Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 08, 2018 at 5:30pm). 

Location: Many Carnival-related activities are expected in Port-au-Prince and other parts of Haiti from February 9-14, 2018. Carnival-related inconveniences (traffic, “Ra-Ra” music bands in the streets, road closures, crowds, etc.) will increase. Carnival can be a fun, yet potentially unsafe place for revelers.

Event: The Mayor of Tabarre – where the U.S. Embassy is located – has declared that the Tabarre Carnival will be celebrated on Friday, February 9, at 2:00pm. The Mayor’s office has asked that all businesses in the area allow employees to depart work early because of the expected heavy traffic. Accordingly, the Embassy will close on February 9 at 12:00pm (noon).

Actions to Take: Exercise caution during all Carnival-related celebrations.

Assistance: Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website, or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.  For all emergencies involving U.S. citizens, contact the American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy’s consular section, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; telephone (dialing from the United States) 011-509-2229-8000;