Connie, It remains pretty bad in haiti. Tens of thousands of people are still living in emergency accommodation (and we're talking about plywood frames covered in plastic sheeting) and hurricane season is coming. There's still political instability, the country doesn't have a PM at the moment and there's wrangling over who should get the job. Criminal gangs are still roaming the streets, especially in the poorer districts of PaP. Did I mention cholera is on the rise again?
Most foreign governments advise against all but essential travel to Haiti.
If you want to go and help with the reconstruction, don't go independently, make contact with one of the aid organisations. They'll arrange proper vaccination and health cover and the appropriate travel insurance (regular travel insurance won't apply to aid workers).
Phi at the WorldNomads.com safety hub over 7 years ago
By criminal gangs Dr. Phil must be referring the overly armed UN Troops. Haiti is no garden spot, but if you are a real traveler you can fly there, spend a week and get in touch with your own humanity by meeting genuinely kind and gracious people. The Haitian culture is rich and unforgettable. Not for candy asses. over 7 years ago