Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 08, 2020)
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 (www.jetblue.com), the flights authorized on June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale and JFK are sold out.
The U.S. Embassy will alert the U.S. citizen community as quickly as possible through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) about flights that have been authorized by the Haitian Government. U.S. citizens should not rely solely on STEP alerts for information about commercial flights to the United States. Airlines may make seats available for purchase before flight authorization is received from Haitian authorities. In addition, seating capacity on flights may be limited to maintain social distancing, to protect the health of passengers and crew. This may result in flights selling out before or shortly after STEP alerts are sent. Please continue to regularly check flight availability with the airlines directly at www.jetblue.com; www.spirit.com; www.aa.com and www.goeasternair.com.
Please understand that flights to the United States are approved by the Government of Haiti on a case-by-case basis. 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.
If you have a reservation that has been cancelled: All questions regarding flight cancellations or other changes to your flight should be directed to the airline.
U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to return to the United States can email PortauPrinceUSCitizen@state.gov.
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. Please also 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 https://sunriseairways.net. 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 step.state.gov 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.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Haiti.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre
Non-emergency inquiries: email@example.com
- Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada
1-202-501-4444 from other countries
- Haiti Country Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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