'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens
"Do not travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest," the U.S. State Department says, urging Americans to avoid the country that is wracked with violent protests against President Jovenel.
The State Department is pulling all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members from the country.
"Travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport," the State Department said.
Commercial flights are still operating in and out of international airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien, but the State Department said traveling to or from those hubs also poses a unique security risk.
"The U.S. Embassy requires its personnel to use official transportation to and from the airport, and it takes steps to detect surveillance and deter criminal attacks during these transports."