UK Government Issues Travel Warning Against All Travel To Caribbean

UK Government Issues Travel Warning Against All Travel To Caribbean

British nationals are being told not to go to Haiti due to UK Government concerns about civil unrest and violence.

While Haiti is a lovely destination that is expected to see significant tourism growth in the following years, the UK government is advising British citizens not to visit the island or plan holidays in the coming weeks.

The issues started in the capital city, Port-au-Prince, on February 29, when gangs attacked high-profile government buildings as part of a fight to kick out their Prime Minister, Ariel Henry.

No British consular officials are currently in Haiti as embassy staff were relocated to the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Consular assistance from the embassy is ‘severely limited' and ‘cannot be delivered in person' in Haiti, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) stated.

The FCDO website states: “FCDO advises against all travel to Haiti due to the volatile security situation. There are currently no British consular officials in Haiti and our ability to provide consular assistance is severely limited and cannot be delivered in person in Haiti. British nationals may get consular services assistance at our diplomatic mission in the Dominican Republic. If you choose to travel to or stay in Haiti against FCDO advice, try to avoid all crowds and public events, and take appropriate security precautions.”

Anyone who does travel to the area could also risk voiding their travel insurance policies.

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