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Haiti's Off-Limits to Americans

November 13, 2021 • 4:39 am CST
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The Department of State announced on November 10, 2021, U.S. citizens should make plans to depart Haiti via commercial means. Seats on commercial flights currently remain available.

And the Level 4 Travel Advisory says the 'U.S. Embassy is unlikely to assist citizens in Haiti with departure if commercial options become unavailable.'

The Security Alert issued by the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, says 'U.S. citizens should carefully consider the risks of traveling to or remaining in Haiti regarding the current security situation and infrastructure challenges.'

'Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant, as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable.'

U.S. government personnel are discouraged from walking in Port-au-Prince and other neighborhoods. In addition, only adult family members over 18 are permitted to accompany U.S. government employees assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

Widespread fuel shortages may limit essential services in an emergency, including access to banks, money transfers, urgent medical care, internet and telecommunications, and public and private transportation options.

Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis. Furthermore, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security updates.

For assistance, Americans can contact the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre; Emergencies: +509-2229-8000; Non-emergency inquiries: [email protected]; Website: https://ht.usembassy.gov/ 

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