Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 13, 2020
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 (MINSAP) confirmed four cases of COVID-19 in Cuba. Cuban authorities are actively monitoring individuals’ contacts for signs of the virus and report that they are testing suspected cases.
Travelers should be prepared for increased scrutiny when entering Cuba, particularly those originating from areas affected by COVID-19 or those exhibiting symptoms similar to COVID-19. Travelers requiring evaluation will be escorted to a designated healthcare facility. Those requiring quarantine will be transferred to select facilities to complete treatment in isolation for 14 days.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Cuba.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba
55 Calzada, La Habana, Cuba
+(53) (7) 839-4100
+(53) (7) 839-4100 and dial 1, then 0 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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