Travel Information


While working in Haiti as a FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF HAITI medical mission volunteer you should carry the following with you at all times (in secure belt bag or fanny pack):

    • Airline Ticket and itinerary
    • ReEntry Pass (Green Card given in Haiti)
    • Additional Photo ID
    • Emergency Currency (Cash, Credit/debit card, etc.)
    • Passport (extra copy in your carry-on)
    • Hotel Confirmation (if applicable)

Clothing and Personal Items

    • Shorts (2)
    • Shirts (3)
    • Jeans (1)
    • Underwear (4)
    • Bras (2-3)
    • Sleepwear (1-2)
    • Swimsuit
    • Hat
    • Socks (2)
    • Tennis Shoes (1)
    • Sandals and/or water shoes (1)
    • Water Bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Flashlight (and extra batteries)
    • Camera (and extra batteries)
    • Notebook
    • Pens
    • Watch
    • Glasses/Contacts/Solution
    • Nice outfit for outings (ie. Sundress)


    • Insect Repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
    • Razor/Shaving Cream
    • Tampons/Pads
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Medications (personal)
    • Hairbrush
    • Hair Ties, Headbands, etc.

Optional/Miscellaneous Items

    • Reading Material
    • Language Resources (apps, books, etc.)
    • Small fan to clip on bed (battery)
    • Ear Plugs
    • Phone and charger
    • Music and headphones
    • Alarm Clock

Provided at the clinic

    • Bedding
    • Bath, wash cloth, Beach Towels
    • Scrubs
    • Daily Laundry
    • Meals
    • Bottled Water and soft drinks (lemonade)

Medical: (If applicable)

    • Stethoscope
    • FOTCOH Medical Guidelines

* All clothing and personal items must fit in a single carry-on bag.

* Avoid taking unnecessary personal items and valuables. Consider the possibility of an item being lost or stolen, would you miss it? If yes, leave it home.

FOTCOH – Friends of the Children of Haiti is not responsible for the personal medical choices made by participants in medical missions to Haiti.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Information for Travelers to Haiti


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