US authorizes non-essential diplomats, family to leave Haiti
The United States on Thursday authorized non-essential diplomatic personnel and their families to leave Haiti amid tensions in the wake of violent anti-government protests.
"There are currently unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti," the US State Department said an updated travel advisory.
"On November 29, 2018, the US government authorized the departure of non-emergency US government personnel and their families," it said.
An authorized departure is a voluntary evacuation of US government personnel when "US national interests or imminent threat to life requires it," according to the State Department.