Message for U.S. Citizens: November 2021 Consular Newsletter

As part of our continued efforts to inform U.S. citizens in Haiti, the Consular Section in Port Au Prince is pleased to provide its November 2021 Newsletter, available at  https://tinyurl.com/ConsularNewsletterNovember2021 .  This month’s newsletter includes a notice to U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Haiti at this time, a Q&A about the vaccine requirements to fly ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Director General IOM Vitorino and Deputy Directors General Pope and Daniels

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 15, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary Blinken met with Director General António Vitorino and the two new Deputy Directors General Amy Pope and Ugochi Daniels today in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken congratulated the Director General on IOM’s upcoming 70th anniversary and welcomed the two Deputy Directors General to their new ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

November 10, 2021 Location:  Haiti Events:  The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to make plans to depart Haiti now via commercial means. U.S. citizens should carefully consider the risks of traveling to or remaining in Haiti in light of the current security situation and infrastructure challenges.  Widespread fuel shortages may limit essential services in an emergency, ... Read More»

DHS Announces Six New Countries Eligible for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has announced six new countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in the coming year.  The notice listing the eligible countries will be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 10, 2021. “The Department ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Haiti Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has rescheduled all visa appointments through Friday, November 12, 2021.  However, the embassy remains open for services for U.S. citizens in Haiti.  Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant, as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable. As a reminder, Haiti has a Level 4 “DO ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Worldwide Events:  On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the ... Read More»

USAID Donates 250 Life-Saving Oxygen Cylinders to Haiti’s Ministry of Health

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 250 life-saving oxygen cylinders to the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti (MSPP) as part of the U.S. government’s continued efforts to respond to COVID-19.  These cylinders will help hospitals in Haiti provide the life-saving care their patients need. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 1, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has received information that some Haitian gangs may demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, November 2, using similar tactics as those used by the violent group Phantom 509.  These tactics consist of deploying riders on motorcycles to move rapidly around Port-au-Prince attacking Government of Haiti ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 25, 2021) Location:  Haiti Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has rescheduled all routine appointments through Friday, October 29, 2021.  The embassy remains open for emergency services for U.S. Citizens in Haiti.  Please avoid all unnecessary travel as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable. As a reminder, Haiti ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Haiti Event: Several workers unions are calling for the launch of an operation “fèmen peyi” (“closed country”) on Monday, October 25, 2021.  Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable. Additionally, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that kidnapping is widespread and victims regularly include U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  There are numerous reports of roadblocks and burning tires throughout Port-au-Prince.  Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation is highly unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid demonstration and crowds; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks – if you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area; and Monitor local media for breaking ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  The association of drivers of petroleum products (ACPPH) has called for a strike on Thursday, October 21, 2021.  There are continued reports of insecurity in and around gas stations due to a lack of fuel.  Please avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as civil actions such as this, while largely peaceful, can ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 17, 2021) Location:  Haiti Events:  There are reports of a general transportation strike planned for Monday, October 18, 2021.  Additionally, there are some groups calling for demonstrations on Monday as well.  Please avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as civil actions such as these, while largely peaceful, can be ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 95, Petion-Ville Events:  There are reports of demonstrators on Delmas 95 heading toward Petion-Ville.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in the aforementioned areas and remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can be unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid demonstration and crowds; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks – if you ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Visits Haiti October 12–13

On October 12-13, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya traveled to Haiti in her first official visit as Under Secretary of State to underscore the United States’ commitment to the people of Haiti and supporting Haitian-led solutions to challenges facing the country. Under Secretary Zeya was accompanied by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

Location: Petion-ville, Port-au-Prince   Events: The intersection of Rue Metelus and Rue Borno in Pétion-Ville is currently blocked by burning tires and tree branches.  Please avoid this are until further notice. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Delmas 95 and 105 Events: Please avoid the area around Delmas 95 and 105 this weekend due to the potential for violence related to the recent arrest of a gang member. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Haiti and Panama

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Haiti and Panama from October 12–16, 2021. In Haiti, Under Secretary Zeya will meet with Prime Minister Ariel Henry to discuss an inclusive, Haitian-led political dialogue that will lead to free and fair elections; how Haiti can provide better ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Haiti

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York October 4, 2021 AS DELIVERED Thank you. Let me start by congratulating Ireland for an extraordinarily successful and productive month during your presidency. And then I’d like to welcome Kenya – Kenya’s assumption of the Chair – and we look forward to ... Read More»

Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2021 On September 30–October 1, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols traveled to Haiti in his first official visit as Assistant Secretary to underscore U.S. commitment to the people of Haiti. He was accompanied by National Security Council Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Haiti Events:  Several transport and textile unions have called for a national strike on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Please avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as civil actions of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid demonstration and crowds; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks – if you ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: September 2021 Consular Newsletter

As part of our continued efforts to inform U.S. Citizens in Haiti, the Consular Section in Port Au Prince is pleased to provide its September 2021 Newsletter, available at: tinyurl.com/September2021CONSNewsletter . This month’s newsletter features a message from our new Fraud Prevention Manager, tips to be always ready as part of National Preparedness Month, and a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Metropolitan Area Events: There is a planned demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince on Sunday, September 26th starting at 10:00 am. The proposed demonstration is expected to start at the Place Constitution (Champs de Mers) and continue through Lalue, Ave Martin Luther King, Viaduct (Carrefour airport), Delmas main road, Delmas 33, Gerald Bataille, Carrefour Fleuriot, and conclude ... Read More»

On the Record from Spokesperson Ned Price: Haiti

September 23, 2021 Press Corps Colleagues, The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: “There have been multiple senior-level policy conversations on Haiti, where all proposals, including those led by Special Envoy Foote, were fully considered in a rigorous and transparent policy process. Some of those proposals were determined to be harmful to our commitment ... Read More»

Department of Homeland Security Statement

After viewing the footage, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided the following statement: DHS does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody and we take these allegations very seriously. Customs and Border Patrol’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the matter and has alerted the DHS Office of Inspector General. In addition, ... Read More»

U. S. Embassy Online Auction

The U.S. Embassy will host its first online auction September 20 – 25, 2021. The auction will be open to Embassy personnel and the general public. The Embassy will sell surplus movable property (SMP) via a web-based Electronic Auction.  Items for sale include sofas, chairs, mattresses, dining room sets, stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and motor ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port au Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port au Prince, Haiti Events: The U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince will be closed on Monday, September 20, 2021 for the observance of Dessalines’ Day, a Haitian national holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre Emergencies: +509-2229-8000 Non-emergency inquiries:  acspap@state.gov Website:  https://ht.usembassy.gov/ Contact ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Metropolitan Area, West Department Events:  Since September 2, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has observed increased violent gang and kidnapping activity throughout the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.  Affected areas include but are not limited to: the vicinity of Carrefour Drouillard, Airport Road, Lower Delmas, Santo, Torcelle, downtown/Champs-de-Mars, as well as greater Croix-des-Bouquets, La Saline, Cite ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Civil society groups organized a demonstration for Wednesday, September 8 to begin at 10:00 am at Carrefour Aeroport, and proceed along the following route: Nazon, Avenue Martin Luther King, Bois-Verna, and Avenue Charles Sumner (in front of the Ministry of Justice), ending at Place Constitution in Champs-de-Mars.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  The American Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince will be closed for routine services on Friday, September 10, 2021. American Citizens Services will reopen with full services on Monday, September 13, 2021. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre Emergencies: +509-2229-8000 Non-emergency inquiries:  acspap@state.gov Website:  https://ht.usembassy.gov/ Contact the ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER SOUTHCOM Successfully Completes Haiti Earthquake Operation as USAID Continues Robust Relief and Recovery

For Immediate Release September 3, 2021 During the three weeks since a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, USAID and the Department of Defense U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have been urgently working to deliver aid to hard-to-reach areas as quickly as possible. Today, because access to affected communities by land and sea has improved and civilian ... Read More»

USAID CONTINUES TO DELIVER CRITICAL AID TO HAITIANS

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov   The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is continuing to get critical aid to Haitians impacted by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14 by transporting additional relief items and medical supplies to Haiti. On August 30, USAID ... Read More»

Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Haiti

For Immediate Release August 26, 2021 READOUT The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ On August 26, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Haiti, where USAID is leading the United States government response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on August 14. While in Haiti, Administrator Power met with Haitians impacted by the disaster ... Read More»

USAID Provides $32 Million to Respond to Haiti Earthquake

For Immediate Release August 26, 2021 Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $32 million in humanitarian assistance for Haiti as the Agency continues to lead the U.S. government response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14. This funding announcement will support humanitarian partners delivering urgently-needed aid, including health care ... Read More»

U.S. Government Assistance to Haiti Continues to Reach People Affected by August 14th Earthquake

For Immediate Release August 24, 2021 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to lead U.S. government efforts to expand relief operations by air, land, and sea to reach and respond in areas impacted by the August 14 earthquake in southwestern Haiti. Since arriving on the ground that same day, the USAID Disaster Assistance ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER Passing of USAID Colleague Tresja Denysenko

For Immediate Release August 19, 2021 STATEMENT BY ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER Passing of USAID Colleague Tresja Denysenko It is with great sadness that on behalf of the USAID family I relay the passing of Tresja Denysenko, a tireless disaster response expert with our Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Tresja passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2021, ... Read More»

The United States Government Continues Response Efforts to Haiti Earthquake

For Immediate Release August 18, 2021 At the direction of President Biden, the United States Government rapidly mobilized to assist the Government of Haiti and the Haitian people after Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Hours after the earthquake struck, the President authorized an immediate U.S. response . The same day, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power, the President’s designated ... Read More»

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROVIDING AIR TRANSPORT IN SUPPORT OF USAID HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE

For Immediate Release Monday, August 16, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has requested the unique capabilities of the Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to support USAID’s response to the earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14, 2021. U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has established ... Read More»

Weather Alert –U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti   Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  Tropical Storm Watch for Tropical Depression Grace remains in effect for the entire coast of Haiti.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in Haiti within the next 24 hours.  ​Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.  Little change in wind strength is forecast during the next day.  Tropical Depression Grace is ... Read More»

USAID DEPLOYING URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE MEMBERS TO HAITI TO JOIN USAID’S DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TEAM

Sunday, August 15, 2021 Today, at the request of the Government of Haiti, USAID is deploying an urban search and rescue team to join the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that was mobilized yesterday to lead the U.S. government’s response efforts to the earthquake that struck Haiti. The urban search and rescue team from ... Read More»

Weather Alert –U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  have issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Tropical Storm Grace for the entire coast of Haiti.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in Haiti within the next 48 hours.  ​Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph and some strengthening is expected before Tropical Storm Grace reaches Hispaniola.  Weakening wind is forecast as Tropical Storm Grace crosses Hispaniola Monday and Monday ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Port au Prince

Location:  Haiti  Event:  At 8:29 am EST a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, approximately 75 miles west of the capital Port au Prince.  The epicenter was 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud in the south and there are reports of damage to buildings and injuries in the southern towns of Jeremie and Les Cayes.  A 5.2 magnitude ... Read More»

Weather Alert –U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti  Event:  The National Hurricane Center (NHC)and Haiti-Meteo advise that tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in portions of the Dominican Republic this morning.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in northern Haiti and the southeastern Bahamas by late today.  There is a risk of wind and rainfall impacts in portions of Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and Cuba during ... Read More»

Weather Alert –U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti.  Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC)and  Haiti-Meteo  advise that a weather system moving across the northeastern Caribbean Sea is expected to develop into a tropical storm.  Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning this afternoon, and in the Dominican Republic by Wednesday.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in northern Haiti and ... Read More»

Weather Alert –U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (August 10, 2021)

Location:  Haiti.  Event:  The National Hurricane Center (NHC)and Haiti-Meteo advise that a weather system moving across the northeastern Caribbean Sea is expected to develop into a tropical storm.  Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning this afternoon, and in the Dominican Republic by Wednesday.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in ... Read More»

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

Haiti (Tier 2 Watch List) The Government of Haiti does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included prosecuting and convicting more traffickers, updating the penal code, forming regional anti-trafficking subcommittees, and continuing to implement a national identification card program. However, ... Read More»

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

Designation Allows Eligible Haitians Who Resided in the U.S. as of July 29 to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization Documents WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice  that provides information about how to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced this 18-month designation of Haiti for TPS on May 22. The registration process ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre near Belmart Events:  Due to reports of rock throwing and tire burning on Blvd 15 Octobre near Belmart, the U.S. Embassy is restricting non official travel of its staff until further notice.  Please avoid unnecessary travel to this area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Do not ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Gros-Morne / Port-de-Paix, Haiti Events:  In the past two weeks there have been several armed kidnappings, including of  American Citizens along the road between Gros Morne and Port-de-Paix (Also known as National Route 5).  Please avoid unnecessary travel along this route at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 27, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  There is a planned demonstration and march through multiple areas of Port-au-Prince tomorrow, July 28, 2021.  Demonstrators are expected to assemble at 10:00 a.m. at the Place de la Constitution in downtown Port-au-Prince.  From there, the anticipated route will run through Lalue to Avenue ... Read More»

Announcement of a Unity Government in Haiti

07/20/2021 10:32 PM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States welcomes efforts by Haiti’s political leadership to come together in choosing an interim Prime Minister and a unity cabinet to chart a path forward in the wake of the heinous assassination of Jovenel Moïse.  The formation of this interim government is a positive and necessary step to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed on July 22 and July 23, 2021

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Event: The Government of Haiti has declared Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23 national holidays in honor of President Moise who will be interred Friday, July 23. Accordingly, the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti will be closed for all services on those days. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN General Assembly Session on the Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York July 14, 2021 AS DELIVERED Good morning. Madam President, Deputy Secretary-General, I am equally honored and saddened to deliver the statement on behalf of the United States in its capacity as host country. I join my distinguished colleagues here today in expressing ... Read More»

U.S. Announces First COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery to Haiti

On July 14, the United States delivered the first 500,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Haiti for the Haitian people with support from the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Government of the United States worked closely with the Government of Haiti to arrange the secure transfer of the Moderna vaccines to the people of Haiti ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Haiti

Haiti is a partner of the United States and we have continually sought to provide support for Haiti’s safety, security, and development. In January 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $75.5 million in bilateral development and health assistance for a wide range of issues, including democratic governance, health, education, agricultural development, and pre-election activities. The United States is ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on U.S. Government Delegation to Haiti

On July 11, a United States interagency delegation with representatives from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and National Security Council traveled to Haiti in response to the Haitian government’s request for security and investigative assistance following the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. The delegation reviewed the ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The Embassy of the United States in Haiti reminds U.S. citizens of the Level Four Travel Advisory for Haiti (“do not travel”).  Given the reopening of airports to commercial flights, we strongly encourage those U.S. citizens who are in country to avail themselves of the opportunity to depart Haiti, especially if ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The Embassy of the United States in Haiti reminds U.S. citizens of the Level Four Travel Advisory for Haiti (“do not travel”).  Given the reopening of airports to commercial flights, we strongly encourage those U.S. citizens who are in country to avail themselves of the opportunity to depart Haiti, especially if they ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The airports are now open for commercial flights beginning today, July 9, 2021.  Please contact the airlines directly for information on specific flights.  As per our earlier message to U.S. citizens, the Consular Section will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens in Haiti and will ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 8, 2021) Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The Embassy will be closed for consular services tomorrow, July 9th, 2021.  As per our earlier message to U.S. citizens, the Consular Section will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens in Haiti and will inform you as ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Acting Haitian Prime Minister Joseph

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 7, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Acting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph today. Secretary Blinken extended condolences to the family and loved ones of President Moïse and to the people of Haiti. The Secretary also expressed the United States’ wishes for ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The Embassy will be closed tomorrow, July 8th, 2021.  As per our earlier message to U.S. citizens, the Consular Section will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens in Haiti and will inform you as appropriate. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Assassination of President Jovenel Moïse

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the horrific assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and the attack on First Lady Martine Moïse of Haiti.  We condemn this heinous act, and I am sending my sincere wishes for First Lady Moïse’s recovery. The United States offers condolences to the people of Haiti, and we stand ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Throughout Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy is closely monitoring the situation in Haiti and will update U.S. citizens with relevant information as appropriate.  The U.S. Embassy will remain closed today for all services.  Please avoid unnecessary travel at this time and continue to check the U.S. Embassy website for updates.  Check directly with your airline ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Events:  Due to an ongoing security situation, the US Embassy is restricting its direct-hire US citizen staff to the Embassy compounds in Tabarre until further notice.  The Embassy will be closed today, including for consular services.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time.   Actions to take:   ·        Avoid the area;   ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti.  Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  advise that Hurricane Elsa is moving toward the southern coast of Haiti. Hurricane conditions are expected in Haiti later today. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Rainfall of 4 to 8 inches is expected across southern portions of Hispaniola with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches expected ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  Due to an ongoing security situation on Rue Fleuriot in Tabarre, the US Embassy is restricting non official travel of its direct-hire US citizen staff to the Embassy compound until further notice.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti.  Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  advise that Tropical Storm Elsa has been upgraded to a hurricane.  A Tropical Strom Warning is in effect for the entire coast of Haiti and a Hurricane Watch is in effect for the southern portion of Haiti from Port au Prince to the southern border with the Dominican Republic.  Surface observations ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. JULY 1, 2021 MS JOHNSTONE: Good afternoon, and welcome. My name is Kari Johnstone. I am the acting director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us virtually to mark the release of the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report, or the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince,  Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  Due to ongoing demonstrations and reports of accompanying violence occurring throughout Port-au-Prince, the US Embassy is restricting non official travel of its direct-hire US citizen staff to Tabarre until further notice.  Please avoid unnecessary travel at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti.  Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  advise that Tropical Storm Elsa is headed towards the Eastern Caribbean.  Winds are currently 40 mph and may strengthen as the storm proceeds.  Tropical storm conditions are expected beginning early Friday in portions of the Windward and southern Leeward Islands. There is a risk of wind and rainfall impacts in portions ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 30, 2021) Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events: There is an ongoing demonstration with reports of burning barricades and rock throwing near Delmas 32, Delmas 33, and Christ Roi.  The US Embassy is restricting non official travel of its direct-hire US citizen staff from traveling in this area.  Please avoid unnecessary ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: June 2021 Consular Newsletter

As part of our continued efforts to inform U.S. Citizens in Haiti, the Consular Section in Port Au Prince is pleased to provide its June 2021 Newsletter, available at:  https://tinyurl.com/June2021CONSNewsletter . This month’s newsletter features a message from our Incoming Immigrant Visa Unit Chief, a Q&A about the immigrant visa process, and a commemoration of LGBTQI+ ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  In observance of the Juneteenth federal holiday in the United States,  the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince will be closed on June 18, 2021. With this closing, all scheduled American Citizen Services appointments have been cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Applicants with appointments on June 18, 2021 will be ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Haiti Events:  Civil unrest, violent crime, kidnapping, and COVID-19 in Haiti, coupled with weak security and health infrastructure, pose increased threats to the safety and well-being of U.S. Citizens throughout Haiti.  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is extremely limited in its capacity to respond to U.S. Citizens in distress throughout the country.  Consequently, U.S. ... Read More»

USAID’s ATTEINDRE Project Will Help 11,000 Small Businesses in the North, Central, and South Departments Create Jobs

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will help 11,000 underserved businesses in the North, Central, and South departments of Haiti access the technical support, financial services, and skilled labor they need to become profitable.  To date, USAID’s ATTEINDRE project, implemented in partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Due to a recent dramatic increase in violence, kidnapping, and gang activity in the neighborhoods of Laboule 12, Martissant, Cite Soleil, Fontamara, Bas-Delmas, Toussaint Brave, and Bel Air, the U.S. Embassy will continue to restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff from these areas.  Direct-hire U.S. citizen staff have been ... Read More»

The United States Provides 50 Life-Saving Oxygen Concentrators to Haiti in Response to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2021 [Port-au-Prince] – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art oxygen concentrators to Haiti to assist in its fight against COVID-19.  This donation is part of a broader effort to provide leading-edge oxygen equipment, technology, and assistance to reinforce the ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Events:There are ongoing reports of kidnappings, gang activity, and continued police operations in the Laboule 12 neighborhood (located between Petionville and Kenscoff).  The U.S. Embassy will continue to restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff from traveling beyond Petionville on Route de Kenscoff.  Staff has been reminded to limit all ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince Events: There have been reports of recent kidnappings, ongoing gang activity, and continued police operations in the Laboule 12 neighborhood (located between Petionville and Kenscoff).  The US Embassy is restricting non official travel of its direct-hire US citizen staff from traveling to this area today, 28 May through Monday, 31 May.  Actions to take: ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 27, 2021)

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2021 Location:  Haiti. Event:  The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2021. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30, with peak season from mid-August to late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the ... Read More»

Readout of a Meeting Between Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release May 24, 2021 Readout of a Meeting Between Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the UN Spokesperson Olivia Dalton: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met today with Haiti President Jovenel Moïse. ... Read More»

Secretary Mayorkas Designates Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

New Designation Allows Eligible Haitians to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization WASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) currently residing in the United States as ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  There are media reports circulating that groups are calling for protests on Tuesday, May 18th, against the constitutional referendum and kidnapping.  Others may be taking to the streets to celebrate Haitian Flag Day.  Areas that may be affected include, but are not limited ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  There are media reports circulating that some opposition groups have issued a call to protest in front of the U.S. Embassy on May 12 beginning at 9:00 am.  Please remain vigilant as gatherings of this type are unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on May 1, 2021.  Additionally, one opposition group has announced seven days of protests from May 1 to May 7 throughout Port-au-Prince.  Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any ... Read More»

FETP Haiti: Celebrating 10 Years

April 30, 2021 The 2010 earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, devastating the country. The small Caribbean nation then experienced a cholera outbreak that infected nearly 800,000 people. To address Haiti’s fragile public health infrastructure, CDC helped establish the Haiti Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP-H). This article celebrates the 10 anniversary of this program and ... Read More»

Earth Day: USAID Funds Planting More Than Two Million Trees in Haiti to Help Fight Climate Change While Supporting Local Farm Economies

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping Haiti fight climate change by increasing tree cover while supporting local farm economies. This Earth Day, USAID marks two million new trees planted in Northern Haiti through its Reforestation Project, in partnership with Chemonics and local communities. USAID’s Reforestation ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Roundtable with CARICOM Foreign Ministers

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with foreign ministers from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states today to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to working with all countries in the region to advance bilateral and regional interests. Foreign ministers from Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial for the Death of George Floyd

Cross Hall 7:11 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Today, a jury in Minnesota found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince Events: There is an ongoing security situation in Petionville, in the vicinity of St. Peter’s church and Giant supermarket in Port-au-Prince.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time.  The US Embassy is restricting non official travel of its staff from travel in this area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(April 12, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  There are ongoing student demonstrations near Petionville/Bourdon (Rue Panamericaine), Delmas (Delmas 60), Carrefour Gerald Bataille and Champs de Mars. Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  Protests are ongoing throughout the Port au Prince region, including but not limited to, Downtown – Champs de Mars, Carrefour Aeroport, and Petionville – Rue Lambert. Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 26, 2021)

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Downtown/Champs de Mars, Carrefour Aeroport, Nazon, Lalue, Bourdon, Juvenat, Delmas and Petionville areas from March 28-30, 2021. Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Please avoid unnnecessary travel in this area at this time. Actions to take: ... Read More»

Statement by the President of the Security Council on Haiti, March 24, 2021

The Security Council takes note of the report from the Secretary-General of 11 February (S/2021/133) and the observations contained therein, and reaffirms its support for the efforts of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The Security Council expresses its deep concern regarding the protracted political, constitutional, humanitarian, and security crises in Haiti, and ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Efforts to Combat Systemic Racism

“The prevalence, and pervasiveness, of racial discrimination might make the situation look hopeless, but we remain hopeful. Let us expose the racism and racial discrimination endemic to every society, around the globe. Let us press forward, to root out that discrimination and remove the rot from our foundations. And on this day dedicated to ending ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(March 22, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  The criminal organization known as Fantom 509 is currently active in the Delmas and Petionville areas of Port-au-Prince. This group is known for its violent actions and its ability to relocate quickly, we encourage you to limit non-essential travel in these areas.  The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 21, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Currently, there are reports of ongoing demonstrations in the Nazon area, near the intersection of Blvd Martin Luther King and Ave John Brown and reports of burning tires at the intersection of Christ Roi. Please exercise caution if you are traveling, as protest activity can ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Haiti-Dominican Republic Private Sector Border Initiative

On March 17, the State Department met virtually with private sector representatives from Haiti and the Dominican Republic for a review of progress on joint initiatives which aim to contribute to a more prosperous future for both nations. The meeting was convened by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Haiti, Canada, and the Caribbean ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(March 17, 2021) Location:  Port-Au-Prince Events: There are reports of planned protests and roadblocks throughout Port au Prince today, March 17.  Many roadblocks have already been established, and the U.S. Embassy has restricted non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area at this time. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-Au-Prince Events:  The group known as Fantom 509 is active throughout Port-au-Prince today, Monday March 15. This group is known for its violent actions. Presently they have been spotted in Delmas, Petionville, Juvenat, and Canape Vert, but have demonstrated the ability to change locations rapidly. The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

March 7, 2021 Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  Certain groups intend to demonstrate throughout, but not only, Lalue, Nazon, Bourdon, Petionville, Juvenat, Delmas.  Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in these areas at this time. Actions to take:  Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2021) Location:  Haiti Events:  U.S. citizens driving vehicles with tinted windows are advised to exercise extreme caution while they circulate throughout Haiti.  Darkened windows are frequently associated with vehicles used by kidnappers and this issue may be at the root of a recent attack on a U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events:  There are reports of planned demonstrations on Sunday, February 28 throughout Port au Prince, scheduled to begin at 11:00AM.  The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood after 10:00AM and urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Port au Prince. ... Read More»

USAID to help 3,000 at-risk Haitian Youth

USAID to help 3,000 at-risk Haitian Youth: A new $1.9 Million USAID activity will help 3,000 at-risk Haitian youth learn the critical skills they need to contribute to Haiti’s growth and development [Port-au-Prince, February 23, 2002] – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is launching the new Youth Engagement and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: February 2021 Newsletter

As part of our continued efforts to keep U.S. Citizens in Haiti informed, the Consular Section in Port Au Prince is pleased to provide its February 2021 Newsletter, available at:  https://tinyurl.com/USCitNewsletterFeb21 . Of particular note is the upcoming virtual meeting for Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) to be held Thursday, March 4 at 10am EST. This month’s newsletter also ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti (via Video TeleConference)

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis Acting Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York February 22, 2021 AS PREPARED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you, Special Representative La Lime, for your updates on the situation in Haiti, and for the extensive efforts and those of your entire team. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2021)

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Events: Political opposition groups reportedly intend to demonstrate in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince beginning on Monday,  February 22 at 10am and ending on Wednesday, February 24 at 10am.  Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in this area ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port au Prince, Haiti Events:  There are planned protests in Port au Prince today, Sunday, February 14.  Areas affected may include but are not limited to, Bois Verna/Rue Capois, Bourdon/Petionville Rue Panamericaine, Juvenat/BINUH offices, Delmas/Delmas 60, Carrefour Aeroport and Canape Vert.  Protests, even ones with peaceful intentions, are highly unpredictable.  Please exercise caution if you are ... Read More»

USAID contributes $6.5 Million for the Construction of a new Solar Power Plant at the Caracol Industrial Park

USAID contributes $6.5 Million for the Construction of a new Solar Power Plant at the Caracol Industrial Park that will lower Electricity Costs in the Region   [Port-au-Prince, January 25, 2021] – The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), gave $6.5 million ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events: This year, the annual Carnival celebration begins on Sunday, February 14 and concludes on Wednesday, February 17.  During Carnival, it is customary for crowds of varying size and accompanying Ra-Ra bands to hold spontaneous celebrations throughout the country.  Ra-Ra bands will be out in the streets with increased frequency in the days ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on February 9, 2021

We have seen an Executive Order issued late February 8 removing three Supreme Court judges.  We are deeply concerned about any actions that risk damaging Haiti’s democratic institutions.  The Executive Order is now being widely scrutinized to determine whether it conforms to Haiti’s Constitution and laws.  In the meantime, all political actors should focus on restoring to the ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events: The political opposition group “Pitit Dessalinnes” intends to demonstrate on February 5th, 2021 beginning in Champ de Mars and ending in front of the U.S. Embassy.  Additionally, opposition leaders have called for a nationwide protest on February 7th, 2021.  The US Embassy will restrict non official travel of its direct-hire US Citizens staff ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince Events:  The Government of Haiti has announced that beginning on February 9, 2021, it will require negative COVID tests from all passengers prior to boarding flights into Haiti.  These tests must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding and may be Antigen or PCR type. Instead of a negative test, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(January 31, 2021) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Place Boyer in Petionville, and march to Place Dessalines in Champs de Mars starting at around 2pm, 31 January, 2021.  Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable.  The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of ... Read More»

The United States Commits an Additional $75.5 Million for Assistance to Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – On January 11, the American people provided an additional $75.5 million in development assistance to Haiti.  The agreement between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, will improve development outcomes throughout Haiti in the health, education, ... Read More»

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travelers that beginning tomorrow, January 26, all air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. This order applies ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Haiti Events:  Effective today, January 26 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  This requirement includes U.S. citizens.  Please consult your airline for any additional requirements they may have for boarding. International travelers (including U.S. ... Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 19, 2021) Location:  Throughout Port-au-Prince Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, January 20. The U.S. Embassy is a possible demonstration site. Please remain vigilant as large gatherings of this sort, while largely peaceful, can become unpredictable. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Venezuelan Interim President Guaido

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 19, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido.  Secretary Pompeo and Interim President Guaido discussed their mutual goal of a peaceful democratic transition in Venezuela and the United States’ unwavering support for his ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 14, 2021) Location:  Multiple Locations Around Port-au-Prince Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on Friday, January 15. Additionally, the organization known as SPNH intends to demonstrate on Sunday, January 17 as well. Possible demonstration sites include, but are not limited to, Champs de Mars, Nazon, ... Read More»

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is ... Read More»

The United States Continues To Recognize Interim President Guaidó and the Last Democratically Elected National Assembly in Venezuela

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 5, 2021 On December 6, 2020, the illegitimate Maduro regime staged fraudulent legislative elections in Venezuela. Sixty countries around the world either came together to issue joint statements, including those released by the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Lima Group, and the International ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Routine Consular Services Closed Through January 10

Due to the current fuel shortage, the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Consular Section will be unable to provide routine services through January 10, 2021. Appointments scheduled between January 7-10, 2021 are being cancelled and rescheduled directly with the applicants. If you are a U.S. citizen with an emergency situation please call 509-2229-8000 or write to  ACSPAP@state.gov . Our  Embassy website  has the ... Read More»

Haiti’s Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 31, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send greetings to the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 217th anniversary of Haiti’s independence. Haiti’s long history as a nation demonstrates the resolve of the Haitian people in ... Read More»

Coast Guard searching for an overdue vessel near Bahamas

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with approximately 20 people aboard, Wednesday, between the Bahamas and south Florida. Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a report on Tuesday that a blue and white 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel, last known to be departing Bimini, Bahamas, Monday, did not arrive as expected. The ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 30, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 30, 2020)  Location:  Port-au-Prince – John Brown Avenue, Dieu Sinai Christ-Roi Church Events:  There is an ongoing demonstration with roadblocks and burning tires near Dieu Sinai Christ Roi Church, in the vicinity of John Brown Avenue, past Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Port-au-Prince. Actions to take: Avoid ... Read More»

Haitian Schoolchildren Gear Up for Safety and Learning with USAID Support

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping Haitian students get back to school safely and to be better prepared to learn for the 2020-2021 academic year through the distribution of books and essential sanitation and hygiene materials.  USAID partnered with the United Nations Office for Project ... Read More»

On the Occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 10, 2020 On the occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury announced sanctions designations and visa restrictions on perpetrators of corruption and serious human rights abuse.  Below is a summary of  these actions taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Serious Human Rights Abusers on International Human Rights Day

PRESS RELEASES December 10, 2020   Designations target human rights abusers in Haiti, Yemen, and Russia  WASHINGTON– Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is targeting perpetrators of serious human rights abuse across several countries in the Western Hemisphere, Middle East, and Eurasia. Today’s ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince Events: Protest activity is ongoing in multiple areas of Port au Prince, including but not limited to Lalue, Nazon, Petionville, and the Champ de Mars.  Please avoid unnecessary travel in those areas at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 9, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Multiple sources, including mainstream and social media, indicate that civil society groups will demonstrate in downtown Port au Prince on Thursday, December 10, to commemorate International Human Rights Day.  The group’s stated intent is to draw attention to the violence, insecurity, and corruption prevalent throughout ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 9, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events: Reports of burning tires and roadblocks being erected on Ave. Toussaint Louverture near Carrefour Fleurio, between “CK Hardware” and the “Centre Commercial Moderne de Tabarre.” Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Georgia Runoff Election

Upcoming Run-Off Election in Georgia The senatorial run-off for Georgia’s two senate seats will take place January 5, 2021. Please see state-specific timelines below. GEORGIA Georgia’s senatorial run-off is January 5, 2021. Voters will decide on both Senate seats. The process of voting from abroad in the Georgia senatorial run-offs for Georgia voters is similar ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Venezuela’s Fraudulent Legislative Elections

On December 6, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela staged a political farce intended to look like legislative elections. Fortunately, few were fooled. The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility. Maduro brazenly rigged these elections in his favor through ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Event:  As a result of a dramatic increase in kidnapping for ransom cases in Port-au-Prince (14 reported kidnappings in the last 7 days, to include U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and Haitian citizens), the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has limited non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood ... Read More»

Health Entrepreneurs Fight Malnutrition in Their Communities with USAID Support

[Port-au-Prince] – Entrepreneurs in rural Haiti are taking action to end malnutrition in their communities, with the support of USAID and Fondasyon Kole Zepòl (Fonkoze) through the Aksyon Kominotè nan Sante pou Ogmante Nitrisyon (AKSYON or Community Health Action to Improve Nutrition) Program.  This year alone, the Program has screened nearly 75,000 children for malnutrition ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Petionville Events:  Information received regarding an ongoing security situation with gunfire in Petionville, near the Giant supermarket and the Conseil Electoral Provisoire. Please exercise caution if you are traveling, and remain attentive for any further alerts. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Locations:  Port-au-Prince:  Tabarre 48, Ave John Brown, Ave Charles Sumner, Christ Roi, Bois Verna and Champ de Mars Events:  Reports of ongoing violent protests. Please exercise caution when traveling. Locations are not limited to those specified above. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

With USAID Haiti-INVEST Technical Assistance, Delphin Investments Launches the Caribbean Resilience Investment Fund to Help Local Businesses Grow

The launch of the Caribbean Resilience Fund (CRF) created an investment fund that will help grow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Haiti by finding local and foreign investors, including among the Haitian diaspora. Such investment will create jobs and accelerate Haiti’s economic growth. The United States, through USAID, funded the Haiti-INVEST project and partnered ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of planned protests in front of the Embassy on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. Please exercise caution when traveling in that area and around the city.  The U.S. Embassy will be closed in observance of the local holiday, but emergency services available via the duty officer. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Haiti-Dominican Republic Private Sector Border Initiative

On November 16, representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met virtually for the fifth time over the past 17 months to advance a number of cross-border cooperation initiatives. The United States convened the meeting, which included both U.S. Ambassadors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Haiti, Canada, and the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Carrefour Aeroport Events:  Reports of protests moving towards Delmas. The anticipated route is Delmas 60–John Brown–MLK–Champ de Mars. Please exercise caution when traveling around the city. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·        If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and ... Read More»

Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 2, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Around Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of gun-shots and deliberately-set fires on Delmas 30. Please remain vigilant as there is the potential for violence to spread into other areas. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce the continued expansion of U.S. citizen services by appointment.  U.S. citizens seeking U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, or notarial services, can go directly to our webpage to  https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/  to schedule appointments.  U.S. citizens applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, ... Read More»

USAID Helps Deliver Financial Services to Micro-Business Owners in Rural Locations across Haiti’s North and Artibonite Departments

Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping bring savings and loan services to the Haitian people in some of the country’s most remote regions.  With USAID’s support, the Accessible Finance Project worked with Le Levier, a national credit union network serving over 850,000 members, to develop the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 17, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports have been received that some groups are calling for protests in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, October 17. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Issues Statement Concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

10/13/2020 Washington, D.C. – Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement today concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: “President Trump’s October 10 action to reauthorize certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) will help to preserve well-paying jobs in the U.S. textile industry while also strengthening our trade ties with Caribbean ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2020) Location:  Bourdon, Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports received of ongoing violence in the Bourdon area, with a likelihood of spreading into the surrounding neighborhoods. Travel for U.S. Embassy employees is restricted to the Tabarre area until further notice. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2020) Location: Bourdon near Hotel Montana Events:  Received reports of burning tires and gunfire in Bourdon near the Hotel Montana. Police are on the scene. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Rue Oswald, along Rue Magloire Ambroise, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines Events: Received reports of a protest moving from Rue Oswald Durand, along Rue Magloire, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Rue Oswald, along Rue Magloire Ambroise, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines Events: Received reports of a protest moving from Rue Oswald Durand, along Rue Magloire, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5th, 2020) Location:  Champs de Mars and Avenue Christophe, Port au Prince Events:  Received reports of violent protest in the downtown area near Champs de Mars and Avenue Christophe. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

United States Commits an Additional $24.4 Million for Assistance to Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – On September 18, the American people provided an additional $24.4 million in development assistance to Haiti.  The agreement between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, will improve development outcomes throughout Haiti in the health, education, ... Read More»

Haiti Tech Summit : 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition

Call for Entrepreneurs from throughout Haiti for the 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition Sponsored by U.S. Embassy   Port Au Prince, Haiti- October 1, 2020:  Entrepreneurs interested in learning how to incorporate technology into their business model and marketing strategies are encouraged to apply now through October 2, 2020 here: www.haititechsummit.com/startuplab As part of the U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince – Ministry of Justice on Ave Charles Sumner Events: Reports of a protest at the Ministry of Justice on Ave Charles Sumner. Reportedly, protesters are burning tires and throwing rocks. Police are on the scene. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

USAID to Help 30,000 Small Local Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

[Port-au-Prince] The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces its new, four-year, $12 million Atteindre (Attain) project to help small local businesses in Haiti access support to develop business plans, access bank loans, become formalized, and acquire the skilled labor they need to become profitable businesses.  The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for ... Read More»

USAID’s Konbit Empowers Local Haitian Organizations to Lead Development

[Port-au-Prince, Haiti] – On September 15, the development community commemorated International Democracy Day, and we believe it is not possible for Haiti or any country to rise to its full potential without locally-led governance.  Since 2015, USAID Haiti’s Democracy and Governance Konbit project, which in Creole means teamwork and coming together for a common goal, ... Read More»

The United States Hands Over 37 Ventilators to the Haitian Government to Respond to COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has officially transferred ownership to the Haitian government of the 37 brand-new ventilators in a handover ceremony held at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tabarre. The handover makes caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients with the U.S.-made, state-of-the-art ventilators immediately possible. The ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports that opposition groups will demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince this Sunday, September 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is restricted to the Tabarre area only beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The demonstration is expected to begin at the Champs de Mars Place Dessalines, and travel ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Petionville Events:  There is an ongoing religious service at Place St. Pierre in Petionville.  As gatherings of this type can be unpredictable, the U.S. Embassy has restricted all travel in or through Petionville for U.S. Embassy personnel and recommends U.S. citizens similarly restrict their travel for the duration of the event. Actions to take: ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2020) Location:  Delmas and Petionville Events:  Reports of multiple protests and sporadic gunfire in Delmas 75 and Delmas 40-48. Reports indicate that the groups may attempt to march through Petionville. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and ... Read More»

USAID Donates More Than $2.6 Million to UNICEF to Fight COVID-19 in Haiti

The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated $2,676,900 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, UNICEF will support COVID-19 response activities in line with the Haitian government’s nationwide plan. The main goal of this project is to contribute ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 12, 2020) Events: Violent protests are occurring throughout Port-au-Prince and have the potential to spread and/or arise unexpectedly. Please avoid unnecessary travel within Port-au-Prince at this time. Travel for U.S. Embassy employees is restricted to Tabarre and employees are advised to avoid all travel until further notice. Actions to take: Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 12, 2020)

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Nazon at MLK Blvd and Christ-Roi Events:  Reports of shots fired and cars burned in Nazon at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Christ-Roi.  Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: In the vicinity of Auto Plaza on Airport Road in the Simon Pele area. Events: Reports of ongoing demonstrations. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

The United States Provides 37 Ventilators to Haiti to Respond to COVID-19

[Port au Prince] – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a shipment of 37 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Haiti to assist in its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Haiti’s urgent response to the pandemic.  These ventilators will ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 7, 2020)  

Location:  Throughout the Port au Prince region, including but not limited to Petionville, Peggyville, Pelerin/Kenscoff, Bourdon, Lalue, Delmas, Croix des Missions and Airport Road. Events:  Widespread protests are anticipated.  Demonstrations by several of the groups intending to participate in today’s activities have turned violent in the past.All personal travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is restricted to the embassy ... Read More»

USAID Helps Farmers Increase Agricultural Productivity during COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Fondation Haitienne de Developpement Agricole Durable (FONHDAD) to establish a bean seed production program to give Haitian farmers sustainable access to improved bean seeds. With USAID support, FONHDAD has introduced and disseminated two high performance ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Lalue and Canape Vert areas of Port-au-Prince Events: Ongoing protest activity Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:   In the area of Tete de L’eau in Petion-Ville, south of the St. Pierre church. Events:   Reports of burning barricades reported. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

USAID Promotes Inclusion of Disabled Persons in Haiti

The United States Government, through USAID Haiti’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Office, committed nearly one million U.S. dollars to the humanitarian organization enpaK to help support Haitian children, women, and men with disabilities. Based on the World Health Organization’s estimates, around 15 percent of the Haitian population lives with a disability. This funding will ... Read More»

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced ... Read More»

USAID Funds American Red Cross Efforts to Combat COVID-19 in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided USD $1 million to the American Red Cross to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, the American Red Cross will support the Haitian Red Cross to implement COVID-19 response activities in line with the Haitian ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(August 23, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Due to heavy rains, significant flooding and dangerous road conditions, Embassy employee travel is restricted to Tabarre until further notice.  Heavy rain and flooding is reported across Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti. Tropical Storm Laura is producing significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

(August 22, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas to the border with the Dominican Republic, and the northern and southern coasts of the Dominican Republic.  Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass over or near Hispaniola beginning Saturday, August 22 ... Read More»

Joint Declaration of Support for Democratic Change in Venezuela

The text of the following declaration was released by several members of the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, the European Union, the United States, and others. Begin text: We, a group of concerned countries including members of the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, the European Union, the United States, and others, call upon all ... Read More»

USAID Improves Health in Haiti through Food Enrichment

[Port-au-Prince] – A healthy and productive life begins with healthy nutrition. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are more at risk, and children need a good diet filled with vitamins to ensure a long life.  Since 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE) project, has ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2020) Location:  Rue Flerio near DCPJ (Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire) Events:  Road blocks and police activity Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Bois Patate in the Canape-Vert area Events: Burning tires and protest activity Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 13, 2020) Location:  Delmas 18 Events:  Roadblocks and police activity. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 12, 2020) Location:  Between Carrefour Rita and Carrefour Fleuriot, Clercine, Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of shooting. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

United States Support for Haitian National Police Strategic Priorities

Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11 August 2020 – The Embassy’s Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), David Mosby met with the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Rameau Normil to discuss the Haitian National Police’s strategic priorities, including combatting gang violence and kidnapping, strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Ministry of Education in Nazon Events: There are reports of protest activity, burning tires, and the deployment of tear gas near the Ministry of Education in Nazon. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

USAID Improves Haitian Farmers’ Livelihoods and the Health of Their Livestock in Northern Haiti to Protect Natural Resources

[Port-au-Prince] – Gary is a farmer residing in Terrier Rouge, Haiti, and last year he had a lot of problems finding food for his cows, as well as his other livestock.  Because of the 2019 drought, thousands of farmers lost their crops, and over 3,000 heads of cattle died from a lack of food and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Increase in Gang Violence

The United States is deeply concerned by the loss of life in marginalized communities as a result of gang-related violence.  We note that armed gangs systematically violate the human rights of residents of communities such as Cité Soleil, La Saline, Bel Air, Martissant, and Village de Dieu. The United States urges the Haitian government to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(August 1, 2020) Location:  Carrefour Fleuriot and Carrefour Marassa Events:  Reports of roadblocks between Carrefour Fleuriot and Carrefour Marassa. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of burning tires and stone throwing on Boulevard 15 October near Carrefour and Clernine closeby routes to Stop-N-Shop. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get ... Read More»

USAID Improves Access to Safe Drinking Water in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] Since 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has focused its assistance to Haiti’s water management on helping Haitian communities gain access to safe water.  As a result of USAID’s support, more than 50,000 Haitian women, children, and men have greater access to safe water.  USAID’s Water and Sanitation Project aims to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Petionville Events: There has been a shooting in the Petionville/Bourdon area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Event: The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern coast of Haiti and the northern, eastern and southeastern coasts of the Dominican Republic, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern and southwestern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Isaias, also known as Tropical Cyclone Nine,  is ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Carrefour Airport overpass and Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of a group of protesters en route to the U.S. Embassy. The group is currently at the Carrefour Airport overpass. There is also major traffic congestion on Boulevard 15 October near the Office Assurance Véhicules Contre-Tiers intersection. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations ... Read More»

USAID Provides Food and Cash Assistance for Haitians Households During COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – Flaure Erna ALCY, a 27-year old mother of three small kids living near Coteaux in Southern Haiti, was getting desperate as her husband became handicapped and unable to work after a motorcycle accident. As an entrepreneur, her small food supply business was failing, and she had no money to feed her kids or ... Read More»

The Security Cooperation Office Donation Aimed At Curbing the COVID 19 Pandemic in Haiti

Port Au Prince Haiti, 9 July 2020 – The Security Cooperation Office from the United States Embassy in Port Au Prince donated $30,000 in humanitarian assistance aimed at curbing the COVID 19 pandemic in Haiti.  The sanitation products including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, masks and bleach were provided to the city of Cap ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Tabarre/Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of shooting in area of Tabarre 15. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Gerald Bataille (West Department) Events: Reports of burning tires and rock throwing in the area of Gerald Bataille (West Department). Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

USAID Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, has provided $1 million to Catholic Relief Services to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Tabarre and Carrefour Fleuriot area. Events: Reports of armed gunmen shooting indiscriminately in Tabarre and Carrefour Fleuriot area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Fleuriot and Clercine Events:  Reports of a large volume of gunfire in Fleuriot and Clercine. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(July 11, 2020) Location:  Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of a roadblock on Boulevard 15 October in the area of ED-1. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders: Radio Distance Learning Program for Haitian Children

[Port-au-Prince] – When COVID-19 forced school to close in Haiti, brothers Marc and Daniel, a first and seventh grader from Cap-Haitien, did not know when they would get to see their school, teachers, or classmates again. Without access to a computer or a cellphone to stay in touch, they began to worry about getting behind ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre / Carrefour Fleuriot Events:  Reports of burning tires and possible gunfire at Carrefour Fleuriot. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(July 7, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events: Security situation in the areas of Lalue and Avenue Christophe. Shootings and burning tires at Bicentenaire. Security situation at Simon Pelé area near Behrmann Motors. Security situation at Lafito on National Road #01 . Shootings at Bel-Air area. Shootings and Barricades from Delmas 2 to Delmas 16. Roadblock at ... Read More»

July Fourth Essay Contest on the Importance of Democratic Values

Contest Sponsors [3] The July Fourth Essay Contest on the Importance of Democratic Values is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Description of Contest Objectives In celebration of the Independence of the United States on July Fourth, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce an essay competition ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2020) Location:  Petionville and Downtown Port au Prince Events:  There is a call for a peaceful march by a civil society group on Monday, July 6, 2020. Beginning at approximately 10:00 a..m., participants are expected to gather at the Ministry of Education and march along Nazon and ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2020) Location:  Blvd. 15 Octobre near HNP Academy Events:  Approxinately 20 individuals are throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Blvd. 15 Octobre near the HNP Academy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 2, 2020) Location:  Petionville Area Events: There is a call for a planned peaceful protest beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020. The protest route is scheduled to begin at Place St. Pierre in Petionville and head towards the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), located on Avenue Charles ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Juvenat on Canape-Vert Road Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration and roadblock at Juvenat on Canape-Vert Road. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Avenue Charles Sumner Events: Reports of an ongoing violent demonstration near the Ministry of Justice on Avenue Charles Sumner. Reports of tear gas being deployed by Haitian National Police. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Juvenat and Canape-Vert Events: Reports of an ongoing security situation in the Juvenat and Canape-Vert areas. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Events:  The Government of Haiti has officially announced that the airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien will reopen to scheduled commercial passenger flights as of June 30, 2020. JetBlue and Spirit plan to open regular service from Port au Prince on July 1, and American Airlines on July 7. Plans for service from Cap Haitien have not yet been announced. U.S. citizens wishing to depart ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Events: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  The Government of Haiti has approved the following upcoming ferry flights in June and July:   DATE AIRLINE DESTINATION(S) June 25 JetBlue (2) Fort Lauderdale, New York June 26 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 23, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti Events: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Port-au-Prince to New York City (JFK) on Friday, June 26. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not require ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York June 19, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and thank you, SRSG La Lime and Jacques for shedding the light on the situation in Haiti. As we all know, COVID-19 has placed significant stress on Haiti’s already fragile healthcare ... Read More»

COVID-19 Awareness for All Ages

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is investing more than $16 million to meet  the immediate COVID-19 health needs of Haitians today, while simultaneously working with the Haitian people to build long-term solutions to the chronic health challenges affecting the nation. Through ... Read More»

Haiti: Hurricane Season 2020

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. Embassy in Haiti announces the launch of disaster preparedness measures at the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.  The United States Government, through USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance’s offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Food For Peace (FFP), is ramping up disaster preparedness in support of the Directorate ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 21, 2020) Location:  Petionville, and potentially other areas of Port-au-Prince Event:  There have been public calls for protests on economic and social grievances in Petionville and other areas of Port-au-Prince for Monday, June 22, and Tuesday June 23, 2020. The protest routes and times are currently unknown, but the Haitian National Police (HNP) ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Tabarre, near the entrance to ED-1 Event:  Approximately 10 individuals, some armed with long guns, attempted to stop a motorist near the entrance to ED-1. Actions to Take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Bois Patate and Faustin 1er Events:  Reports of burning tires at Bois Patate and Faustin 1er near Canapevert College Actions to Take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Nazon Events: Reports of a protest in Nazon near the Ministry of Education. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Events: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate an additional flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 17, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate a second flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Miami, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.goeasternair.com/ .  U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets.Passengers do not require boarding ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 15, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince 

Location:  Haiti  Event: Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Tuesday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 23. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do ... Read More»

Graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Kay Tita and community partners Impact Hub Port-au-Prince and Katalyst Konbit – celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Port-au-Prince Chapter   Join us for a Live roundtable celebrating the winners of the AWE Pitch competition and a discussion about women entrepreneurship in Haiti, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 10, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Miami, Florida on Friday, June 12. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com .  American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. When flights are available, U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not require boarding letters or other permission ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 83 Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration at the Ministry of Education annex on Delmas 83. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Haitian Singer B.I.C. Leads COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign

[Port-au-Prince] – In order to disseminate key COVID-19 messages and the importance of hand-washing, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Pan-American Development Foundation/Organization of American States (PADF/OAS) to produce video and radio messaging featuring popular, socially-committed Haitian songwriter,  B.I.C. The stand-up and dance video ” Lave Men ” will appeal for young ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 8 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 08, 2020)   Location:  Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  According to the JetBlue Airways website ( www.jetblue.com ), the flights authorized on June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th from Port-au-Prince to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 7, 2020) Location:  Carrefour Aeroport, Bel Air, Delmas, Lalue, and other areas. Events:  Ongoing protest activity near Carrefour Aeroport, Bel Air, Delmas, Lalue, and other areas in/around Port-au-Prince. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. According to the JetBlue Airways website ( www.jetblue.com ), the June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale and JFK are sold out. Please ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  JetBlueAirways has been authorized to operate flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and from Port-au-Prince to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on June 11, 18, 25 and 29.  Seats are still available for the June 29th flight to Fort Lauderdale and the June 11th, 25th and 29th flights to JFK. Complete ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti  Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. If a commercial airline is authorized to operate a flight to the United States, the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Murder of George Floyd

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and community of George Floyd.  As our country was founded on the rule of law, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced a full criminal investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s death.  As Secretary Pompeo said of George Floyd’s death: “It’s ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2020

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2020. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2020 season to be above average.  NOAA predicts that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: 13-19 named storms 6-10 expected hurricanes 3-6 expected ... Read More»

NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2020

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From America’s earliest days, Caribbean Americans have contributed to the success, spirit, and character of our Nation. For generations, their skills, knowledge, innovation, and initiative have enhanced and advanced many aspects of our ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Caradeux Events:  Reports of burning tires in the area of Service Métropolitain de Collecte des Residus Solides in Caradeux. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Ministry of Health Annex Events:  Reports of burning tires and a demonstration at the Ministry of Health Annex in Mais Gate. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 20, 2020) Location:  Morne Calvert Events:  Reports of shooting with casualties in Morne Calvert on Rue Killick near the Embassy of Taiwan. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(May 19, 2020) Location:  Bois Verna Events:  Reports of burning tires and protest activity at the Ministry of Communication in Bois Verna. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Carrefour Aeroport Overpass  Events:  Reports of a planned protest beginning at 10:00 am. The protest is scheduled to begin at the Overpass Intersection at Carrefour Aeroport. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2020) Location:  Nazon Events:  Reports of burning barricades in the area of Nazon. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 14, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. Please understand that flights to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 14, 2020)

Location:  Rue Rivière Events:  Reports of a large gathering in front of Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH) office at Rue Rivière (West Department). Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 12, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti  Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Thursday, May 14. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ .  Spirit Airlines has stated that “To protect the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members, Spirit requires ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 08, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 60 Events:  Reports of protests in Musseau (Delmas 60) near the Prime Minister’s residence. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner Events:  Reports of protest activity and burning tires at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor on Avenue Charles Sumner. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 06, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 60 in Musseau Events:  Reports of a protest on Delmas 60 in Musseau. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre ... Read More»

The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP)

The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP), to support Haiti’s critical food security requirements. [Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP), to support Haiti’s critical ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 05, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 04, 2020)  Location:  Haiti  Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Statement from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on World Press Freedom Day

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Statement on World Press Freedom Day from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Free and independent journalism is vital to open and democratic societies. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy World Press Freedom Day Statement

As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020, the role of a free and independent press is more important than ever.  This year’s theme, “Journalism without Fear or Favor,” sets the tone as the global community unites to fight against COVID-19, and as the press rallies to inform the public about social distancing, handwashing, and other prevention techniques.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 01, 2020)  Location:  Haiti  Event:  JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, May 4. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ . JetBlue has stated that, starting May 4, “all customers must wear a face ... Read More»

Health Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 29, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 27, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 27, 2020) Location:  Delmas 48-60 Events:  Reports of ongoing violent protest activity along Delmas 48-60, making their way towards Petionville. Protesters are exchanging gunfire with Haitian National Police. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

U.S. Provides COVID-19 Assistance to HAITI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Port-au-Prince] – Through the generosity of American taxpayers, the United States Government is providing a total of $16.1 million to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) with support from the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Near the Carrefour Aeroport overpass Events:  Reports of shots being fired in the air. Individuals dressed up as Haitian National Police and civilians are stopping vehicles, taking away keys, and burning barricades near the Carefour Aeroport overpass. Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs Events: Reports of Haitian National Police launching teargas ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  The planned route is to begin at the overpass of the intersection at Carrefour Aeroport. Events:  Reports of a planned protest/demonstration by the Syndicat Police National d’Haiti/Ghost 509 (A union representing the Haitian National Police) today. The protest is scheduled to start at 10 am but may launch later. Actions to take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 26, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti  Event: Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/   American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000

The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000 as part of its ongoing assistance in support of a stable and economically viable Haiti   [Port-au-Prince] –.The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 24, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 23, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 23, 2020) Location:  Delmas 95 Events:  Reports of rock throwing at Delmas 95. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Illicit Maritime Migration Efforts in the Caribbean

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government and in particular, the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment and Employment Services and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, join with the United States Coast Guard, to express serious concerns surrounding ongoing illicit maritime migration efforts and strongly warn against such dangerous travel. Maritime smuggling operations ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 20, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. If a commercial airline is authorized to operate a flight to the United States, the U.S. Embassy will alert ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 17, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event: Jet Blue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, April 18. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy is not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 16, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Jet Blue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, April 18. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy is not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince, (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 16, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 12, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 11, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (9 April, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. The U.S. Embassy will continue to inform U.S. citizens of authorized commercial flight options ... Read More»

Health Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 7, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 7, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: As of April 6, Haiti has 25 confirmed cases and one death related to COVID-19.  For more information, please visit  https://mspp.gouv.ht/newsite/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately. U.S. citizens who do not return to the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 6, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 6, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 6, 2020) Location: Delmas 60 Events: Reports of individuals throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Delmas 60, near tPhe Primature. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 6, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 4, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 1, 2020)

Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to return to the United States can email PortauPrinceUSCitizen@state.gov. Your email ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 31, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 31, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Effective March 19, U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince has suspended all non-emergency consular services.  You may reschedule for a later date when it becomes available in the online scheduling system:  https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp . For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information  https://ht.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ . You may also contact the American Citizen Services Unit ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns. For ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 29, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 29, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 27, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Eastern Air has been authorized to operate a flight from ... Read More»

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET March 27, 2020 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. American citizens who wish to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. JetBlue has been authorized to operate a limited ... Read More»

Repatriation Mailbox and Associated MASCOT Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 25, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 25, 2020)

Several hundred U.S. citizens were able to depart Haiti and return to the United States on commercial and direct charter flights with American and Eastern Airlines March 23 and 24. JetBlue and Eastern are authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to the United States on 3/25 and 3/26. Complete information on schedules, pricing ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 24, 2020)

We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 24, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Eastern Airlines (a private company) has the permission of the Haitian government to operate repatriation flights for American citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 23, 2020) Location: Haiti Event: To assist U.S. citizens experiencing unexpected flight cancellations in Haiti, Eastern Airlines (a private company) has the permission of the Haitian government to operate direct charter commercial flights departing Haiti.  Passengers must book and be ticketed directly with the airline at  https://goeasternair.com/ . The U.S. Embassy in Haiti reminds ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince(March 22, 2020) Location: Haiti Event: We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 22, 2020)

We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 19, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 19, 2020) Location: Haiti, Countrywide Event:   On March 19, President Jovenel Moïse announced two (2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Haiti. The government of Haiti has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, universities, vocational centers, and factories are closed until further notice; gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned. A curfew is in place from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning at midnight on ... Read More»

Suspension of Commercial Flights in Haiti

The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas.  The President of Haiti announced a number of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Haiti, including that its borders, ports, and airports will be closed and commercial flights will be suspended starting at midnight March 20, 2020. ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory—Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020)

Global Level 4 Health Advisory—Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020) Location:  Global Events:   Level 4:  Do Not Travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange ... Read More»

Statement from Administrator Mark Green on the designation of John Barsa as acting USAID Administrator

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov Congratulations to John Barsa on his designation by President Trump as Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Having had the privilege of serving as Administrator for the last two-and-a-half years, I am in a unique position to understand the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 15, 2020) Location:  Haiti, countrywide. Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 15, 2020, the Haiti Ministry of Health announced no confirmed cases ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 13, 2020) Location:  Canape Vert. Events:   Reports of an ongoing demonstration and roadblocks. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020)

Security Alert (CLARIFICATION):  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020) Location:  Downtown Port-au-Prince, towards the Parliament and Office of the Prime Minister Events:  Reports of a possible protest march toward the Parliament and Office of the Prime Minister Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020) Location: Bourdon, Canape Vert, Juvenat, and Petionville Events:  Reports of a possible protest march toward parliament and primature. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 10, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 10, 2020) Location:  Viaduct through Delmas Events:   Reports that members of the Haitian National Police who are calling for the creation of a union are marching from the Viaduct through Delmas and shooting in the air. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. As of  March 9, 2020, the Haiti Ministry of Health announced no confirmed cases ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location: Delmas 48 to Delmas 105 Events: Reports of violent protest activity from Delmas 48 to Delmas 105. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Rte. de Delmas Events:  Reports of violent protest activity activity moving from Carrefour Aeroport up Route de Delmas.   Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·        If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

CORRECTION:  Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Downtown Port-au-Prince, Rue St. Honore, near the General Hospital. Events:   Reports of burning tires. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2020) Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Justice Events: Reports of burning tires and a demonstration on Avenue Charles Sumner, near the Ministry of Justice Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020)

Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020) Do not travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Kidnapping is widespread. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities. Victims have included U.S. citizens.   Demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020) Location:  Rte. Nationale #1 and Carrefour Vincent Events:  A sound truck, accompanied by a group of demonstrators, is throwing rocks at passing motorists. The group is currently in the vicinity of Rte. Nationale #1 and Carrefour Vincent. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( March 4, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 4, 2020) Location:  Champs-de-Mars. Events:   Reports of burning barricades. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Haiti Statement on Haiti’s New Government

The United States looks forward to working with the new Haitian government, including Haiti’s next prime minister.  The United States urges the Haitian government to meet the needs of the Haitian people by urgently addressing public security, restarting economic growth, and organizing free, fair, and credible legislative elections as soon as technically feasible. Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 28, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 28, 2020) Location:  Ave. Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration on Ave. Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 25, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 25, 2020)   Location:  Avenue Mais Gate near Ministry of Health and Red Cross   Events:   Rock throwing at vehicles by unknown individuals   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Rue Panamericaine towards Petionville Events:   Reports of a group of protesters on motorcycles riding now on Panamericaine towards Petionville Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Marriott Hotel, Champs-de-Mars, Lalue, In front of DGI at Carrefour Tifour, Between Carrefour Fleuriot and Aristide’s residence. Events:   Burning tires and protestors Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Gerard Bataille Events:   Reports of a roadblock. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020) Location:  Petionville and throughout Port-au-Prince Events:  Due to reports of gunfire and burning tires, movements of U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted to home to work, between the two residential compounds, and to Belmart. Travel restrictions are effective immediately until 0500 hours tomorrow, February 24. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020) Location:  Delma 48, 60, and 83. Events:  Reports of motorcyclists setting up roadblocks, pulling over vehicles and taking their keys. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020) Location:  Petionville and Bourdon. Events:   Due to reports of possible protest activity today, U.S. Embassy personnel will not be permitted to travel to Petionville and Bourdon after 1500hrs today. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020) Location:  Near the Haitian National Police Academy Events:   Reports of burning tires. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location: Delmas 60, Bourdon, Champs de Mars, Petitionville Events: Protest changed direction, now in Delmas 60, moving toward Bourdon and Champ de Mars. Situation is fluid. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location:  The area near Delmas and Nazon. Events:   Reports of a group protesting, firing guns into the air, and marching toward Petionville. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location:  Delmas/Nazon Events:  Reports of a roadblock and trucks blocking the street in the areas of Delmas and Nazon. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 18, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 18, 2019) Location:  State University Law Campus, near Champ-de-Mars area Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration near the State University Law Campus, not far from the Champ-de-Mars area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 17, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 17, 2020) Location:  Champs des Mars Events:  Reports of protest activity and that Carnival stands in the Champs des Mars have been intentionally set on fire. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Remarks for Acting Deputy Assistant Director Michael Nordwall Repatriation of cultural artifacts to The Republic of Haiti

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  It is my great pleasure and honor to be here today at the the Bureau of Ethnology with Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin, First Lady Moïse, Ambassador Sison and all of our distinguished and venerable guests to mark such an important event.  The Republic of Haiti and the United States have ... Read More»

Ceremony to repatriate 479 cultural and historical artifacts to the Republic of Haiti

On Friday, February 14, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison joined Haitian Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, and Director General of the Haitian Bureau of Ethnology Erol Josue in a ceremony to repatriate 479 cultural and historical artifacts to the Republic of Haiti. The Haitian artifacts were discovered in the largest single recovery of ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison at a Ceremony to Transfer Equipment to Haitian National Police

Director General of the Haitian National Police;  Divisional Commissioner and Commandant of the National Police Academy; Honorable Commissioners and Inspectors General: Good evening. I am pleased to be here for this important ceremony to hand over essential equipment and vehicles to the Haitian National Police, in particular the crowd control, counter-narcotics, and border units (CIMO, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10 2019) Location:  Bourdon Events:   Reports of approximately 50 individuals demonstrating peacefully, currently moving up Bourdon, heading towards the Primature at Musseau. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020) Location:  Carradeux and Gerard Bataille near Service Métropolitain de Collecte des Residus Solides (SMCRS) Events: Burning Tires Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Primary Elections Season

The 2020 Election Season has begun – Register to Vote and Request Your Absentee Ballots at FVAP.gov now for the states below. The following states have elections in the next 90 days: P- Presidential Primary S- State Primary March 2020 – 30 Day Notice: March 3: Alabama (P, S); Arkansas (P, S); California (P); Colorado ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  A planned protest is scheduled to start at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020. The protest route is: Place Dessalines (Champs de Mars), Rue Capois, Avenue John Brown (Lalue), Avenue Martin Luther King, Carrefour Aeroport, Autoroute de Delmas, Delmas 32, Bourdon, ... Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control February 5, 2020 Joint Statement On February 5, 2020, representatives of private sector organizations and government officials from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met at the CODEVI industrial park along the border to further discussions on developing a more secure and prosperous border for both nations.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Carnival Season 2020

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and throughout Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince informs U.S. citizens that carnival season has begun.  The official Carnival dates in Jacmel are February 15-16, and February 23-25, 2020, in Port-au-Prince.  However, many traditional festivities have already begun and will continue until the final day of Carnival. Official Carnival celebrations in ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2019) Location:  Road near Place St. Pierre. Events:   Reports of motorists being threatened while stuck in traffic near Place St. Pierre. The suspects are armed with rocks and demand that drivers hand over their valuables or risk having their windows smashed.   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 27, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 27, 2020) Location:  Place St. Pierre  Events:  Reports of a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered near Place St. Pierre who are affecting traffic circulation. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Toward Closer U.S.-Caribbean Ties

SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE KINGSTON, JAMAICA JANUARY 22, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I was standing back there; I heard a “amen.” What better way to be welcomed to the stage? (Laughter.) Thank you, Madam Foreign Minister, for that kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here. My first trip here as Secretary of State; it’s my ninth trip ... Read More»

Inauguration of the MIDAS installation at the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in the official border point in Malpasse

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 the installation of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) was inaugurated at the office of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in Malpasse. Various personalities participated in this event, including the Director of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Collectivities, the Director of the DIE, the United ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks at the MIDAS Inauguration

Good morning.    It is a great pleasure for me to be here in Malpasse with my colleagues from the U.S. Embassy:  David Mosby, Tanya Spencer, Martha Dye, and Lex Carter as well as Director of Immigration Cianciulli, IOM Resident Representtive Loprete, and colleagues from the Department of Immigration and Emigration, the International Organization for ... Read More»

The OAS: Multilateralism That Works

SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES JANUARY 17, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone.  I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today.  And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to Vote!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 15, 2020)

Location:  Haiti, Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and countrywide. Events:  Violent crime is on the rise in Port-au-Prince.  The U.S. Embassy continues to receive reports of armed robberies, carjackings, and kidnappings involving employees and family members of Embassy staff, the staff of other embassies, and private American citizens. Embassy staff were made aware of two incidents during ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020) Location:  Main entrance to Canne-a-Sucre Park Events:  Group of demonstrators in front of the main entrance to Canne-a-Sucre Park. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020) Location:  Near Carrefour Rita Events:  Reports of a group of protesters traveling towards the U.S. Embassy from Carrefour Rita. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the U.S. Embassy ceremony to commemorate the 2010 Earthquake and Colleagues Lost

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the U.S. Embassy ceremony to commemorate the 2010 Earthquake and Colleagues Lost January 10, 2020 Thank you, Father Rick, for that beautiful benediction. Colleagues, implementing partners, friends: Today, we begin the solemn remembrance of that fateful day, on January 12, 2010 when the earth shook, and the Haitian people suffered ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement: The 10th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

Today we join Haitians and their partners around the world in honoring the thousands of lives lost and forever altered by the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. We remember, with awe and gratitude, the extraordinary efforts of Haitians during relief, recovery, and rebuilding.  We remember how in the most difficult of circumstances, Haitians put ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN TO COMMEMORATE THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAÏTI

For Immediate Release Sunday, January 12, 2020 Today, as we mark ten years since the devastating earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010, the United States sends our condolences to the people of the Republic of Haïti and commends their enduring commitment to building a stronger nation. We remember the hundreds of thousands ... Read More»

USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa Travels to Haiti

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa will travel to Haiti from January 11 to January 15, 2020. During his trip, Assistant Administrator Barsa will represent USAID at official ceremonies commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. ... Read More»

Security Council Press Statement on Haiti

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dang Dinh Quy (Viet Nam): The members of the Security Council expressed concern regarding the ongoing political impasse in Haiti.  They reiterated the immediate necessity for Haiti’s stakeholders to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a Government that responds to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 8, 2020)

Location:  Haiti. Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions. There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2020

Human trafficking erodes personal dignity and destroys the moral fabric of society.  It is an affront to humanity that tragically reaches all parts of the world, including communities across our Nation.  Each day, in cities, suburbs, rural areas, and tribal lands, people of every age, gender, race, religion, and nationality are devastated by this grave ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( December 24, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24, 2019) Location: Route des Freres Events: Burning tires on Route des Freres near Esquina Latina due to a possible death nearby. No further information. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

USAID Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance In Response To Unrest In Haïti

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release December 17, 2019 PRESS RELEASE USAID Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance In Response To Unrest In Haïti In response to growing needs in the Republic of Haïti amid a socio-political impasse, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $1 million to ... Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security & Control

On December 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting in Miami with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to discuss the elements necessary to produce a business enabling environment ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( December 16. 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 16, 2019) Location:  Champs de Mars, Ministry of Justice, Port-au-Prince Airport Overpass, and Canadian Embassy Events:  Reports of demonstration activities in the Champs de Mars area, a small group near the Ministry of Justice and near the airport overpass. There is also a planned protest at the Canadian Embassy. Actions ... Read More»

USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN VISITS HAÏTI

For Immediate Release Sunday, December 15, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email:  press@usaid.gov The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Haïti from December 12-14, 2019. During his trip, Administrator Green met with President Jovenel Moïse and key economic, ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Haïti and Barbados

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Republic of Haïti and Barbados from December 12-16, 2019, to underscore the United States’ continuing commitment to the people of the Caribbean. From December 12-14, Administrator Green will visit Haïti to meet with key elected officials and stakeholders to encourage a speedy ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks during AmCham Reception

Mr. AmCham President, Ladies and gentlemen of the AmCham board and distinguished AmCham members, Friends and dear guests: I’m delighted to note the presence of so many private sector leaders here this evening as we celebrate the holiday season and the bonds of friendship between Haiti and the United States. The U.S. Embassy and American ... Read More»

On the Occasion of International Human Rights Day

An editorial by Assistant Secretary Robert Destro Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor U.S. State Department In today’s splintered world, it would be easy to think that there is nothing upon which all nations can agree and all cultures can embrace as an integral part of their communities. But International Human Rights Day, celebrated ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Avenue John Brown to Christ Roi. Events:  Religious procession march taking place from Avenue John Brown to Christ Roi. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

READOUT: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Meetings in Haiti

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met Friday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with President Jovenel Moïse, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, and other political leaders.  They discussed the political crisis and urgent need for an inclusive dialogue among all parties.  They  discussed the dire economic situation in the country and the role of U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 06, 2019)

Location:  Tabarre, in the vicinity Belmart. Events:  Reports of burning tires on Blvd 15 Octobre, in the vicinity of Belmart. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 06, 2019)

Location:  Port-au-Prince, in the vicinity of the airport.Events:  Reports of an approximately 250 person protest near the Toussaint Louverture International airport heading toward the U.S. Embassy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 6, 2019)

Location:  Haiti, countrywide.Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince wishes you a safe and enjoyable holiday season! During the holiday season, crime often rises, particularly in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.  This include requests for bribes, armed robberies, street robberies, house burglaries, kidnappings, and armed clashes between gangs.  Travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, attacked and robbed shortly ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 6, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is ongoing protest activity outside of the Embassy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Kierscht Welcomes U.S. Energy Technology Usage in Haiti

December 5, 2019 – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Cynthia Kierscht, visited Port-Au-Prince December 4 – 6.  During her visit she met with the owners of  Les Entreprises Plastech Haiti S.A. and Plastech Solutions S.A., which is the first business in Haiti to use liquified natural ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 5, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 5, 2019) Location:  Petionville, Carrefour Peyan (Delmas 18), Solino, Champ de Mars, Croix des Bouquets, Carrefour Marassa, and in front of the U.S. Embassy. Events:  There are planned protests on December 5th and 6th, whose protest routes include the U.S. Embassy.  Both protests have been advertised on social ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Travel to The Bahamas and Haiti

December 4, 2019 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Travel to The Bahamas and Haiti Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to The Bahamas on December 5 and to Haiti on December 6.  In Nassau, he will meet with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, National Security Minister Marvin ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Sison on the occasion of the launch of the USAID project GERÉ

Good morning, Your Excellence, Minister of Interior, Your Excellence, Minister of Education, Your Excellence, Minister of Justice and Planning, Your Excellence, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. President of FENAMH, Mrs. President of FENAMH’s Women, Mr. Uder Antoine, Chief of Party of GERÉ Mrs. Lisa McGregor from RTI, Dear Friends, On behalf of the U.S. ... Read More»

Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to Participate in the YLAI-EEE

Three Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to participate in the YLAI ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEMS EVERYWHERE INITIATIVE in Jamaica   Three Haitian YLAI Alumni, Ms. Marie Altagrace Michele Maignan, founder of Belle Créole, Makendy Smith co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director of MAK PA NOU CREATION, and Miguelito Jerome, CEO, and founder of 500Gourdes.com, will attend the YLAI Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Everywhere (EEE) Initiative in Montego ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Sison on World AIDS Day

Good morning Your Excellence, Dr. Marie Greta Clement Roy, Minister of Public Health and Population; Your Excellence, Minister of Youth and Sports; Your Excellence, Minister of Social Affairs; Your Excellence, Minister Delegate for Human Rights; Mister Director General of MSPP; Ms. Malia Jean, Mr. Sorel Bonjour, and Mr. Emmanuel Merilien: you said the truth today, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 30, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 30, 2019) Location:  Petionville. Events:   There is an ongoing peaceful demonstration. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.   Assistance: U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest and burning tires adjacent to the U.S. Embassy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest at the Embassy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.  Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  The Haitian National Police (HNP) has deployed tear gas at the protest in front of the Embassy. Actions to take:   ·        Avoid the area;   ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;   ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·        If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on the passing of Charlot Jeudy

The U.S Embassy in Port-au-Prince laments the untimely passing of Mr. Charlot Jeudy, President of Kouraj.  We deeply regret the loss of such a tireless advocate for human rights and equality in Haiti and we believe that his memory will live on in the values and principles to which he dedicated his life. We offer ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 25, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 25, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy, Coca-Cola, and Union School in Port-au-Prince. Events:   During an interview on a privately owned radio station, an individual made a threat against the U.S. Embassy, Union School and La Couronne (Coca-Cola). Haitian National Police have provided increased security for Union School and La Couronne. Actions ... Read More»

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 25, 2019 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world to live free from violence. ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks 8th Annual NAAHP Conference Miami, FL November 22, 2019

Thank you, JP, for the kind introduction, and for serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, NAAHP. At the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, we recognize the key role the U.S. based diaspora plays in addressing global challenges.  Given your important role, and your ... Read More»

Press Release: Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 During my meeting today with Jovenel Moise, Haiti’s democratically elected president, he made clear his commitment to addressing Haiti’s urgent needs, promoting economic prosperity, and building a better future for all Haitians. My engagement with other ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 20, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 20, 2019) Location:  Blvd 15 October in the vicinity of Belmart Events:  Reports of protesters walking along Blvd 15 October, near Belmart. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Media Advisory: Ambassador Kelly Craft Travels to Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2019 Media Advisory: Ambassador Kelly Craft Travels to Haiti Ambassador Kelly Craft, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on November 20, 2019 to underscore U.S. support for a more peaceful, secure, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a small protest taking place in front of the Embassy.  Embassy staff is prohibited from leaving the premises. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019) Location:  Champ des Mars Events:  Reports of a protest in the Champ des Mars area, near the French Embassy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on La Saline

On the one year anniversary of the November 13- 14, 2018  La Saline violence, the United States continues to urge the Government of Haiti to investigate La Saline and any and all allegations of human rights abuses, including any alleged use of excessive force by authorities, and to bring those responsible to justice.  We continue ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)  Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events:  There is a peaceful demonstration going on in front of the Embassy. No one may travel off the Embassy compound at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)  Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events:  There is a peaceful demonstration going on in front of the Embassy. No one may travel off the Embassy compound at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019) Location:  Main Entrance of Canne a Sucre (on Blvd. 15 Octobre) Events:  Reports of a demonstration near the main entrance of Canne a Sucre (on Blvd 15 Octobre) Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location: near Aristide’s residence Events: Reports of manned barricades with individuals throwing rocks at vehicles passing on the road near Aristide’s residence. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)   Location: Blvd 15 Octobre, near Total gas station. Events: Reports of burning tires on Blvd 15 Octobre, near Total gas station. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station. Events:  Reports of individuals throwing rocks on Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station.  Also reports of a chain blocking the road in the same area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre at multiple points. Events:  Roadblocks at Torcel, barricades in front of Aristide residence to Carrefour Fleuriot, and rock throwing at Carrefour Fleuriot. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of USNS Comfort 2019 Visit

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks November 11, 2019, 11:00am Killick Coast Guard Station Commodore Diebold, Commander of Task Force 49 and the Commander of the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort, Captain Amersbach, Medical Treatment Facility Commanding Officer, Lt Commander Chris O’Meara of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell, Mr. Pedro Mars, the Commandant of the Haitian Coast Guard ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre near the Sol gas station past Sun Auto. Events: Individuals throwing rocks at vehicles. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: 1) Lalue and Poste Marchand, and 2) Blvd Toussaint Louverture in front of Haytrac Events: 1) Reports of burning barricades at Lalue and Poste Marchand; and 2) Individuals with long rifles and rocks in front of Haytrac on Blvd Toussaint Louverture Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre near Belmart. Events: Reports of burning tires. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre in front of the U.S. Embassy. Events: A small peaceful protest. U.S. Embassy staff are instructed not to travel outside the residential compounds until the protest disperses. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019): Protest March update #1 Location: Route de Frere. Events: A group of protesters is marching down Route de Frère to a union workers’ office. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019 Location:  Boulevard 15 Octubre near Carrefour Fleuriot and Aristide residence. Events:  Reports of burning tires. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area;   ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;   ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and   ·        If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019) Location: Route between Marriott Hotel and Hautumn National Police headquarters in Petionville. Events: Opposition groups have announced plans for a demonstration in Petionville on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The announced route is from the area near the Marriott Hitel to the Haitian NArizona’s Police headquarters in Petionville. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 6, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 6, 2019)   Location:  Near SONAPI, heading in the direction of Cite Soleil   Events:  Reports of a group of protestors in the vicinity of SONAPI (National Society of Industrial Parks), heading toward Cite Soleil. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station. Events:   Reports of burning tires. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019) Location:  Torcel and Mais Gate Road. Events:   Reports of unpassable roadblocks. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

In far too many places around the world, journalists are killed, tortured, jailed, and harassed for reporting that exposes the abuses of corrupt regimes, undermines the work of terrorist and criminal organizations, gives voice to overlooked communities, and counters disinformation. As of December 2018, more than 250 journalists remain jailed around the world, with Turkey, ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on Haiti

The United States remains deeply concerned about the current situation in the Republic of Haiti, where demonstrations, sporadic violence, and political gridlock are causing further instability. The Haitian people are bearing the brunt of these actions. Local small businesses have been destroyed, which jeopardizes livelihoods. Families lack access to food and medicine, which puts them ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 31, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 31, 2019)   Location:  Carrefour Fleuriot.   Events:   Reports of barricades and rock throwing.   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ... Read More»

United States Navy Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT To Carry Out Medical Mission in Haiti, November 4 – 13, 2019

In collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Haitian National Police, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince announces the visit to Haiti of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort.  The Comfort will arrive in Port-au-Prince on November 4 and remain until November 13, 2019.  The visit is part of the U.S. ... Read More»

Successful U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Working Group in Barbados Concludes with $9.5 Million in Disaster Resilience Funding

Working together to build resilience in the Caribbean, representatives from the United States, eighteen Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency, the eastern Caribbean’s Regional Security System, universities, and other non-governmental partners gathered for the first working group of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership on October 23-24 in Barbados.  The Partnership employed a whole-of-society approach, involving ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 27, 2019)   Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti.   Events:  Local media have announced protests in Port-au-Prince and throughout the country for October 28, 29, and 30th.  Personal travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is limited to home to work and between the two residential compounds. Consular services will be limited to emergency services for American ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Violence in Port au Prince and Other Cities

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Port au Prince and other cities.  These shootings, killings, arson and destruction not only hurt Haitian citizens, but also add to Haiti’s economic and social instability and prolong the interruption of daily life for the Haitian people, particularly Haiti’s school children. We firmly support the right to peaceful protest and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 25, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 25, 2019)   Location: Petionville and Pelerin 5 Events: Reports of a violent demonstration in Petionville and an armed group in Pelerin 5, converging on the President’s residence. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·        If you ... Read More»

The United States Urges Dialogue Between Haiti’s Political Actors

The United States continues to urge all of Haiti’s political, economic, and civil society stakeholders to enter without delay or precondition an inclusive dialogue to identify and pursue a path to form a functioning government that will serve the Haitian people and address the country’s pressing economic and social concerns.  Haiti’s leaders need to work ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019) Location:  In front of the gates of the National Society of Industrial Parks (SONAPI). Events:   A violent group of approximately 200 people has set fire to the front gates of SONAPI and is also throwing rocks at passing motorists. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019) Location:  Reports of protest activity near Carrefour Airport, Petion-ville (near Place Boyer), Rue Panamericaine, and Nazon Events: A group of demonstrators has set up burning barricades at the Overpass intersection of Carrefour Aeroport A group of approximately 30 demonstrators marching around Petionville, near Place Boyer A ... Read More»

United States Announces $1.5 Million to Advance Resilience and Energy Initiatives in the Caribbean

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 22, 2019 Under U.S.-Caribbean 2020, the United States is committed to advancing security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy, education, and health in the Caribbean. As part of this ongoing effort the United States is providing $1.5 million to increase disaster preparedness and resilience under the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership. This partnership ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 18, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 18, 2019) Location:  Tabarre in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy Events:  Possible protest in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 10, 2019)   Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti.   Events:   The opposition has announced in local media plans for protest demonstrations during the period October 11 through 17, including in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15. During this period, movements of U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2019) Location:  Petionville, near St. Jean Bosco church Events:  Reports of burning tires near St. Jean Bosco church in Petionville Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

DCM Diallo Speech on US Support Strengthening Justice in Haiti

Monsieur Gagnon, Chef de l’unité correctionnelle de la Ministre de la Justice, Madame Pierre-Louis, Présidente de FOKAL, Distinguished current and former members of the Haitian government, Distinguished academics, policymakers, and civil society leaders, Experts from the University of California at Hastings, Ladies and gentlemen,     Good morning and welcome!  It is a great honor ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019) Location:  Petion-Ville, near Place St. Pierre and Avenue John Brown Events: Reports of a group of violent demonstrators throwing rocks and bottles at motorists in Petion-Ville, near Place St Pierre and of a large group of motorcyclists near Avenue John Brown possibly heading for PV. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 4, 2019)

Location:  Tabarre, in close proximity of the U.S. Embassy Events: Due to protest activity in close proximity to the embassy, all employees are instructed not to leave the mission compound until further notice. Employees currently at residential compounds should remain in place. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019) Location:  U.N. Headquarters near the Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port au Prince, elsewhere in the capital, and in other locations throughout Haiti   Events: As has been publicly announced in local media, opposition protesters plan to gather at the U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, near the airport on ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events: Due to an impending demonstration outside the Embassy, all personnel are required to stay inside the Embassy compound until further notice. No movement between residential compounds is authorized at this time. Actions to take: Review your personal security plans; Monitor local media for updates; Notify friends and family of your safety; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti. Events:   Due to ongoing protests, road blocks and other violent incidents, movements of U.S. Embassy personnel continue to be restricted to home to work, between the two residential U.S. Embassy compounds and the Chancery, as well as mission critical travel to the airport. Actions to take: Review your personal security plans; Monitor ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Haitian Foreign Minister Edmond

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT September 26, 2019 Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Haitian Foreign Minister Edmond The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Haitian Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, on the margins of the UN General Assembly ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson September 26, 2019 Readout Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Under Secretary Hale conducted a High-Level Meeting with Caribbean foreign ministers in New York yesterday. The meeting reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment on September 26 or 27, for a  routine U.S. citizen service , please reschedule your appointment  online . If you have urgent travel, please contact  American Citizen Services  to request an emergency appointment. If you have a nonimmigrant visa appointment on September 26 or 27, please  reschedule your appointment ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 25, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment on September 26 or 27, for a  routine U.S. citizen service , please reschedule your appointment  online . If you have urgent travel, please contact  American Citizen Services  to request an emergency ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 25, 2019) Location: Near OAVCT at the Vivy Mitchell shortcut. Events: Reports of burning tires and rock throwing near OAVCT at the Vivy Mitchell shortcut Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Caradeux Events: Reports of burning tires in the vicinity of Caradeux (a few meters after the shortcut to Vivy Mitchel), close to the National Gas Station. Actions to take:  Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Between Delmas 48 and Delmas 60 Events: Reports of burning tires between Delmas 48 and Delmas 60. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 24, 2019)

Location:  Blvd 15 Octobre at Torcell, near Parc du Souvenir Events:  Reports that Blvd 15 Octobre is blocked by large stones and burning tires at Torcell, near Parc du Souvenir. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  BLVD Octobre 15 near Belmart Events: RSO received reports that BLVD Octobre 15 near Belmart is completely blocked and rocks are being thrown at vehicles that try to approach the barricades. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 23, 2019)

Location: Gerald Bataille  Events: Reports of burning tires at Gerald Bataille Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·         If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: ·         U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre Emergencies: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 17, 2019)

Location:  Vivy Mitchell Shortcut near OAVTC Events:  RSO has received reports of burning tires on the Vivy Mitchell Shortcut near OAVTC. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Intersection of Gerald Bataille (toward Carrefour Ritha)  Events:  Reports of burning tires at the intersection of Gerald Bataille, toward Carrefour Ritha.  Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 17, 2019) Location: Near Carrefour Fleuriot. Events: Reports of burning tires near Carrefour Fleuriot. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Canape Vert road Events: A group of young men on foot and motorbikes have set up a barricade and are blocking traffic with a heavy metal chain on Canape Vert road near the entrance of Karibe hotel. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Versailles Shortcut Events:  Burning tires in the area of the Versailles shortcut coming from Torcel, leading to Belvil and Vivy Mitchell. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Several areas of Port-au-Prince including Nazon, Christ-Roi, Delmas 30, Delmas 32, Delmas 75, Carrefour Airport, Bourdon, and Lalue. Events: Reports of burning tires throughout several areas of Port-au-Prince including Nazon, Christ-Roi, Delmas 30, Delmas 32, Delmas 75, Carrefour Airport, Bourdon, and Lalue.  Demonstrations and barricades are expected throughout the rest of the day and through September 18. ... Read More»