Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 18, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 18,  2018)


  • In the Port-au-Prince area: Petionville, Peguyville, Delmas, Panamerican, La Saline, Cite Soleil, Nazon, Sans Fil, Bel-Air, Champ-de-Mars, Carrefour Aeroport, Bourdon (including Avenue John Brown), Panamerican, Canape Vert.
  • Outside of capital: Port-de-Paix, Les Cayes, Cap Haitien, Hinche, Gonaives, Jeremie, Mirebalais, Jacmel, Miragoane, Saint-Marc.


  • Protests, roadblocks, burning tires/trucks/tree branches, possible gunfire.
  • The Embassy is still requiring its American employees to shelter in place until further notice.  Pending further changes, the Embassy plans to announce a delayed opening (10 a.m., Monday, November 19).
  • American employees continue to be prohibited from traveling within Haiti beyond a 15-mile radius of the Embassy without prior Chief of Mission approval.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas.
  • Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests.
  • Avoid large gatherings of people.