Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince

Events:  Due to a recent dramatic increase in violence, kidnapping, and gang activity in the neighborhoods of Laboule 12, Martissant, Cite Soleil, Fontamara, Bas-Delmas, Toussaint Brave, and Bel Air, the U.S. Embassy will continue to restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff from these areas.  Direct-hire U.S. citizen staff have been directed to fly when travelling South in order to avoid said areas.  Please avoid unnecessary travel to these neighborhoods and use extreme caution if you must transit through them.  Night-time travel for U.S. citizen direct-hire staff is currently restricted to the Tabarre area.  Additionally, staff have been reminded of the Government of Haiti’s country-wide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., due to COVID-19.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the areas;
  • 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.