Dajabon/Quanamithe Border Crossing?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 10:18 AM Last Post By: parryander
Apr 20, 2010 1:03 PM
Dajabon/Quanamithe Border Crossing?How's the Dajabon/Quanamithe border crossing these days? Hour long waits, or is it pretty quick? Does it make much of a difference if you cross by foot? And while I'm at it -- I saw one old post mentioning that onward transport (to Cap Haitien) was easy on the Haitian side, but just thought I'd confirm...
May 10, 2010 4:48 PM
1I walked across both ways in feb, it was quick and easy. On the way to Haiti it was deserted. The way back was a friday and the border was open to haitians to enter the DR to buy goods. It was INSANE how many people were there trading and selling goods. I still walked right across, I didn't even stop at customs.
May 10, 2010 5:57 PM
2I crossed here in April 2010 on the Caribe Tours bus. We didn't have to get off the bus, but I did as we waited perhaps a half hour for all ten people on the bus to get our entry/exit stamps. While I didn't feel in danger, there were street kids on both sides who run up to any tourists. The Dajabon side is right in the Dominican town but the Haitian side is a walk into Ouanaminthe. My impressions are that both towns are sort of rough and tumble and I am not a nervous afraid type. Cap Haitien, on the other hand, is lovely.
Nov 20, 2012 9:01 AM
Nov 20, 2012 9:04 AM
Nov 20, 2012 10:01 AM
5Interested in details for this Friday. Looks like Haiti is on EST and DR 1 hour ahead. Does the border open at a particular time headed from DR to Haiti? What time does it close (Haiti to DR)?
Nov 20, 2012 10:18 AM
6I have not taken the bus, but some folks who post here have - try searching through the forum, or perhaps another person will drop in.
Another place to check is on DR1 - look for the forum on Haiti.
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