Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Rue Metelus in Petionville and Rte. National 2 (in the areas of Gressier, Leogane, and Petit Goave).  

Events:  Reports of burning tires on Rue Metelus in Petionville. Rte National 2 is also blocked in the areas of Gressier, Leogane, and Petit Goave.  

Actions to take:

·        Avoid the area;

·        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

1-202-501-4444 from other countries

·        Haiti Country Information

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