Safe to travel to Haiti as an American?

etolw

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I've just looked through this discussion and didn't understand why it can be dangerous to visit Haiti?
My google fu came up with this, similar advice as posted earlier in this thread.

Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, and incidents of kidnapping have occurred. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent.

Source https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/haiti-travel-advisory.html
 

Caonabo

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My google fu came up with this, similar advice as posted earlier in this thread.

Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, and incidents of kidnapping have occurred. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent.

Source https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/haiti-travel-advisory.html
It has been in the news for a length of time now. Whether "news" networks consider it "newsworthy" is another story. Regardless, it is a very unsafe place for foreigners of any pedigree.
 

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I have been and had a nice experience. Things can change very quickly there and frankly it's not cheap for decent standard. I'm glad that I have been but have no desire to go back. The poverty is jarring
 

Caonabo

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I have been and had a nice experience. Things can change very quickly there and frankly it's not cheap for decent standard. I'm glad that I have been but have no desire to go back. The poverty is jarring
In which town did you stay?
 

Naked_Snake

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I plan on going to Cap Haitien (okap) this Friday. If I die or anything like that I'll let you know.
Don't die on us, please. :surprised

Now, while you are at the town, would you be so kind as to take some pics of it? Thx in advance.
 

USA DOC

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....been to Haiti before these latest problems....yes go now but you will be looked at like the turkey at Christmas.........Doc............
 

El Rey de Mangu

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Im still confused as to why normal humans would want to visit Haiti. Maybe the Clintons and illuminati have interest but it really sucks as a place. Just saying,
 

NanSanPedro

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Im still confused as to why normal humans would want to visit Haiti. Maybe the Clintons and illuminati have interest but it really sucks as a place. Just saying,
The infrastructure sucks, true. The government sucks, true. The people? They don't suck, true.

BTW, I'm having a good time here in Cap right now after going thru a bus ride from hell to get here. Also, I'm not dead, but I can't medically certify that until I get back on Monday.
 

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Im still confused as to why normal humans would want to visit Haiti. Maybe the Clintons and illuminati have interest but it really sucks as a place. Just saying,
Maybe I'm not 'normal' but I really like Haiti....yes, it's tougher than the DR but a more interesting country imo.
But if you're not much of a traveller and just want an easy life then prob not the place for you
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Great fun as long as everything works out. Lots of ways for it not to work out these days. The country really isn't a viable tourist destination. Not that long ago, tourists at a hotel were trapped there as they couldn't move about the country and get to the airport for their flight home due to civil unrest.

A single guy with no family responsibilities and a carefree outlook may well get off on the thrill of a being among destitute people in a destitute sh---hole country for a period of time, playing the odds and coming out on top. It doesn't always work out that way and women who get nervous crossing a dark Walmart parking lot have no business being in Haiti. There is no quick help if needed.

Anyone can go. Without a compelling reason to do so, it is not smartest choice they could make.
 

El Rey de Mangu

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Maybe I'm not 'normal' but I really like Haiti....yes, it's tougher than the DR but a more interesting country imo.
But if you're not much of a traveller and just want an easy life then prob not the place for you
Ive been everywhere . Its not the place for anyone. I guess Syria.