Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.

According to the JetBlue Airways website (, the June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale and JFK are sold out.

Please understand that flights to the United States are approved by the Government of Haiti on a case-by-case basis, have limited available seating in order to preserve social distancing, and often sell out in a short amount of time.  Please understand that authorization for these flights is often granted with less than 48 hours’ notice. Please take this information into account when making travel plans, especially if you are not in Port-au-Prince.  When a commercial airline is granted authorization to operate a flight from Haiti to the United States, the U.S. Embassy will alert the U.S. citizen community as quickly as possible through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any authorized flights from Haiti to the United States after June 29th, or if flights will be authorized in the future.  U.S. citizens who do not return to the United States while commercial or commercially available flights are available may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite period.

U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to return to the United States can email

Your email message should include the following information:

  • Your full name as spelled in your passport.
  • Information we can use to contact you now – a current phone number and email address.
  • Your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Your passport number, and its date of issuance and expiration.  If it is not a U.S. passport, please note the country that issued it.
  • The full name, date of birth and passport number of all U.S. citizens traveling with you. Pleasealso note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members who wish to accompany you.
  • Please note your current location (city and country) and any special needs you may have, such as medical issues.

For U.S. citizens who wish to travel to Port-au-Prince from Cap Haitien: Sunrise Airways is currently operating flights between Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at They can also be contacted by phone at +509 2811 2222.

The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at to receive emergency updates from the Embassy. U.S. citizens in Haiti should also monitor the Embassy website and Twitter feed for up-to-date information.

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