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The climate in Haiti is tropical with two rainy seasons, one from April to June, the other from October to November. The hurricane season extends from June to the end of November. While the country has a pleasant coastal temperature of around 30°C all year round, in the interior of the country, deforestation is leading to an increasingly arid and hot climate (around 40°C). Rainfall is becoming increasingly rare and sudden, causing flooding and landslides.
The national currency in Haiti is the gourd (HTG). The cost of living is significantly lower than in Europe. Public transport, taxis and fuel are much cheaper (up to 80% cheaper!). On the other hand, high-speed Internet connection is expensive.
You will be issued a free visa upon arrival, valid for three months and renewable once. You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months. When arriving in the country, non-residents must pay a tourist tax payable in foreign currency of USD 10, Canadian dollars 10 or 10 euros.
You will need to protect yourself from mosquitoes (malaria, chikungunya, dengue fever, Zika). Other health risks include rabies, cholera, typhoid fever and tuberculosis, which is endemic in Haiti. Check before you leave that you are up to date with your vaccinations, consult your doctor who will tell you what precautions to take. On site, adopt strict hygiene rules. Avoid walking barefoot. Shake clothes, sheets and sleeping bags to dislodge any scorpions or spiders (especially mygales)...