On 28 April 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert regarding increased gang violence, which reads in part as follows: “Location: Throughout Port-au-Prince, particularly the neighborhoods of Croix-des-Missions, Santo, and Clercine, and Croix des Bouquets Communes and National Routes 1 and 3

“Event: Given the recent armed clashes between rival gangs in Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince reminds U.S. citizens that Haiti has the highest Travel Advisory level (Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL) for kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest. The most recent violent clashes have particularly affected the neighborhoods of Croix-des-Missions, Santo, Clercine and Croix des Bouquets communes and blocked roads on National Routes 1 and 3. The U.S. government is extremely limited in its ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Haiti. Local police generally lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. U.S. citizens should carefully consider the risks of traveling to or remaining in Haiti in light of the current security situation and infrastructure challenges. These issues may limit access to essential services in an emergency, including access to banks, grocery stores, money transfers, urgent medical care, internet and telecommunications, and public and private transportation options. Please see information on What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis.”