US Urges Citizens to 'Carefully Consider', Not Avoid, Travel to Haiti
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:47 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian officials and business leaders have long said the U.S. travel warnings are exaggerated and unfairly discourage tourism and foreign investment.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department no longer urged American citizens to avoid all travel to Haiti, but says they should still "carefully consider" before traveling to the island.
The current one cites crime, a renewed cholera outbreak and an inadequate infrastructure as concerns.
Port-au-Prince and the countryside have been relatively quiet in recent months.
The revised advisory comes as Haiti's new president struggles to install a government and take charge of rebuilding Haiti after last year's earthquake.
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Source: ManGod Haiti , MSNBC