COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [02/02/21]

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Please follow CDC guidance on  Testing and International Travel.

*** The Government of Haiti has announced that beginning on February 9, 2021, it will require negative COVID tests from all passengers prior to boarding flights into Haiti.  These tests must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding and may be Antigen or PCR type. Instead of a negative test, passengers who have had COVID previously may present a positive test together with documentation from their attending physician evidencing their recovery.

Country-Specific Information

  • Haiti had 11,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 244 deaths and a 24% test positivity rate as of January 27.  The mortality rate continues to trend downward and is currently at 2.19%.
  • The Government of Haiti has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Mask wearing is required in public and in instances where social distancing cannot be maintained.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Haiti? Yes
    • Some laboratories provide PCR tests, and some provide antigen tests. Not all laboratories have the same capacity. Please check with the specific laboratory to determine their availability of tests.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? No
    • Some laboratories typically provide results within 72 hours, but as more people are requesting tests, some laboratories are struggling to keep ahead of a backlog as well as a shortage of supplies and staff. Please check with the specific laboratory about their capacity to deliver test results within 72 hours.

The COVID-19 test is available in the following public/private health institutions in five departments of Haiti:

  • Starting today, January 27 2021, at noon, the departure terminal at Toussaint Louverture International Airport will have available a COVID-19 rapid testing site.  The clinic will offer the COVID-19 rapid test that meets CDC criteria for all airline passengers two years and older who are travelling to the United States.  The clinic plans to be open seven days a week from 7am to 8pm, though this schedule might change based on local conditions.
  •  West Department:
    • JBS Laboratoire (Antigen Test): 115-117 Rue Capois, Port-au-Prince
    • Hopital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH) (PCR Test): Ave.Mgr Guilloux et St-Honoré, Haiti
    • “Laboratoire National de la Santé Publique” (PCR test) : 52, angle Rue chardonnières et Delmas 33, Delmas, Haiti
    • Laboratoire R. Merieux (Gheskio IMIS LRM) (PCR test & Antigen Test): Chateau Blond – Tabarre 41. Entrance Rue T. Auguste, Rue Roumain, Tabarre, Haiti
    • MicroLab (Antigen Test) : 57, Angle Rues Lambert et Lamarre, Pétion-Ville, Haiti
    • MedLab (Antigen Test): 51, Rue Fernand, Canape Vert, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Clinique Lambert – Unilab (Antigen Test) : 75, Rue Lambert, Pétion-Ville
    • Centre Hospitalier Sainte Marie” (Antigen Test): Avenue John Brown, Lalue, Haiti
    • Hopital Eliazard Germain (PCR Test): Rue Panaméricaine, Pétion-Ville
  • Centre Department:
    • “Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais” (PCR Test): Route departementale, Mirebalais, Haiti

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.   To submit information in support of an exemption, email acspap@state.gov. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Haiti approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • The international airport in Port-au-Prince is open to regular two-way commercial passenger flights as of June 30, 2020. The international airport in Cap-Haitien is open, and flights to and from Cap-Haitian have resumed on a regular basis. Commercial airlines resumed regular flight services to and from Haiti beginning on July 1, 2020.
    • The land border with the Dominican Republic is open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic as of July 1, 2020.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or Antigen) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • According to the last official communication of the government (Circular n. 009), wearing a mask remains mandatory in public spaces. U.S. Citizens are asked to wear masks in public transportation if unable to maintain physical distance. Any gathering on public roads involving more than 50 people is prohibited.

Fines for Non-Compliance

There are no consequences publicly listed for violation of COVID-19 mitigation measures at this time; however, this does not mean that non-compliance isn’t punishable by law.

Consular Operations

  • The American Citizen Services section at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is offering all routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services, as well as special citizen emergency services. U.S. citizens seeking appointments can schedule online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/.
  • The Non-Immigrant Visa section at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is offering a limited number of appointments for F, M, and J visas.
  • The Immigrant Visa section is operating on a limited basis, processing only a limited number of immediate relative cases.
  • If you need more information regarding visas to the U.S., please contact support-Haiti@ustraveldocs.com.

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