Restriction on Travel to Haiti for USG Personnel

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic November 9, 2018

Event: Restriction on Travel to Haiti for USG Personnel

U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has announced it is restricting the routine travel of U.S. Government personnel to a 15 mile radius around the capital due to security concerns. Accordingly, U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo now requires Chief of Mission pre-approval for all travel to Haiti by U.S. Government personnel in the Dominican Republic.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid land travel into Haiti from the Dominican Republic
  • Consult the Department of State’s country information on Haiti before travelling
  • Consider postponing, traveling by air or otherwise managing the potential risks of travel to Haiti at this time
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Share your contact information and travel plans with family, friends or others
  • If traveling by road, consider traveling in convoys of two vehicles if possible
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance