Protests continue in Haiti, with outbreaks of violence on the rise as well. On Wednesday, a Haitian journalist was injured during a shootout between officers and a group of protesters in Port-au-Prince. A group of Canadian nurses and doctors are stranded in Haiti, waiting for the protests to ease before they can return home. The Haitian Ambassador to the US has been recalled, as the government struggles to address the ongoing turmoil.

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is now advising against all but essential travel to Haiti. 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

The security situation can deteriorate 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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