The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that since March 5th, demonstrations, burning tires and attacks on vehicles have continued on Route National One between Cabaret and Montrouis. Yesterday, there were multiple road blocks involving burning tires and trucks near Arcahaie. Protestors continue to disrupt traffic in the area. It is expected that the demonstrations will continue, with planned demonstrations on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th. U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling on Route National One until further notice.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
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 throughFriday (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