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11 Nov 2018 | 12:11 AM UTC

Haiti: US Embassy limits travel for American employees November 9

Haiti News Alert

US Embassy enacts new travel limitations on American employees on November 9, prohibiting employees from traveling beyond 24 km (15 mi) radius of US Embassy

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

On Friday, November 9, the US Embassy Port-au-Prince issued a security alert limiting travel for American employees in Port-au-Prince to within 24 km (15 mi) of the Embassy due to sporadic demonstrations, associated violence, and roadblocks. American employees wishing to travel outside the 24 km (15 mi) radius are required to seek approval from the Chief of Mission before traveling.

Context

Numerous demonstrations have been held in recent months, notably to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse and the arrests of individuals implicated in government corruption scandals.

Advice

Individuals in Haiti are advised to keep abreast of the situation, strictly avoid all protests and associated roadblocks due to the likelihood of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments (e.g. travel restrictions).

 

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