Haiti Packing Suggestions


Climate Overview

In July, the average temperature in Port-Au-Prince in July is very hot at 30 °C (86 °F). Afternoons can be severely hot with average high temperatures reaching 35 °C (95 °F).

Hurricane season stretches from August to October, and many days are humid with considerable rainfall.

We recommend planning your travel wardrobe around casual, practical, and comfortable clothing.  Items that can be layered will provide you with maximum comfort and flexibility.


  • Comfortable walking shoes 

  • Sandals with ankle straps

  • Light rain jacket

  • Light layers 

  • Warm layers for cooler conditions

  • At least one outfit appropriate for beach/water activities

  • Sweater or cardigan

  • Sun hat/baseball cap

  • Swimsuit

  • Rain hat and/or travel umbrella 

personal items

  • Toiletries

  • Moisturizing lotion/ lip balm

  • Baby wipes/ hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen/sunburn relief products

  • Insect repellent/bite relief products

  • A supply of prescription drugs/copy of the prescription itself (using the generic name)

  • Over‐the-­counter medicine for common ailments such as upset stomach or colds

  • Minor first aid kit including analgesic, Band-­Aids, and antibiotic ointment


  • Day pack

  • Camera/memory cards

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Extra pair of eyeglasses or contacts

  • Contact lens case/cleaning solution

  • Eyeglass repair kit

  • Sunglasses

  • Ear plugs for light sleepers

  • Inflatable neck pillow

  • Sleeping mask

  • Liquid soap for hand laundry

  • Sewing repair kit

  • Phone card or SIM-­ready cell phone

  • Passport photocopies 

  • List of emergency and personal phone numbers

  • Converters/Adaptors for electronics (suitable for 110V/60hz)