Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Havana (March 13, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Havana, Cuba, March 13, 2020

Location:  Cuba

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.

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