Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019)

Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti.  Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy has instructed its employees to shelter in place until further notice. The Embassy will open two hours late on Monday, February 11. The children of U.S. employees will not be transported to school on February 11. Embassy employees’ movements remain restricted within Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti at this time. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles. All Embassy staff movements must be approved by the security office in advance.

The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment on Monday, February 11 for a routine U.S. citizen service, please reschedule your appointment online.


All immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments for February 11 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. To reschedule your visa appointment, please call 509-2812-2929 (Haiti) or 1-703-544-7842 (U.S.), or email


Actions to take:

  •  Review your personal security plan;
  •  Monitor local news reports;
  •  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;
  •  Share your contact information and travel plans with family or friends, and keep in touch with them regularly;
  •  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

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000



  •  Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

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

1-202-501-4444from other countries