Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 15, 2019)

Location:  Petionville and throughout Haiti

Events:  Ongoing and planned widespread civil disturbances, particularly in the Petionville area.  All U.S. embassy staff has been directed to restrict non-essential travel.

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.


  • Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs
    o   1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada
    o   1-202-501-4444from other countries