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

Location:  Port-au-Prince

Events:  There continues to be significant gunfire and smoke heard and seen from the Embassy and the Embassy housing compounds. These are coming from the Croix des Bouquets area, located across the river from the Embassy. No gunfire has been directed at the Embassy or at Embassy housing compounds. RSO contacts and the Haitian National Police (HNP) report that there is gang-on-gang activity with HNP elements involved in anti-gang operations as well.

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.


  • 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

1-202-501-4444 from other countries