Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

COVID-19 Information Location: Havana Event: On September 1, new COVID related restrictions were imposed in the province of Havana by the local government.  The new restrictive measures are related to the movement of people and vehicles, and the sale of products.  The new measures include a daily curfew from 7pm until 5am, reduced operating hours …

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COVID-19 Information

Location: Havana Event: On September 1, new COVID related restrictions will be imposed in the province of Havana by the local government. The new restrictive measures are related to the movement of people and vehicles, and the sale of products. The new measures include a daily curfew from 7pm until 5am, reduced operating hours for …

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Suspension of Private Charter Flights between the United States and Cuba

Today, I requested that the Department of Transportation suspend private charter flights to all Cuban airports, including Havana.  This action will suspend all charter flights between the United States and Cuba over which the Department of Transportation exercises jurisdiction, except for authorized public charter flights to and from Havana and other authorized private charter flights …

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Travel Advisory August 6

Location: Cuba The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Cuba on August 6, 2020. Do not travel to Cuba due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries to members of our diplomatic community resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page before you plan any …

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Health Alert

Location: Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for a JetBlue charter flight departing from Havana to Ft. Lauderdale on August 4. No individuals other than those already booked for this flight will be able to board. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, July 22, 2022 Location:  Cuba Event:  Since April 1, the U.S. Embassy has facilitated the repatriation of nearly 2,000 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States. On June 5, the Cuban government extended the closure of the airport until at least August 1. In …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location: Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for a JetBlue charter flight departing from Havana to Ft. Lauderdale on July 21. No individuals other than those already booked for this flight will be able to board. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for a JetBlue charter flight departing from Havana to Ft. Lauderdale on July 14. No individuals other than those already booked for this flight will be able to board. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are …

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Health Alert July 8

Location: Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for a JetBlue charter flight departing from Havana to Ft. Lauderdale on July 10. No individuals other than those already booked for this flight will be able to board. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location: Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for two JetBlue charter flights departing from Havana to Ft. Lauderdale on July 6 and July 10. No individuals other than those already booked for these flights will be able to board. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  Since April 1, the U.S. Embassy has facilitated the repatriation of more than 1,500 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States. On June 5, the Cuban government extended the closure of the airport until at least August 1. In addition to the border closure, the Cuban government …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location: Cuba Event: Since April 1, the U.S. Embassy has facilitated the repatriation of more than 1,500 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States. On June 5, the Cuban government extended the closure of the airport until at least August 1. In addition to the border closure, the Cuban government declared …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, June 8, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  Since April 1, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the repatriation of more than 1,500 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States. On June 5, the Cuban Government extended the closure of the airport until at least August 1.  The U.S. Embassy will provide …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

June 5 Update: Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, June 5, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  On June 4, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the repatriation of more than 300 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States.  Since the closure of the airport on April 1, the Embassy has repatriated more than …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  On June 4, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the repatriation of more than 300 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States.  Since the closure of the airport on April 1, the Embassy has repatriated more than 1,500 American citizens and LPRs. The Embassy will continue to explore options …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for the two Delta Airlines charter flights departing from Havana to Miami on June 4. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are not traveling on this flight but wish to return home, however, there are no …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy is individually notifying all confirmed travelers for the Delta Airlines charter flights departing from Havana to Miami on June 4. Due to spacing restrictions, we are not able to accommodate all of the requests that we have received. Those that cannot be provided seats on the flights must continue …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, May 20, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for the two charter flights departing from Havana to Miami on Friday, May 22. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are not traveling on these flights but …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, May 12, 2020

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy is individually notifying all confirmed travelers for the Delta Airlines charter flights departing from Havana to Miami on May 13 and 14. Due to spacing restrictions, we are not able to accommodate all of the requests that we have received. Those that cannot be provided seats on the flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, May 11, 2020

Location:  Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy is working with U.S. airlines in efforts to arrange a humanitarian repatriation flight for U.S. Citizens. We have contacted hundreds of U.S. citizens and eligible Lawful Permanent Residents in Cuba to confirm reservations for an upcoming flight. We continue to do so. Due to spacing restrictions, we are not …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  09/15/2020 Event: On September 1, new COVID related restrictions were imposed in the province of Havana by the local government.  The new restrictive measures are related to the movement of people and vehicles, and the sale of products.  The new measures include a daily curfew from 7pm until 5am, reduced operating hours for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, May 4, 2020

Location:  Cuba Event: The U.S. Embassy is currently working with U.S. airlines in efforts to arrange additional humanitarian repatriation flights for U.S. Citizens. On May 1, 2020, the Cuban Government extended the closure of the airport until at least May 31st. The U.S. Embassy will provide updates on the airport operating status as information becomes …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 27, 2020

Location:  Cuba Event:  On April 24, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the repatriation of more than 300 American citizens and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to the United States.  At this time, we do not anticipate that there will be additional charter flights facilitated by the U.S. Embassy from Cuba to the United States. Due to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 22, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 22, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy has individually notified all confirmed travelers for the two Delta Airlines charter flights departing from Havana to Miami on Friday, April 24. The Embassy will continue to explore options for repatriation of U.S. citizens who are not traveling on this …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 21, 2020

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy is working with U.S. airlines in efforts to arrange a humanitarian repatriation flight for U.S. Citizens.  We have contacted hundreds of U.S. citizens and eligible Lawful Permanent Residents in Cuba to confirm reservations for an upcoming flight.  We continue to do so.  Due to spacing restrictions, we are not able …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba April 16, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 16, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy is currently working with U.S. airlines in efforts to arrange a humanitarian repatriation flight for U.S. Citizens. On March 20, 2020, the Cuban government decreed that all foreigners without residency in Cuba MUST depart by March 24, 2020.  This decree …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  Public transportation in Cuba is suspended in Cuba, as of April 11.  U.S. citizens should comply with local requirements.  These restrictions apply to public transportation in both the state and private sector – to include inter-city bus service and taxis.  Urgent mobility needs will be authorized by local officials.  U.S. citizens are reminded …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions. This includes a possible charter flight if commercial flights between the United States and Cuba do not resume in the near future.  In preparation for a possible charter flight, U.S. citizens interested in returning to the United States should …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to make necessary preparations for an extended stay in Cuba during the quarantine period.  Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities. On April 2, the Cuban government suspended the arrival and departure of all international flights.  They have not announced a date on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, April 1, 2020     

Location:  Cuba Event:  On April 2, the Cuban government will suspend the arrival and departure of all international flights. U.S. citizens in Cuba who normally live in the United States should arrange for immediate return with American Airlines today or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. Citizens with upcoming travel plans …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba continues to actively assist American citizens in Cuba, and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. U.S. citizens in Cuba who normally live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 30, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba continues to actively assist American citizens in Cuba, and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. U.S. citizens in Cuba who normally live in the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba continues to actively assist American citizens in Cuba and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  According to current information, the last scheduled flight on United Airlines direct to the United States from Cuba will be on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba continues to actively assist American citizens in Cuba, and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  According to current information, the last scheduled flight on United Airlines direct to the United States from Cuba will be on …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba is actively assisting American citizens and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  American Airlines, United, and JetBlue all report available flights from Havana with the following schedule changes. United Airlines has cancelled its Havana-Newark flight, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 25, 2020    Location:  Cuba   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba is actively assisting American citizens and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  American Airlines, United, and JetBlue all report available flights from Havana to the U.S. as of March 25.  The Embassy has received reports of delays at José …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 24, 2020    Location:  Cuba    Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Cuba is actively assisting American citizens and urges all U.S. citizens to work with airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Beginning March 24, all tourists in Cuba will be quarantined inside hotels or home-stay locations, until they have secured travel outside of Cuba, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location: Cuba Event: On March 20, the Government of Cuba announced the closure of its borders to non-Cuban residents.  Beginning March 24, the Cuban government will introduce strict entry controls at all airports and seaports. The new controls will allow entry into Cuba only of Cuban citizens and foreign residents of Cuba.  All non-Cuban citizens should depart the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba

Location:  Cuba Event:  Suspension of routine U.S. citizen services due to local COVID-19-related preventative measures and limited staffing. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy Havana is suspending routine U.S. citizen services effective March 16, 2020.  Applicants with appointments already scheduled will receive email correspondence when routine services resume. As a result, the Consular Section of …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Havana (March 13, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 13, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The government of Cuba has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. On March 12, the Cuban Ministry of Health …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 13, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 13, 2020 Location:  Cuba Event:  The government of Cuba has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. On March 12, the Cuban Ministry of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba (January 30, 2020)

Location:  Havana, Cuba Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of January 27, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has reported no cases of novel coronavirus in Cuba.  MINSAP reports implementation of additional sanitary control measures at the border and ports of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana (January 6, 2020)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana (January 6, 2020) Location: Cuba Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba

Location:  Havana Event:  Havana is experiencing heavy winds and high seas resulting in risk of flooding in the downtown area, including the area surrounding the U.S. Embassy is prone to severe flooding. As a precaution, the Embassy closed early on December 21.  The Embassy will have limited ability to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies due to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba

Location:  Countrywide Event:  The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Cuba details how numerous U.S. government  employees appear to have been targeted in specific attacks, and that many of those employees suffered injuries as a consequence of these attacks. On February 14, 2018, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article written by independent medical …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hotel Restrictions in Havana

U.S. Embassy Havana October 6, 2017 Over the past several months, numerous employees at the U.S. Embassy in Havana have been targeted in specific attacks. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping. Attacks have occurred in U.S. diplomatic residences, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cuba Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Cuba.   Over the past several months, numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees have been targeted in specific attacks. These employees have suffered significant injuries as a consequence of these attacks. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing …

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EMERGENCY MESSAGE

EMERGENCY MESSAGE The area around the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered flood damage. Do not attempt to come to the Embassy seeking assistance at this time. U.S. citizens in Cuba in need of assistance should contact the Embassy by telephone at (+53) 5280-5791. Individuals worried about U.S. citizens in Cuba should call the State Department …

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