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Assistance for U.S. Citizens in Haiti

The security situation in Haiti is unpredictable and dangerous. The humanitarian catastrophe unfolding represents both a human rights emergency for people in Haiti and a pressing threat to security and stability across the Western Hemisphere.

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has issued a Security Alert for U.S. citizens currently in Haiti. 

Do not make plans to travel into Haiti. For U.S. citizens currently in Haiti, the U.S. government is arranging departures from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic via helicopter. Travelers will need to make their own onward travel plans from the Dominican Republic. 

For assistance departing Haiti, please fill out the intake form on behalf of yourself or a loved one at Ensure that this form is only submitted once. Only U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. passport are eligible for flights.

The overland trip into Port-au-Prince is dangerous. The Embassy recommends you consider the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince flights only if you believe you can reach the embassy safely. 

U.S. citizens can also enter the Dominican Republic through a land border with a valid U.S. passport. The U.S. government cannot provide overland travel or guarantee your safety traveling throughout Haiti. You should consider your personal security situation before traveling anywhere in Haiti. Only attempt to depart Haiti or move within the country if you believe it is safe for you to do so. 

Contact the State Department for more information and direct assistance:

U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Haiti | Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre

Emergencies: +509-2229-8000 | non-emergency inquiries: | Website:  

Contact the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs:

  • 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada.  
  • 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.

If you are currently in Haiti:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates and avoid areas where violence, demonstrations or disruptions are reported to be happening.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be prepared to shelter in place for an extended period.
  • Be prepared to leave on short notice.
  • Avoid being outside after dark.
  • Stay alert in areas frequented by foreign visitors.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up-to-date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.