What is happening in Port-au-Prince Haiti?

What is happening in Port-au-Prince Haiti?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, killing at least 304 people and injuring at least 1,800 others as buildings tumbled into rubble.

Is Port-au-Prince safe?

Peruvian UN soldiers at the border have confirmed that the road to Port-au-Prince is safe to travel with no incidents of robbery or kidnappings, but definitely try to arrive in Port-au-Prince before dark.

What is Port-au-Prince Haiti known for?

Port-au-Prince is the centre of the political and intellectual life of the country and is the seat of the State University of Haiti (established in 1920). A traditionally picturesque site has been the brash and bustling Iron Market, with its mostly female vendors.

Is the US Embassy in Haiti closed?

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has resumed all routine services for U.S. citizens in Haiti. If you are a U.S. citizen seeking an appointment for U.S. passports, notarial services, or the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, you can schedule an appointment on our Online Appointment System.

Is Port-au-Prince poor?

Haiti has long struggled with poor living conditions in the more rural areas of the country causing many Haitians to migrate towards the capital city of Port-au-Prince….CIA World Factbook.

Field Haiti
GDP (purchasing power parity): $18.54 billion (2014 est.)
GDP – per capita (PPP): $1,800 (2014 est.)

How long can a US citizen stay in Haiti?

90 days
American Citizens, born in the US, who have been in the country for more than 90 days, and who did not apply for an extension of stay, must obtain an exit visa from the Haitian Immigration Service before the 90 days. Do not wait until the last minute. Haiti does not issue business visas.

Is Haiti safe to travel to now?

Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Haiti, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.