Haiti is one of the most famous Caribbean countries with lots of Haitians becoming high flying immigrants in the United States. However, being a Caribbean country, Haiti is also a spot for travel visits, and as a culture for us at MBBA, we love to let you know about your favorite travel destinations so you can plan accordingly.
Although Haiti has been missing in action from the Caribbean tourism scene for years; but now it’s stepping out from the shadows and proudly declaring itself one of the most distinctive and exciting countries for visitors to the region due to its abundance of historical buildings, sites and art.
Here are six things you should not do when you visit HAITI.
Ask people before you take their picture. Some people do not want their picture taken, or if you do take it, they will ask to be paid.
Do Not Invite Anybody To Your Country Especially The United States
DO NOT invite a Haitian to the U.S; Normal friendly comments (that you can make every day with no real commitment) are easily misconstrued by the Haitians as actual invitations.
Do Not Carry Too Much Money Around
Most things in Haiti can be bought with $20 dollar bills, and as such it is advisable and safer that you carry only $20 bills in denominations and not higher than that.
Do Not Give Out Your Contact Address
DO NOT give out your email addresses, phone numbers, or mailing addresses to individuals.
If someone asks you for something of yours, do not say “Maybe” or “We will see”, politely decline.
Do Not Engage in careless charity in Haiti
Haiti has suffered from natural disasters, which had left much of the population vulnerable and relying on charity or relief aid; however if you want to donate, be sure to meet the appropriate authorities and bodies that are genuinely providing charity. Make your thorough research before making donations.
Avoid Confrontations with locals or walking about at Night
Although Haitians are friendly, it is best to maintain cordial relations with locals. Do not engage in any confrontation or move around at night. Also do not walk into random gatherings to spectate.