Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Anticipated Demonstration

The Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration tomorrow, January 20, 2017, outside of the U.S. Embassy starting at 9:00 am. Vehicle traffic in front of the embassy may be restricted and congested. Please remember that disturbances and demonstrations in Port-au-Prince can arise and escalate quickly, so the Embassy encourages all American citizens to exercise caution in the area.

We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Haiti enroll in the Department of State's secure online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy to contact you in an emergency.

Travelers are advised to regularly monitor the travel information page of the State Department's website where you can find the current travel warnings for Haiti, travel alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Haiti.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council