Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018)

Location: Haiti

Events: The Embassy has received notice of large demonstrations planned for Wednesday, October 17 in Port-au-Prince, and possibly other locations.  In response, out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy is consolidating employees in central locations.  Beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 16, the Embassy is requiring its American employees to shelter in place.

As October 17 is a local holiday, the Embassy will be closed for routine business.  The Embassy remains open for emergencies at all times; see contact information below.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plan;
  • Reconsider travel plans during this period, due to the potential for road closures;
  • Monitor local news reports;
  • Avoid demonstrations and any large gathering of people;
  • Share your contact information and travel plans with family, friends or others;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks;
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area; and
  • Do not seek shelter at the U.S. Embassy.