Avoid mosquito bites when travelling to Haiti

Some serious infectious diseases such as malaria, Zika virus, yellow fever, and dengue fever, are transmitted by mosquitoes. While there are vaccines and medications available to help protect against some of these diseases, travelers are advised to always protect against mosquito bites in Haiti or anywhere in the world.

Some tips include:

  • Wear mosquito repellent that contains at least 30 percent DEET or 20 percent picaridin.
  • Stay indoors between dusk and dawn. The mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite generally feed at this time.
  • Clothing, bedding, mosquito nets and tents can be soaked in a safe repellent (such as permethrin) prior to travel.
  • Wear socks, long pants, and long-sleeve shirts when outdoors.
  • Use a bed net.
  • Stay in air-conditioned, screened accommodation.

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.

Prepare for travel to Haiti

There are many things you can do to prepare for healthy travel to Haiti, including:

  • Have a medical check-up. Make sure you are healthy before you travel.
  • Update your vaccinations and ask about other immunizations.
  • Pack a medical kit for yourself and any children traveling with you. Make sure you pack enough of any medications you need or take a prescription.
  • Organize travel care services, such as Sante Nou emergency services including cover if you need to be evacuated to a suitable hospital.
  • Have a dental check-up.
  • Have a vision check and pack a spare pair of glasses.
  • the season in which you are traveling
  • the length of stay
  • the type of travel, for example, bus tour or backpacking.

 

Tips for older travelers to Haiti

For older people, the risk of death or serious illness is very high while travelling to Haiti.

However, planning is important, so before travelling:

  • See your doctor for a check-up and discuss your fitness for the trip you are planning.
  • See your dentist and optometrist.
  • Pack a spare pair of glasses, any medications you need and a small medical kit.
  • Organise travel health care with pre-existing illness cover if needed. Make sure it covers emergency evacuation.
  • Make sure routine immunisations are up to date and get vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia.
  • Consider your back and joints – use luggage with built-in wheels.
  • Take clothes and hats to suit the climate.
  • If you are concerned about your health or the health of someone you are travelling with, consider taking an organised holiday.

 

Haiti travel care medical insurance for US person

Haiti travel care medical insurance for US person

Haiti travel health insurance for Haiti is not just a good idea, but a necessity! By having travel insurance for Haiti, visitors can have a huge relief as it comes in handy during any major unexpected sickness or injury while in Haiti. International travelers are urged to buy Haiti travel health insurance to have a safe journey while vacationing or visiting a loved one in Haiti.


Which is the best travel insurance for Haiti from the USA?

Given the unique needs of different travelers, the best Haiti travels insurance plan is the travel care voucher provided by Sante Nou Haiti (santenouhaiti.com). This service works best for everyone. If you are a traveler with concerns about existing medical conditions, then you will be very happy to subscribe to the plans recommended. We endeavor to give our customers all the relevant information so they can find the best Haiti travel insurance plan.

How much does the best travel insurance for Haiti cost?

The cost of travel insurance for Haiti from Sante Nou Haiti is about $20 a month plus a setup fee no matter the age or existing conditions. Other Haiti travel insurance depends mainly on the following factors; The age of the traveler, the duration of travel Insurance Haiti coverage, type of travel insurance (fixed vs. comprehensive coverage), any additional add on travel Insurance requirements such as health insurance for visitors to Haiti with pre-existing conditions.

Best service to subscribe to before you travel

Sante Nou's network hospitals offer both trauma emergency and medical emergency (non-trauma) care and work closely with a network of specialty care facilities in the Dominican Republic and the United States when further care is required.

The Sante Nou Emergency Services begin when an injured or ill subscriber anywhere in Haiti contacts us via a Smartphone App or Call Center hotline (833-Sante-Nou). $125 membership fee plus $20 a month.

 You must have at least $10,000 to $30,000 to use these services below in Haiti

  • COPASSAAddress:   19, Rue Clerveaux, suite “C”, Petion-Ville, Haïti,
  • President: Lida T. Guichard, (Coordinates Medevacs based on U.S. Medical Insurance Coverage),
  • Tel.: (509) 2949-4004/ 3701-1300. Emergency Tel: (509) 3446-1300
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  • REVA AIR AMBULANCE
  • In-Country contact: Jerry Degraff RCP CRT, Respiratory Care/Life support
  • Tel: 3446-1111 US phone: 1-954-372-2164. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For Medical Evacuation Insurance go to: http://www.medjet.com/Haiti
    
    
  • Helicopter "GERMAN HELP TWO” 
  • Mr. Volker Steffke 
  • Cell Haiti: +509 3853 6837
  • [email protected]: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Skype: germanhelp-one
    
    
  • AYITI AIR ANBILANS
  • 10, Rue D, Parc Industriel SONAPIE, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Tel: 2812-8701
  • In-Country Contact: Rod Reid, 509-4840-5803
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: www.haitiairambulance.org
  • Facebook: Ayiti Air Anbilans; Twitter: @Haiti_Air_Amb
    
    
  • TRINITY AIR AMBULANCE INTERNATIONAL 
  • Tor Skroder, RN
  • 3535 Galt Ocean Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
  • Ph: 954.771.7911   Fax: 954.771.4882
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: www.TrinityAirAmbulance.com
  • Tumblr: http://trinityairambulance.tumblr.com/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrinityAir
    
    
  • AIRCARE1 AIR AMBULANCE 
  • URL: http://www.airambulanceone.com
  • Address: P.O. Box 14628, Albuquerque, NM 87191
  • Phone: 1-877-760-7760

    They are a CAMTS certified U.S. based air ambulance and medevac company. They provide flights for U.S. citizens traveling both domestically and internationally.

    Online Flight Tracking: http://www.ourairports.com/airports/MTPP/flights.html

  • NATIONAL JET AIR AMBULANCE 
  • 3495 Southwest 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315-3401
  • Tel: (954) 359-9900 (press 4) or (800) 327-3710
  • Website: www.nationaljets.com
  • Can fly into Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien; can also fly into any airport with a runway of 5,000 feet or more
    
    
  • AIR AMBULANCE NETWORKS 
  • 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 330 Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
  • Tel: (727) 934-3999
  • Website: www.airambulancenetwork.com

 

 

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