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MOFA lowers travel warning on Haiti

2019/03/07 23:07:29

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Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) lowered the travel warning on Haiti from "orange" to "yellow" Thursday due to improvements in the political and economic situation in the Caribbean country.

The MOFA Bureau of Consular Affairs noted on its website that massive anti-government protests in the Haitian Capital Port-au-Prince and other major cities have died down, with life gradually returning to normal in most areas.

However, MOFA warned that incidences of isolated violence are still being reported, with protesters barricading roads in some places.

Several international airlines, including Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Air Transat are still adjusting or have canceled flights to Haiti until the end of April, the advisory said.

MOFA urged Taiwan nationals to confirm their flights before traveling and avoid places where people gather or protests are held.

A code "yellow" is the third level in MOFA's 4-tier travel warning system, which consists of red, orange, yellow and gray, where "red" represents the most serious situation.

Yellow means Taiwanese travelers should review their travel plans and be extra vigilant when visiting.

(By Elaine Hou and Emerson Lim)