Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunshots and Police Presence reported today at the Gerald Bataille intersection

Gunshots, police activity and heavy traffic at Gerald Bataille in Cazeau, today, January 21, 2017

The Embassy has received reports of police activity, gunshots and heavy traffic at the Gerald Bataille intersection near the airport. At least one casualty has been reported. All U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid this area.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gathering, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Haiti:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Haiti Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, located at  Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Haiti; telephone 509-2229-8000; after-hours emergency telephone 509-2229-8122; ACS unit fax 509-2229-8027; e-mail ; website.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).