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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haïti), Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince

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The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Reports indicate protestors are moving from the Champs-de-Mars to Bel-Air. There are also reports of groups of demonstrators moving up Route de Delmas in the direction of Petionville. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas. 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).