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 available.

As a result, the U.S. government is working with the Cuban government and U.S. airlines to arrange additional humanitarian repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and eligible Cuban Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who remain in Cuba. However, due to spacing restrictions, we are not able to accommodate all requests, and individuals that cannot be provided seats on these flights must continue to remain in Cuba until airport re-opens and airlines can return.

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.
If you submitted your data to us previously, DO NOT resubmit it. We still have your information and will contact you should space become available.
Please DO NOT contact the U.S. Embassy about your flight status.

If you are a U.S. citizen who has not contacted the Embassy previously and are interested in returning to the United States, you should do the following:

  • You must fill out this form (CLICK HERE) Please do not call the U.S. Embassy to place your name on the list for a possible charter flight. Submitting the form DOES NOT guarantee a seat on the flight. The U.S. Embassy will contact you if a flight becomes available.
  • Continue to follow up with airlines about the availability of commercial flights, which could re-start operations before other travel arrangements such as charter flights are available.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, U.S. Embassy is currently only conducting emergency operations for 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.