On 2 December 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert regarding increased kidnappings, which reads in part as follows: “As a result of a dramatic increase in kidnapping for ransom cases in Port-au-Prince (14 reported kidnappings in the last 7 days, to include U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and Haitian citizens), the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has limited non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood until further notice. The U.S. Embassy warns its citizens against unnecessary travel in the Port-au-Prince area, and urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Port-au-Prince. Please review the Level Four travel advisory for Haiti, which remains in effect.”