Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 10, 2018)

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Event: The shelter in place directive for Embassy personnel has been partially lifted as of 6:00pm on July 10. Embassy employees are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles at this time. Any travel to public establishments must be approved by the security office in advance. Embassy personnel are currently prohibited from traveling outside of Port-au-Prince by land, or by plane to other parts of Haiti.

On July 9, the U.S. government authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families. Accordingly, Embassy employees and their families have been departing from Port-au-Prince’s international airport.

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti will be open for routine and emergency American Citizen Services beginning on July 11. Individuals with prior-scheduled ACS appointments for July 11 may come to the Embassy at their appointment time. Those who had ACS appointments for July 9 and 10 will be contacted for rescheduling.

The Embassy remains closed for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services. To reschedule your visa appointment, please call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti) or 1-703-544-7842 (U.S.)

Please review the latest travel advisory for Haiti.

Actions to take:

* Contact your family to keep them informed of your welfare and whereabouts.

* Exercise extreme caution if you decide to leave your residence or hotel.

* Avoid protests and any large gathering of people.

* Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks.

* If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.

* Do not seek shelter at the U.S. Embassy.


* State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

* Haiti Country Information

* Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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* U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, 011-509-2229-8000,