French and Creole (mixture of French, English, Spanish and West African languages) are official languages. They are spoken by around 85% of the population. English is also often spoken in tourist areas.
01/01/2022 Independence Day
01/02/2022 Memorial Day
04/14/2022 Pan America Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/18/2022 Flag and University Day
05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ
06/16/2022 Corpus Christi
08/15/2022 Assumption Day
10/17/2022 Death of Dessalines
10/24/2022 United Nations Day
11/01/2022 all saints day
11/02/2022 All Souls
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Haiti duty-free in hand luggage (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1 kg of tobacco; 1 liter spirits; a reasonable amount of perfume and eau de toilette for personal use; new goods for personal use up to a total value of Gde 2500 per year. Gifts are subject to duty.
Firearms (sporting rifles with an import license are excluded), coffee, matches, methyl alcohol, pork, meat products from Brazil and the Dominican Republic. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti
(Also responsible for Switzerland.)
Rue Théodule-Ribot 10
+33 (0)1 47 63 47 78. Consular Dept.: +33 (0)1 42 12 70 50.
Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00.
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti
(Also responsible for Austria.)
Rue de Berne 9
+41 (0)22 732 76 28.
Mon-Fri 09.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.
Consulate of the Republic of Haiti
(with visa issue)
Appointments by appointment only.
+41 (0)44 381 69 89. Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Haiti
(without issuing a visa)
Prinz Eugen Strasse 56/16
+43 (0)1 943 53 63. Embassy of the Republic of Haiti
Honorary Consulate in Bremerhaven.
+49 (0)30 88 55 41 34. Consular Dept.: +49 (0)30 88 62 76 93.
Mon-Thu 09.00-17.00 and Fri 09.00-16.00.
Interpreting services can usually be arranged. Business travelers are usually invited to dinner by the local business partner and should extend a return invitation. Punctuality is valued. Business trips are best scheduled between November and March. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00.
Commercial Department of the Permanent Mission of Haiti in Geneva 64 rue de Lyon, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)22 715 49 90. Website: haitigeneve.org Chambre Haïtienne de Commerce et d’Industrie (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Boulevard Harry Truman, Boîte Postale 982, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tel. +509 (0)223 07 86. Chambre Franco-Haïtienne de Commerce et d’Industrie (CFHCI) 5 Goulard, Petionville, Haiti Tel. +509 (0) 39 49 54 49.
Autodial Long Distance Service.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, GSM network was introduced recently, network operator is Haïtel (Internet: www.haitelonline.com). Mobile phones can be rented on site.
There are internet cafes in larger cities. Internet providers are Compa (Internet: www.compa.net), InterMediaExPress (Internet: www.intermediahaiti.com/ixp) and Netcom.
Airmail to Europe takes up to a week. The main post office in Port-au-Prince, Cité de l’Exposition, is located on Place d’Italie. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-20:00 and Sat 08:30-12:00. Letters handed in after 9 a.m. will not be forwarded until the following working day.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.