Top Answers To Port-au-Prince Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    It is recommended to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Polio, Yellow Fever, Rabies, MMR, and Tetanus-diptheria.
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    This question is probably better answered by your friends and family in Haiti. The U.S. State Department recommends against non-essential travel to the country because of continuing post-earthquake reconstruction efforts, as well as a high incidence of crime. But again, you should consult with your Haitian friends and family as they will be able to give you the most appropriate advice given their understanding of conditions on the ground and the kind of places you'd likely be visiting, etc.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    The Haiti National Palace has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt many times over the past 140 years. The most recent palace, which suffered severe damage in the 2010 earthquake, was built in 1918.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    Richie, I think the answer to your question may depend on the type of vacation you're planning. Royal Caribbean copped a lot of flack for continuing cruises to its private beach at Labadee shortly after the huge January 2010 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people. Many questioned the morality of sending a bunch of sun-seekers to an island in ruins; others, among them many tourism experts, suggested that it was important to support the devastated economy through tourism. I suspect things are a little clearer now that we're over a year past the disaster, though there's no doubt the country is still suffering and continues to be racked with endemic crime and poverty. That said, as a cruise-line passenger, for example, it's highly unlikely you'll glimpse this side of things. CNN has a good resource on the 2010 RCL debate, with plenty of comments and other info to help you make your decision: http://bit.ly/frC4D9

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