While there are no required vaccines, the following are recommended:
Hepatitis A & B*
*most commonly recommended
We also suggest getting a prescription for an anti-malaria medication. There are several different prescriptions you can choose from. Your local travel clinic can go over the different options with you and help you decide what will be best for you. If you've done a lot of international travel before, chances are you've had a lot of these immunizations already.
Packing List: Please do not bring anything you absolutely can’t live without (including jewelry and electronics). Be modest with the items you decide to bring to Haiti and remember that the average Haitian lives on less than $2 a day. We recommend packing light and limiting your bags to carry-on only. You are allowed one carry-on and one personal item. For example, this could be a rolling suitcase to put in the overhead compartment and a backpack that you can put at your feet.
Help One Now will purchase trip cancellation and medical evacuation insurance for each of you (included in trip cost). An email will be sent with your card attached about a week before your departure. Please print your insurance card and keep it with your passport while traveling.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
You will each be registered with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service provided by the US Government for citizens traveling abroad that will allow the US Embassy in Haiti to better assist you in the event of an emergency.
When first in the airport, you will most likely have many Haitians offer (forcefully) to carry your luggage. If they do carry anything, they will expect to be paid about $3 each. Unless you can carry all of your luggage in one trip, be prepared to pay.
*More information about your travel day will be emailed closer to your departure date.