Dessalines DayAnniversaire de la mort de Dessalines
November 1, 2024 All Saints DayLa Toussaint
November 2, 2024 All Souls’ DayJour des Morts
November 18, 2024 Battle of Vertières DayVertières
December 5, 2024 Discovery DayDécouverte d’Haïti
December 25, 2024 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 6:11 AM and sets at 7:21 PM. The climate of Port-au-Prince may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30Rain showersLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 33.1°C (91.58°F)
FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 34.3°C (93.74°F)
SaturdayJun 1Rain showersLow: 25.2°C (77.36°F)High: 34.9°C (94.82°F)
SundayJun 2OvercastLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 33.8°C (92.84°F)
MondayJun 3OvercastLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 35.7°C (96.26°F)
TuesdayJun 4Rain showersLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 33°C (91.4°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 16.74.

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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