COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [05/13/21]

***  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 currently has a total of 13,255 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 120 since May 7.  There have been 11 additional deaths as well, bringing total deaths to 268.
  • 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.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.

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

  •  West Department:
  • 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.
    • JBS Laboratoire (Antigen and PCR Test): 115-117 Rue Capois, Port-au-Prince
    • Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH) (PCR Test) : Ave.Mgr Guilloux et St-Honoré, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Laboratoire d’Analyse Medicale 17 19 (Antigen and PCR Test):  17, Ave Christophe, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Centre de Prevention Medicale (Antigen and PCR Test) : 31, Ave Charles Summer, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • BIO Endocrine Lab (Antigen Test): 11, Ave Lamartiniere, Bois verna, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Centre Hospitalier Sainte Marie (Antigen Test): Avenue John Brown, Lalue, Haiti
    • BIOMED Lab (Antigen test) : 88, Route de Canape Vert, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    • Laboratoire National de la Santé Publique (Antigen and PCR test) : 52, angle Rue chardonnières et Delmas 33, Delmas, Haiti
    • Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix (PCR Test) : 50, Route de Delmas 33, Delmas, Haiti
    • Precision Lab (Antigen Test) : Delmas 40B, Delmas, Haiti
    • MicroLab (Antigen and PCR 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
    • Hopital Eliazard Germain (PCR Test): Rue Panaméricaine, Pétion-Ville
    • Laboratoire R. Merieux (Gheskio IMIS LRM) (Antigen and PCR Test) : Chateau Blond – Tabarre 41. Entrance Rue T. Auguste, Rue Roumain, Tabarre, Haiti
    • Site de Prevention OIM (Antigen Test) : Tabarre 27, 11 Rue E Pierre, Tabarre, Haiti.
  • North Department:
    • Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon d’Haiti (Antigen Test) :  38, rue de Pignon, Pignon, Haiti
    • New Hope Hospital (Antigen test) : Habitation Duperier, Plaine du Nord, Haiti
  • North East Department:
    • Centre de Sante de Caracol/Cahesse (Antigen Test): 35, Route de Caracol, Caracol, Haiti
  • Artibonite Department:
    • MDS Biodiagnostic Lab (Antigen Test) : Angle rue supris Laurent et T. Louverture, Saint Marc, Haiti
    • Complexe Medical Prophylaxie (Antigen Test) : Rue Louverture #20, Gonaives, Haiti
  • Centre Department:
    • Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (Antigen and PCR Test): Route départementale, 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
  • Are vaccines available in Haiti for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Haiti?  None at this time 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • 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.

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 Nonimmigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is offering a limited number of in-person appointments for student visas in the F, M, and J visa classes and a limited number of in-person appointments for petition-based visas, such as H, L, P, and R visa classes. 
  • The Immigrant Visa section is scheduling a limited number of immigrant visa interviews each day.  In keeping with immigration regulations and laws, cases are generally scheduled in the order that they are received. 
  • If you need more information regarding visas to the U.S., please contact support-Haiti@ustraveldocs.com.

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