US government again tells its citizens to leave Haiti

The United States government sent out a reminder to its citizens that Haiti is a high-risk country. After the Dominican government announced it could shut down all land borders, US citizen consular services sent out an alert notifying its citizens of the possible close of border gates as of Thursday, 14 September 2023.

The US notified its citizens: “If the closure occurs, US citizens planning to depart Haiti for the Dominican Republic on or after 14 September will not be able to do so, and will need to make alternate arrangements. The US Embassy cannot facilitate entry into the Dominican Republic through a closed border crossing.”

Haiti’s Travel Advisory is Level 4, “Do Not Travel,” meaning that any US citizen still in Haiti should depart immediately as safely as possible via commercial means. Flights from Haiti to the United States and destinations other than the Dominican Republic still operate normally.

The US government warns its citizens to not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and poor health care infrastructure. On 27 July 2023, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of the United States government employees and non-emergency US government employees. US citizens wishing to depart Port-au-Prince should monitor local news and only do so when considered safe.

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14 September 2023