Messages for American Citizens
Flights to and from Haiti Suspended due to TS Isaac
August 24, 2012
We have recently received notification that airline flights to and from Port-au-Prince have been suspended due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Please check with your airline before proceeding to the airport this weekend. Flights are expected to resume as soon as it is safely possible to fly. American citizens are urged to review the US Embassy’s announcement of August 22 on Tropical Storm Isaac.
The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the tropical storm’s track, and will issue updated messages. U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter away from flood-prone areas, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. U.S. citizens should carry their travel documents at all times (i.e. U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in safe, waterproof locations. We also suggest that U.S. citizens contact friends and family in the United States with updates about their whereabouts.
Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our “Hurricane Season - Know Before You Go.” webpage, and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Updated information on travel in Haiti may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located at Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Haiti; telephone 509-2229-8000; after hours emergency telephone 509-3464-3998; ACS unit fax 509-2229-8027; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; web page http://Haiti.usembassy.gov.