Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2019)

Location:  Road near Place St. Pierre.

Events:   Reports of motorists being threatened while stuck in traffic near Place St. Pierre. The suspects are armed with rocks and demand that drivers hand over their valuables or risk having their windows smashed.


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

o   Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

o   Emergencies: +509-2229-8000

o   Non-emergency inquiries:

o   Website:

  • Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

o   1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

o   1-202-501-4444from other countries