Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 15, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 15, 2018)

 Location:  Port-au-Prince and other locations in Haiti.

 Event:  The Embassy has received notice of large demonstrations planned for Sunday, November 18 in Port-au-Prince, and possibly other locations.  In response, out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is requiring its American employees to shelter in place beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Actions to take:

  • Review your personal security plan;
  • Reconsider travel plans, due to the potential for road closures;
  • If traveling by road, consider traveling in convoys of two vehicles if possible;
  • Monitor local news reports;
  • Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings 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.