Multiple protests are planned for Haiti over the weekend. In the past, protests have become violence without warning – you may want to consider minimising your travel over the weekend. We recommend following the American Citizen Services Unit in Haiti on twitter (link below), as it regularly shares information about protests and roadblocks.

Travel advice

If you are in the area, please consider the following –

    • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. Be aware violence could occur without warning.
    • If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water, consider setting aside fuel if you know you have to travel.
    • Minimise travel where possible
    • 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.
  • 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

From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website

New demonstrations are planned in Haiti on June 8 and 9, 2019.

Violent protests occurred in Port-au-Prince and other cities across the country in February 2019. Clashes, sometimes involving the use of firearms, resulted in casualties.

Although tensions have eased somewhat, the situation remains fluid and unpredictable. Demonstrations and strikes could occur without notice and disrupt transportation.

If you currently are in Haiti:

  • avoid large gatherings
  • plan to have adequate fuel, water and food supplies
  • avoid crossing road blockades, even if they appear unattended

from Country Advice and Advisories updated in the last 24 hours, which can be found at: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/haiti

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