Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019)

Location:  U.N. Headquarters near the Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port au Prince, elsewhere in the capital, and in other locations throughout Haiti


Events: As has been publicly announced in local media, opposition protesters plan to gather at the U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, near the airport on Friday, October 4, 2019.  Protests are also planned throughout the city, as well as in other locations in Haiti.


Actions to take:

·        If you having a flight departing from the Toussaint Louverture airport on Friday, October 4, consider arriving at the airport well in advance of your flight, before planned protests begin;

·        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.



·         U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000

Non-emergency inquiries:


·         Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444from other countries

·         Haiti Country Information

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