Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 14, 2019)


  • Reports of armed men in the area near U.S. Embassy personnel housing compounds. Embassy personnel have been instructed to remain indoors.

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.