Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 11:30am). 

Location:  St. Jean Bosco Church, downtown; Carrefour Pean; and U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Event: There are two separate protest headed towards the U.S. Embassy today. They may combine later as they converge on the Embassy. One protest is starting at St. Jean Bosco church, downtown and the other from Carrefour Pean. A large protest is expected outside of the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince.

Actions to Take:  Please avoid these areas and any travel routes between the U.S. Embassy and downtown. Please limit your coming and going to/from the Embassy during this time. If the protest is large and/or violent, U.S. Embassy employees will be expected to shelter in place. No one will be able to enter or depart during this time and anyone outside of the Embassy will be directed to shelter in place at an offsite location.

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