All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic at least 4-8 weeks before departure for clearance to travel internationally.  If you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to bring pills for the drive up and down the mountain. 

You should be up to date on all routine shots.  Travel vaccinations may be available at your local pharmacy, including Costco.

The Center for Disease Control makes the following suggestions for travel to Haiti:

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Travelers’ diarrhea:

Travelers’ diarrhea is the most common travel-related ailment. The cornerstone of prevention is food and water precautions. The food prepared by the Haitian cooks may be spicy, and you may wish to pack some antacids and anti- diarrheal medication if you feel you are predisposed to these digestive issues. Speak with your doctor about the possibility of bringing along an antibiotic and an anti-diarrheal drug to be started if significant diarrhea occurs.

Most cases of travelers’ diarrhea are mild and do not require either antibiotics or antidiarrheal drugs. Adequate fluid intake is essential. Please check with your Trip leader before taking anti-diarrheal or antibiotic medications for diarrhea.

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