The U.S. Embassy has received reports of an ongoing demonstration in the downtown, Port-au-Prince area. Demonstrators are gathering in front of the St. Jean Bosco church on Grand Rue. The demonstrators have expressed their intentions to march to the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in Petion-Ville. All U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent, so the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid this area as much as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, depart the area immediately.
For further information about security in Haiti:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Haiti Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Haiti; telephone 509-2229-8000; after-hours emergency telephone 509-2229-8000; ACS unit fax 509-2229-8027; e-mail ; website.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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If your contact information has changed or you are no longer in Haiti, please update your STEP account as the Embassy cannot do it for you