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 updates on the airport operating status as information becomes available.

The U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions; however, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens to continue to make necessary preparations for an extended stay in Cuba during the quarantine period. Please comply with local quarantine requirements, monitor local news for information about Cuban travel advisories, and check with their airline operators regarding future flights.

Please note:

  • We cannot guarantee that the Embassy will be able to arrange charter flights in the future.
  • Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of Cuban-born U.S. citizens.  The Cuban government requires Cuban dual nationals to enter and depart Cuba using Cuban passports. Cuban-born U.S. citizens will be treated as Cuban citizens and may be subject to restrictions and obligations.  In order to be considered for any future flights you MUST contact the local immigration office as early as possible. Contact information for local immigration offices can be found here: 
  • In accordance with United States State Department worldwide regulations in place due to COVID-19 and in line with the Government of Cuba’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Havana has temporarily closed. This includes all routine Visa and American Citizen Services.  Please do not call for routine matters, instead visit our website for more information:

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the U.S. Embassy is currently only providing emergency services to U.S. citizens. For emergency American Citizens Services, please visit our website for additional information

We encourage all U.S. citizens in Cuba to register with the U.S. State Department using the following link: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and to monitor the Embassy website and Twitter feed for up-to-date information.

Actions to Take:

  • Maintain communication with the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
  • Visit the Department of State COVID-19 information page for the latest information.
  • Visit our U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information about conditions in Cuba.