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Security Alert: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Shelter in Place

Western Hemisphere > Haiti

Locations: Throughout Port-au-Prince

 

Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. If you hear gunfire or protest groups, seek shelter inside your house immediately and stay away from the windows. 

 
At this time, the Shelter in Place remains in effect for U.S. Embassy personnel. No movements should be made outside the perimeters of your house or compound for U.S. Embassy personnel.
 
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates throughout the day. 

 

 

Actions to Take:

•   Avoid the area

•   Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;

•   Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and

 

•   If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.

 

Assistance: 

 

·        U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince

011-509-2229-8000

acspap@state.gov

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Haiti Country Information

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