COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy in Haiti

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [01/21/21]

***  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.

Country-Specific Information

  • Haiti had 10,963 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 240 deaths and a 24% positivity rate as of January 20.  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.

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