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

Location:  Haiti

Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has rescheduled all visa appointments through Friday, November 12, 2021.  However, the embassy remains open for services for U.S. citizens in Haiti.  Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant, as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable.

As a reminder, Haiti has a Level 4 “DO NOT TRAVEL” Travel Advisory for kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest.  The travel advisory for Haiti, available at, notes that kidnapping is widespread and victims regularly include U.S. citizens.  Those deciding to travel and/or remain in Haiti should carefully consider the information available on regarding the extremely high risk of the kidnapping threat in Haiti.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti;
  • U.S. Citizens in Haiti should strongly consider returning to the U.S.;
  • Use extreme caution while traveling in the country;
  • Avoid demonstration and crowds;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks – if you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area;
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans; and
  • Make and practice contingency plans for sheltering in place and/or accessing airports.