Major protests are scheduled to take part today in Haiti, coming in the wake of several days of smaller demonstrations. In the past, protests have become violent and have escalated rapidly. If you are in Haiti, limit your movements and avoid crowds. Follow the American Citizen Services Unit in Port-au-Prince for updates on Twitter.
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.
#Haiti Alert: Planned protests Feb 7 will affect portions of downtown Port-au-Prince and Petionville. The embassy has instructed all employees to avoid these areas during this time, and to remain at their residences from 6 PM Feb 6 to 7 AM Feb 7. https://t.co/YKHTvm7QYv
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) February 6, 2019
#Haiti: major demonstrations are scheduled to take place across the country on February 7. Follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations. https://t.co/6kFrQ7ABOp
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) February 6, 2019
Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019)
On Thursday, February 7, 2019, a large protest is planned in Port-au-Prince, scheduled to begin at 10:00am and conclude at approximately 3:00pm…https://t.co/PHTqg4rcHZ
— ACS Port-au-Prince (@ACSPAP) February 6, 2019
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