Security Alert: Explosion at Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana

Location:  Havana, Cuba

Event:  U.S. Embassy Havana is closely following reports of an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana on May 6, 2022.  Initial reports indicate that it is linked to an accidental gas leak. We will continue to provide information to U.S. citizens in the area through Alerts, our Embassy website, and, as necessary.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the affected area.
  • Follow the directions of local authorities.
  • Contact local authorities if you are in the affected area and need emergency assistance.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Contact loved ones directly to notify them of your welfare.
  • Update your status on social media.