Travel Advisory: Situation in Haiti

13 March 2024

On 3 March 2024, following the escalating violence in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian authorities have imposed a state of emergency and curfew for the West territory, including the capital city of Port-au-Prince.


As the situation remains volatile, Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to Haiti. Singaporeans in Haiti are advised to remain vigilant, monitor the local news closely, and heed the instructions of the authorities. They should avoid places where there are large crowds and take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, including purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Singaporeans are also encouraged to eRegister with MFA at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg if they have not done so.


Singapore has no diplomatic representation in Haiti. Singaporeans in need of consular assistance may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hr)

Address: Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Fax: +65 6476 7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. For the latest updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.

Singaporeans can visit Haiti for up to 90 days without a visa.

A tourist fee of US$10 is payable at the airport. Singaporeans who wish to extend their stay in Haiti beyond 90 days should apply for an extension from the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Travellers’ passports should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Haiti.

As entry and immigration requirements may change at short notice, we advise you to visit the website of the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (https://www.mspp.gouv.ht/) or the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship website (https://mae.gouv.ht) for the most updated information and to contact your travel agency, or the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Haiti to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.

Travellers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution in Haiti due to the high risk of violent crime and civil unrest. Kidnappings of Haitians and foreigners have increased in recent years. The security situation can deteriorate quickly, and local police may also lack resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

If you decide to travel to Haiti, be aware of your surroundings. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery, and where possible should travel in larger groups or with reliable local guides. If robbed, it is safer to hand over your cash and valuables without resistance.

Flooding is common after heavy rainfall and roads may be blocked. Drivers should be aware of their surroundings and drive cautiously at all times. Purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure. 

Drug offences carry heavy penalties. Pack your own luggage and do not accept ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.

Travellers should carry their passports with them at all times.

Prior to your travel, consult your doctor for travel health advice regarding vaccinations required or recommended and purchase comprehensive travel insurance. Mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, are prevalent in certain areas. Take precautions against insect bites.

Hurricanes and earthquakes may occur in Haiti. Hurricane season lasts from June to November each year. Flash floods and landslides are common. Visitors are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities, monitor the local news and the latest regional weather forecasts.




All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to register your travel itinerary abroad on the MFA eRegister system. you may login to our eRegister portal via your SingPass account and submit a registration. The information you provide us will allow us to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (e.g., natural disasters. civil unrest, etc) occur.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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