Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 2, 2020)
Events: As a result of a dramatic increase in kidnapping for ransom cases in Port-au-Prince (14 reported kidnappings in the last 7 days, to include U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and Haitian citizens), the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has limited non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood until further notice. The U.S. Embassy warns its citizens against unnecessary travel in the Port-au-Prince area, and urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Port-au-Prince. Please review the Level Four travel advisory for Haiti, which remains in effect.
Actions to take:
· Avoid the area.
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Keep a low profile.
· Notify friends and family of your safety.
· Be aware of your surroundings.
· Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
· Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
· Use caution when walking or driving at night.
· Review your personal security plans.
· U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre
Non-emergency inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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
· Haiti Country Information
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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