Haiti has safety and security warnings from multiple Western governments including the U.S state department, the U.K FCO and the Australian government to name a few. The OSAC reports identify a large range of threats, the most frequently reported crimes against Americans in Port-au-Prince being aggravated assaults, kidnappings, and robberies.The US State Department rates the Threat of travel to Haiti as Critical.
In Port-au-Prince particularly, almost all home invasions were conducted for the dual purpose of kidnapping and robbery. While night time burglaries remain the norm, there are frequent reports of daytime attempts, probing, and actual burglaries.
The State department identifies the risk of traveling by vehicle,
“Travel by road is difficult and dangerous in Haiti. The situation on the roads can be described as chaotic. Drivers in Haiti must use extreme caution. Poor road conditions and the absence of traffic rules lead to unpredictable and dangerous driving behavior. When traveling outside of Port-au-Prince, drivers should caravan with other vehicles to avoid being stranded in the event of an accident or breakdown. The Haitian government lacks adequate resources to assist drivers in distress or to clear the road of accidents or broken-down vehicles blocking the flow of traffic”
Please contact us to speak with an ExecSecure Consultant for local, best practice methodology, and advice regarding what vehicles, security and set-up to consider. The threat situation changes constantly and personal risk tolerances and situations change between clients.
Execsecure are able to provide executive protection and security transportation services throughout Haiti. If you are traveling outside of Port-au-Prince please contact us to discuss options and pricing.
Execsecure has an Expatriate Western Security specialist living in Haiti able to provide a high level of project risk management, Close Protection and fill Team Leader roles if required.