Port-au-Prince Secure Transportation Services
ETS Security Overview - Haiti
Haiti is considered a high-risk destination. Port au Prince is particularly vulnerable due to the increased level of tourism. Crime, particularly violent crime, is a significant concern fuelled by ongoing political instability and lawlessness. The most common threats include drug-related shootouts, kidnappings, armed robberies and car-jackings. Criminal gangs are known to follow their victims to quieter areas before committing the crime or use motorbikes to perform an ambush style attack. Intimidation tactics are commonly used to induce fear into the victims. It is highly likely armed violence will be used if the victims resist. Most crime involving foreign nationals occurs in areas where tourists are typically located, for example, restaurants, beaches, hotels and airports.
Road travel in Haiti is considered high risk. Visitors can expect road surfaces to be mainly dirt tracks with inadequate markings and few road signs. Road traffic laws are not enforced, which can result in much travel disruption within the region. Drivers are recognized to drive recklessly and at speeds not suited to the road conditions. Criminal gangs may take advantage of vehicles held in traffic for smash and grab opportunities.
Public transport should be avoided due to the increased risk to your personal safety.
Haiti is considered a high risk destination. Crime, particularly violent crime, is a critical problem in Haiti fuelled by ongoing political instability and lawlessness. There are daily reports of death threats, murders, drug-related shootouts, kidnappings, armed robberies, break-ins or carjackings committed by armed criminals. Armored vehicles and armed local support should be considered whenever moving within Haiti.
All clients utilizing our services get free access to the ExploreSecure® Travel Security Training.
Haiti Secure Transportation and Executive Travel Protection
ETS has impressive and extensive experience operating throughout Haiti providing Executive Protection, Secure Transport and Non-Government Organization (NGO) security support. ETS has a team based in Port au Prince, Haiti. Our high-level network of contacts and local partners supplements the ETS security service in the region.
ETS can offer a range of non-armored vehicles and low profile armored vehicles accompanied with security trained drivers, all of which are vetted, and qualified English-speaking Executive Protection teams to support all levels of travel itineraries and risk.
Our main area of expertise in Haiti is facilitating the secure movement of business travelers and NGOs in the region. This includes airport transfers, protection and secure transport for challenging road movements, and project management of complex operations.
ETS Travel Risk Management and Secure Transportation Port-au-Prince
ETS is the trusted provider of secure transportation to a range of business travelers and NGOs in Haiti. Our early years of experience in the region was providing crucial risk management for humanitarian and NGO movements in Haiti. Since then, our team has grown to support multiple client travel plans and assignments throughout the region.
Services Offered in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Secure Ground Transportation. Full day service only. No Transfers.
- Armed Protection
- Licensed Executive Protection Personnel
- Local Drivers – Spanish and English speaking
- Armored and Non-Armored Vehicles
- Risk Reports
- Site Security Survey
- Project and Risk Management Services