Security Alert Update– U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)


·        Reports of burning barricades on Blvd. 15 Octobre between Handal and MSC.

Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again today. Many roads have debris, so caution is needed to prevent damage you vehicles. Rock throwing from small groups is likely in numerous areas.

Actions to take:

·        Avoid the areas;

·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;

·        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

Non-emergency inquiries:


·        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

·        Haiti Country Information

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