Haiti visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Haitian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Burkina Faso passport holders can visit Haiti for a period of 90 days without a visa.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of their arrival in Haiti. The passport should have two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof they have sufficient funds to cover their entire stay in Haiti. An onward or return ticket is also necessary, as well as proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for the stay in Haiti.
  • Burkinabes travelling to Haiti must pay a tourist fee set at $10.00 on arrival at the airport.
  • Citizens of Burkina Faso visiting Haiti with pets must have a veterinary health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination.
  • On entry into Haiti, tourists with amounts exceeding $10,000 will have to declare it on arrival.
  • Although there is no direct flight from Burkina Faso to Haiti, intending visitors can get to Haiti from international airports in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Royal Air Maroc, JetBlue, Air France, Air Burkina and Air Cote D'Ivoire are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Haiti.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Port-au-Prince, Haiti is 1 day, 16 hours.
  • Haiti has a hot and humid tropical climate. The north wind brings fog and drizzle, which interrupt Haiti's dry season from November to January. But from February to May, the weather is very wet. Northeast trade winds bring rains during the wet season.
  • Christianity, precisely Roman Catholicism, is the official religion of Haiti, with about 80% of the entire population practising it. However, a large majority of Haitians believe in and practice at least one aspect of voodoo.
  • The official currency of Haiti is the Haitian Gourde, although the USD is also widely accepted. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) and French are the official languages of Haiti.
  • November to March is the best time to visit Haiti because the temperatures are much cooler and perfect for relaxing on the beaches.
  • Tourists are advised to budget between $60-$75 to spend per day while in Haiti.
  • Some of the delicacies tourists can enjoy in Haiti include poulet aux noix (chicken and cashew nuts), mayi moulen ak sòs pwa, poul an sòs (cornmeal with beans and stewed chicken), griyo (fried pork), lanbi an sòs lanbi kreyol (conch in creole sauce), lanbi boukannen and woma boukannen (grilled conch and lobster).
  • The hurricane season in Haiti lasts from June to the end of November; tourists are advised to plan their trip cautiously.
  • Haiti uses the Eastern Daylight Time (GMT- 4), which means Burkina Faso is four hours ahead in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Haiti are of Type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Movement in Haiti is possible with buses, taxis and car rentals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Haiti safe for tourists to visit?

Haiti is generally not safe to visit due to civil unrest, kidnaps, mugging, theft and other forms of insurgencies. Tourists in the country are advised to take extra precaution while in the country.

When is the best time to travel to the Haiti?

The weather is at its best during the dry spell from November through to March and this is generally considered the best time to visit Haiti.

Is the tap water in Haiti safe to drink?

Many public water kiosks in Haiti are dry, so it is a constant struggle for water. Also, cholera has invaded the country, safe drinking water has become Haiti's most urgent public health problem. Tourists are advised to drink bottled water.

What currency is used in Haiti?

The Haitian Gourde (HTG) is Haiti's official currency. The USD is also widely accepted. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.