To avoid diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea and vomiting associated with these illnesses

Eating and drinking while travelling to Haiti

The most common travel-related illnesses are gastrointestinal diseases, usually picked up from poorly prepared foods or untreated water. To avoid diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea and vomiting associated with these illnesses while in Haiti: 

  • Use boiled or bottled water, or water purifiers or tablets.
  • Avoid ice in drinks.
  • Avoid unpasteurized milk and dairy products.
  • Avoid fruit and vegetables that have been washed in the local water.
  • Eat thick-skinned fruit and vegetables that you can peel yourself, such as bananas, oranges, and mandarins.
  • Make sure food is cooked thoroughly and eat it while it’s hot.
  • Avoid shellfish.
  • Don’t buy food from street stalls – hotels and busy restaurants are safest.
  • Take care of personal hygiene.

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