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Haiti uses 110V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are French and Haitian
Haiti uses the Haitian gourde (symbol: G), code HTG.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 gourdes. Gourde is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 5 and 1 gourdes and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes.
Internet speed in Haiti is on average 2.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Haiti is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 1,440.78 HTG, which includes 7 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Digicel or Natcom. Haiti uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Haiti upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Haiti, dial +, then 509 (the country code for Haiti), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Haiti, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
Import and export information
See prohibited import list.
Tobacco:50 cigars; or
Tobacco:250 grams of loose tobacco.
Other items:50mL perfume and 250mL litre eau de toilette.
Other items:500g coffee or 200g coffee extract and essence.
Other items:100g tea or 50g tea extract and essence.
Other items:Other goods up to a value of HTG2500 for travellers 16 years and over.
Animals and goods coming from contaminated countries under the conditions laid down by the sanitary, veterinary, and phytosanitary legislation of Haiti.
Weapons of war, parts, and ammunition.
Writings, printed mater, drawings, and other media pornographic in nature or contrary to good morals.
Products not made in Haiti bearing a Haitian trademark.
Products whose country of origin is not apparent.
Narcotic and psychotropic substances require authorisation.
Live animals require a Permit to Import Live Animals from theDirectorate for Quarantine and Sanitary Control of Agricultural and Fishery Products.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Caribbean. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in Haiti. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Haiti. For further information, please visit the CDC Tuberculosis Advice.
HIV is a risk in Haiti. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.