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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 14, 2021)

Location:  Multiple Locations Around Port-au-Prince

Events:  Political opposition groups intend to demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince on Friday, January 15. Additionally, the organization known as SPNH intends to demonstrate on Sunday, January 17 as well. Possible demonstration sites include, but are not limited to, Champs de Mars, Nazon, Bourdon, Delmas, Petionville, and the U.S. Embassy. Please remain vigiliant as there is the potential for these demonstrations to turn violent. The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood, and urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Port-au-Prince.

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.