Originally: U.S. EMBASSY WARDEN MESSAGE
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti will be closed for business on Friday December 12, 2003, due to unrest in the city.
If you plan to visit the Consular Section in the near future please call us first to make sure that we will be in the office.
US Embassy Port-au-Prince wishes to alert American citizens traveling and living in Haiti to be mindful of the current political situation. Tension has increased in recent weeks in Gonaives, Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince. Resident US citizens and their intending visitors should carefully evaluate their plans to travel to and within Haiti. The Embassy would also like to encourage US citizens in country to be mindful and vigilant of their personal security and to monitor media coverage of “hot spots” and other events throughout Haiti in the coming weeks.
U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Haiti should review travel warnings and information sheets posted on the internet at: www.travel.state.gov <http://www.travel.state.gov> . In addition to the information on the internet, U.S. citizens may hear recorded information by calling the Department of State in Washington, D. C. at 202-647-5226 from their touch-tone telephone, or receive information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from their fax machine.