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

Location:  Throughout Haiti

Event:  The U.S. Embassy is closely monitoring the situation in Haiti and will update U.S. citizens with relevant information as appropriate.  The U.S. Embassy will remain closed today for all services.  Please avoid unnecessary travel at this time and continue to check the U.S. Embassy website for updates.  Check directly with your airline for flight status inquiries.  If there is an immediate security concern in your area, please contact the local Haitian National Police.  Police contact information is available at Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens | U.S. Embassy in Haiti (

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  •  Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Make contingency plans to leave the country.