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

Location:  Haiti

Events:  Level 4 CDC Travel Health Notice and Level 4 Do Not Travel advisory for Haiti

Alert: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased its health advisory for Haiti from a level 3 to a LEVEL 4 DO NOT TRAVEL on August 23, 2021, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.  While the risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower for fully vaccinated individuals with an FDA authorized vaccine, the CDC recommends reviewing specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals before planning international travel.

The U.S. Embassy also wishes to remind U.S. citizens that due to the high level of kidnapping, violent crime, and political unrest, the LEVEL 4 DO NOT TRAVEL advisory also remains in effect for Haiti.  Kidnapping is widespread and victims regularly include U.S. citizens.  Travelers are often victims of violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, often shortly after leaving the Port-Au-Prince international airport. Furthermore, protests, demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks are frequent, unpredictable, and can turn violent.  Onsite assistance is available only from local authorities (Haitian National Police and ambulance services).  The U.S. government is extremely limited in its ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens, and the local police generally lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.


  • U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000

Non-emergency inquiries:



  • Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444 from other countries