INSEL AIR Travel Notice Haiti – Cholera outbreak

Due to the current outbreak of Cholera in Haiti, InselAir has taken the following measures on flights to and from Haiti until further notice.

Penalty fees for date changes will be waved on tickets to and from Haiti, even if the booking class does not permit it.

Also, InselAir urges passengers travelling to Haiti to read the following advisory carefully:

  • Before departing for Haiti, talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an antibiotic to treat travelers’ diarrhea.
  • Drink water that you have boiled for at least one minute or treated with chlorine or iodine (2 drops of household bleach or ½ an iodine tablet per liter of water). Other safe beverages include tea and coffee made with boiled or treated water, as well as drinks that have been bottled and sealed (such as bottled water, carbonated drinks, and sports drinks).
  • Do not put ice in drinks, unless the ice is made from boiled or treated water.
  • Eat only foods that have been thoroughly cooked and are still hot, or fruit that you have peeled yourself.
  • Do not eat undercooked or raw fish or shellfish, including ceviche.
  • Make sure all vegetables are cooked. Do not eat salads or other raw vegetables.
  • Do not eat foods or drink beverages from street vendors.
  • Do not bring perishable seafood back to Curaçao
  • A simple rule of thumb for safe food and water is “Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it.”

If you are traveling in Haiti and have severe watery diarrhea, seek medical care right away. It is important to remember to drink fluids and use oral rehydration salts (ORS) to prevent dehydration.”


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