Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 316

GETTING TO HAITI Flights into Port-Au-Prince From the USA American Airlines, Jet Blue, and United Airways from Miami & New York requires an overnight stay if travelling into these airports from another city. Sunrise Airways flies from Florida to Port-Au-Prince. AA flies from Miami to Cap- Haïtien airport in the north From Canada Air Transat from Montreal From France Air Caraibes from Paris Orly Air France via Guadeloupe Dominican Republic Sunrise Airways www. sunriseairways.net (twice a day). You can fly into Punta Cana or Peurto Plata and then drive to Santo Domingo and stay overnight. Cuba Sunrise Airways ABOUT HAITI Haiti was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus who gave it its name. It is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea which consists of two countries - The Dominican Republic and Haiti. Haiti occupies 1/3 while The Dominican Republic occupies 2/3 of Hispaniola. Haiti is primarily populated by African- Caribbean people with a history of French colonialism. [Source: Bob Corbett, August 1999] Haiti’s creole name is Ayiti which means mountainous land. Haiti was first inhabited by the Taino and Arawak people, then later by African slaves brought in by the French. Haiti was the first black republic in the world. The island Haiti occupies is called Hispaniola. www.experiencehaiti.org A valid passport is mandatory but no visa is required for stays less than 90 days. All foreign passport holders travelling to Haiti must pay a tourist fee set at $10.00 at the airport. Click here for more information on travelling to Haiti. Photo Credit: www.experiencehaiti.org