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

Location:  Port-au-Prince Metropolitan Area, West Department

Events:  Since September 2, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has observed increased violent gang and kidnapping activity throughout the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.  Affected areas include but are not limited to: the vicinity of Carrefour Drouillard, Airport Road, Lower Delmas, Santo, Torcelle, downtown/Champs-de-Mars, as well as greater Croix-des-Bouquets, La Saline, Cite Soleil, Carrefour, and Martissant.  The U.S. Embassy has further restricted its staff from non-official travel in the aforementioned areas.  Please remain vigilant and avoid all unnecessary travel in the listed areas at this time.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks;
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area; and
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.