Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Port-au-Prince and along Route Nationale 1

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Sent September 18, 2017 at 11AM

 Ongoing Protests in Downtown Port-au-Prince and along Route Nationale 1

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing protests in downtown Port-au-Prince in the Champs-de-Mars area. There are also reports of protests along Route Nationale 1 in the area of Cabaret. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the 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 gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

  • 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).

If your contact information has changed or you are no longer in Haiti, please update your STEP account as the Embassy cannot do it for you