Haiti Travel Guide | Haiti Travel Info
Toussaint Louverture International Airport is an international airport located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haiti's main International airports was not always known as the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
Developed with grant money from the American government, the airport opened in 1965 as Francois Duvalier International Airport, named after Haitian president Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (1957-1971).
Following the resignation of Duvalier's son and successor Jean Claude Duvalier in 1986, the airport was renamed Port-au-Prince International, I used to hear it called Airport Mais Gate.
In 2003 they renamed it Toussaint L'Overture International Airport, Let us hope they stop screwing with the name of the airport from now on!
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Many pepole ask: Do I need a valid passport to travel to Haiti?
Yes you do need a passport to travel to Haiti. Haiti does require you to have a valid passport.
From the US Department of State:
Haitian law requires U.S. citizens to have a passport to enter Haiti. In the past, officials have waived this requirement if travelers had a certified copy of their U.S. birth certificate.
The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that U.S. citizens obtain passports before travel to Haiti.
Once in Haiti, an undocumented U.S. citizen can experience delays of several weeks for the issuance of a passport, as it is often more difficult to establish identity and citizenship overseas than in the United States.
U.S. Citizens traveling to and from Haiti must present a valid passport when entering or re-entering the United States. We strongly encourage all American citizen travelers to apply for a U.S. passport or passport card well in advance of anticipated travel.
American citizens can visit travel.state.gov or call 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778) for information on how to apply for their passports.
If you are a Haitian Businessman or a Diplomat, you can fly to Barbados, no visa required but there is a catch...
What is the catch you ask?
Barbados allows free movement of Haitian diplomats and business executives who hold American visas or Schengen visas.
So in other words, Mr and Mrs Haitian traveler must hold two of the most difficult visa in the world in order to enter Barbados...
Being that an American visa is very hard to get in Haiti, that leaves most Haitians out of the loop.
Barbados is now the 10th CARICOM member state to sign a visa waiver agreement with Haiti, allowing business people from that country and diplomats to visit the country without a visa.
The document was signed by Barbados Foreign Minister, Maxine McClean, while Haiti's Special Envoy to CARICOM, John Alexis signed on behalf of Port-au-Prince.
Dominicans, Colombians and Panamanians visiting Haiti no longer need to obtain a visa to travel to Haiti.
This is effective as of January 10, 2012.
In order to facilitate foreign investment and tourism in Haiti, Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, has decided to do away with the need for Citizens of the Dominican Republic, Columbia and Panama to obtain a visa to visit Haiti.
If you have a passport, you are going to go.
Visit Haiti... Have some fun!
(Original article published by Haiti Newspaper Le Nouvelliste)
Marriott Hotel is coming to Haiti.
Marriott International announced earlier this week that in 2014, the first-ever Marriott hotel will open it's doors in Port-au-Prince Haiti.
Marriott International president Arne Sorenson says:
"This hotel is one more signal that Haiti is open for business"
The new Marriott Hotel Haiti will have 173-room and will cost a whopping $45 million to build.
Builders set the opening date of the new Marriott Hotel in Haiti for 2014