The Regional Security Office (RSO) of the Embassy of the United
States has received reports of ongoing demonstration today January 6th,
2015, in Petit Goave (West Department), at Seradote on National Road No.02. Reportedly,
approximately one hundred local residents are demonstrating
against the lack of electricity by blocking the national road No. 02
using rocks and throwing stones at passing vehicles. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti can arise and escalate
quickly, and even turn violent, so the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to
remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid these areas as much
as possible. Should you find yourself among or near protesters, get out
of the area without delay.
We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling to or
residing in Haiti enroll in the Department of State's secure on-line 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.
are advised to regularly monitor the travel
information page of the State Department's website where you can
find current Travel Warnings for Haiti, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide
Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for
For additional information, refer to "Travelers Checklist" on the State
Department's web site.
the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel
restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from
within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other
countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.
all emergencies involving U.S. citizens, contact the U.S. Citizen Services unit
of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15
Octobre, Tabarre, Haiti; telephone 509-2229-8000; after hours emergency
telephone 509-3464-3998; ACS unit fax 509-2229-8027; e-mail; website.
Section | U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince | Boulevard 15 Octobre, Tabarre 41|
Tabarre, Haiti; Tel. (+509) 2229-8000 | Fax (+509) 2229-8028 | E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org); Embassy homepage (haiti.usembassy.gov)| State Department
You may visit Haiti without a visa for a total of ninety days at a time.
Register your presence abroad by enrolling in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment
online at (step.state.gov/step/).
Additional information for U.S. citizens travelling in Haiti is available in
the Country Specific Information on Haiti.