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

Location: Port-au-Prince, Ouanaminthe, Jérémie, Miragoane, Les Cayes, Haiti

Summary: Due to a recent increase in reports of civil unrest and public demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy continues to advise all U.S. citizens not to travel to Haiti. U.S. citizens already in Haiti are advised to exercise increased caution in areas where demonstrations or other large gatherings of people are taking place.

Recent gunfire and gang-related violence in areas surrounding the U.S. Embassy are indicative of the currently unpredictable security situation.  This may cause delays or disruption of embassy operations, and may negatively impact the ability of the embassy to provide routine, scheduled, or emergency consular services.

Actions to Take:

Do not travel to Haiti.

If you must travel to Haiti:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates and avoid areas where demonstrations or disruptions are reported to be happening.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be prepared to shelter in place for an extended time period.
  • Avoid being outside after dark.
  • Stay alert in areas frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification.


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