Safety and security leading up to October 25 and December 27, 2015, elections in Haiti

Following the national parliamentary elections held on August 9, 2015, Haiti will hold presidential and local elections on October 25 and December 27, 2015. During the elections on August 9, there were violent disturbances at polling stations across the country.

Travellers should be aware that the security and safety situation in Haiti is unstable and volatile. There is concern about the potential for violent protests and demonstrations leading up to and during the elections on October 25 and December 27, 2015. During election times, vehicles may have additional restrictions, and travellers should carry identity papers and legal documents for vehicles. Expect to encounter more security checks during election times.

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