WASHINGTON -- The State Dept. updated its existing travel warning
for Haiti, noting it has lifted a previous order requiring embassy
officers and their families to leave the country.
Major airlines have resumed service to Haiti, the department
Nevertheless, the department said, it continues to advise
travelers not to visit Haiti because "the security
situation...remains unpredictable and potentially dangerous."
That is particularly true for the capital, Port-au-Prince, where
travel "can be hazardous," the department said.
The department went on to advise U.S. visitors and residents in
Haiti to "remain vigilant due to the absence of an effective local
police force in Haiti; the potential for looting; the presence of
intermittent roadblocks set by armed gangs or by the police, which
may disrupt travel; and the possibility of random violent crimes,