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 wish to return home, however, there are no additional charter flights scheduled at this time.  All remaining U.S. citizens should 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: 
  • Space on potential flights will be limited, requiring us to prioritize placement. Top priority on any upcoming flights will be given to U.S. citizens deemed at higher risk of severe illness, followed by U.S. citizen minors and their U.S. citizen parents, or one foreign national parent, followed by all other U.S. citizens.
  • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) do not qualify for a higher priority and will receive available seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.