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 States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

The following is an updated list of commercial flights out of Havana to the United States.  Flights could change at any time.  Please work with your airline to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

March 31

Airline Departure Time Destination
JetBlue 10:00 A.M. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
JetBlue 10:10 A.M. Orlando (ORL)
American 12:55 P.M. Miami (MIA)
JetBlue 2:20 P.M. New York (JFK)
JetBlue 3:00 P.M. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
JetBlue 5:30 P.M. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)


April 1

Airline Departure Time Destination
American 12:55 P.M. Miami (MIA)
Jet Blue 3:00  P.M. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
American 9:10 P.M. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)


April 2

Airline Departure Time Destination
American 12:55 P.M. Miami (MIA)


April 3

Airline Departure Time Destination
American 12:55 P.M. Miami (MIA)

Booking and local contact information can be found at the following sites:


Jet Blue:

If you are unable to book a flight through these airlines directly, please contact the embassy’s American Citizen Services Unit using one of the options shown below.

The Embassy has received reports of delays at José Martí International Airport from some dual Cuban nationals due to local immigration laws. While foreign travelers are currently permitted to exit, 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.  It is important for each traveler to contact the local immigration office as early as possible to avoid delays at the airport.  Contact information for local immigration offices can be found here: 

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.
  • Be prepared for new travel restrictions to take effect with little or no advance notice.
  • Check with your airline operator regarding updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions
  • 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.