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:

  •       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.