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

Location:  Gros-Morne / Port-de-Paix, Haiti

Events:  In the past two weeks there have been several armed kidnappings, including of  American Citizens along the road between Gros Morne and Port-de-Paix (Also known as National Route 5).  Please avoid unnecessary travel along this route at this time.

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.