The security situation remains fluid in Haiti, with protests entering the fourth day. Thousands of people rallied in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, demanding President Moise resigns over allegations of corruption and the ongoing economic stagnation. Two people were killed in Sunday’s protests – including a 14-year-old boy – and two more were killed on Thursday of last week. Several police officers have been injured.

Road have been blocked, and some protestors have thrown stones. 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. 

Travel advice

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.

Official travel advice

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