Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Roadblocks on Route National 1

There are ongoing police operations and numerous checkpoints along Route National 1, due to yesterday's prison break. The Embassy Security Officer has prohibited Embassy personnel from travel on Route 1 until further notice. All U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid this route.

Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent, so the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid this area as much as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, depart the area immediately.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.