We’re excited that you’re considering visiting us at Tree of Hope Haiti! Being prepared for an international trip is the first step to creating an impactful trip for yourself or your team. Below are some helpful steps in prepping for international travel.

Passport

All North Americans traveling to Haiti are required to have a passport for entry into the country. You can check with your local post office for a passport application. You can also go to the U.S. Department of State web page: http://travel.state.gov/passport or the Passport Canada web page: www.passportcanada.gc.ca. If you are applying for a new passport, please allow 4 – 8 weeks to receive it. All travelers should bring a photocopy of the first two pages of their passport in their carry-on luggage in the rare event that your passport is lost.

Customs

You will be required to fill out a customs form on the plane before you arrive in Haiti. Please use the address below as you complete the form:

Tree of Hope Haiti, Route Nationale #2 Grand-Goave, Haiti. The phone number to list is: (509)3125.0306 or (509)3724.5344

Entry Fee

Please note that starting July 1, 2014, all foreign nationals arriving in Haiti will be required to pay a US $10 tourist fee. Payment in cash ( US dollars only) must be made by passengers upon their arrival at the Port au Prince airport.

Flights

All flights are required to arrive and depart from the Port au Prince airport. Your group is responsible for all airfare and travel arrangements prior to getting into Port au Prince. A Tree of Hope Haiti (TOHH) representative will meet you at the airport in Port au Prince and a TOHH driver and transportation will be waiting for you. Be sure to check with the airline for current restrictions, luggage weight limits, etc. prior to arriving at the airport.

Payment

In effort to be good stewards of our resources, we have initiated a required deposit and payment system for all mission trips. Please see the below guidelines regarding trip payments.

  • • $125.00  non-refundable per person to reserve date (includes TOHH t-shirt)
  • • 100% of total team payment due 30 days out from trip departure date

Note: Team payments should come in collectively as one payment, not individually.

Please note that we have a $75 charge for each additional night after 7 days.

Checks can be sent the address below and paid to the Order of “Tree of Hope Haiti”
Tree of Hope Haiti
P.O. Box 344
Athol, MA 01331
Pay Guesthouse Fee Online
“Click on Donation” and please indicate Team name and date of trip

—-Internet Access is available but not guaranteed, —- It’s Haiti —- If you require Internet, purchase an international internet plan with your current cell phone carrier.

Immunization and General Health Information

All groups are encouraged to have the following vaccinations prior to traveling to Haiti:

  • • Hepatitis A/B *REQUIRED
  • • Tetanus/Diphtheria (DT) *REQUIRED
  • • Typhoid immunization
  • • Preventative malaria medication

 

Physical Conditions & Medications

If you are elderly or are prone to health problems, we strongly recommend a thorough physical examination before traveling to Haiti. Also, medical identification tags, bracelet, card, etc.) must be carried by anyone with chronic illness such as diabetes or heart conditions. Persons with mental illness or physical disabilities are required to disclose such information to TOHH before being approved to travel. If you have special needs while in Haiti (such as a medical condition, food allergies, or other special requirements), please let us know before your trip, and we will accommodate you as best as possible. Be sure to bring whatever you need with you in your carry-on luggage.

What to Pack

    • • Towels
    • • Face clothes
    • • Toothpaste/toothbrush
    • • Shampoo
    • • Soap
    • • Deodorant
    • • Necessary Medications
    • • Sunscreen
    • • Bug spray
    • • Comfortable athletic gear, such as shorts and t-shirts for work
    • • Casual wear for church service (to respect the Haitian culture; church attire for women needs to be a skirt or dress (no spaghetti straps please, women are to cover their shoulders), Men can wear pants or shorts with polo or dress shirt (long or short sleeve)-we recommend short sleeve.
    • • Work shoes such as sneakers
    • • Sunglasses/Hat
    • • Work gloves
    • • Water bottle
    • • Flashlight
    • • Snacks
    • • Back up batteries
    • • Bathing suit
    • • Water shoes

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