#Haiti Security Alert: The Embassy has received notice of large demonstrations planned for Nov. 18 in Port-au-Prince, and possibly other locations. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is requiring its American employees to shelter in place beginning at 12pm on Nov. 17. pic.twitter.com/UT90x684mY
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) November 15, 2018
— FCO travel advice (@FCOtravel) November 15, 2018
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) November 13, 2018
In the past these protests have escalated rapidly.
If you are in the area, please consider the following –
- Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. Be aware violence could occur without warning.
- Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
- Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
- Monitor local media. If you are using Twitter to search, add the term ‘filter:verified’ to the search bar to see results from verified accounts only.
- If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
- Keep your devices charged.
- Check in with friends and family.
- If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.
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