From December 6, all air passengers above 2 years, irrespective of vaccination status or nationality, must produce proof of a negative Covid test obtained within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
Everyone, regardless of nationality or immigration status – whether they are flying into the United States or out of it – is affected.
You can also present evidence of COVID-19 recovery, such as a document from your doctor verifying that you were cured (i.e., a positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a certified healthcare provider or public health official stating that you were allowed to travel) if you just recovered from COVID-19.
Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information about exemptions and the need for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recuperation from COVID-19, including types of acceptable tests, see the CDC.
For further information on the Omicron Variant, please see the CDC’s website.
The CDC advises that you should not leave the United States until you have been adequately vaccinated. Even fully vaccinated people may be at increased risk of contracting and possibly spreading COVID-19 variants while traveling internationally.
If you must travel, follow CDC instructions carefully before, during, and after your trip.
U.S. residents who choose to go abroad should be aware that they may face difficulties related to COVID-19 when returning to the United States or attempting to move from one international location to another. If you travel overseas, make sure to make alternative arrangements in case your trip extends longer than expected.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Order, which went into effect November 8, 2021, mandates all non-citizen, non-immigrant flyers to the United States to be completely vaccinated and produce proof of vaccination status before boarding an aircraft that has not been retracted.
In the United States, there are limited exceptions to the CDC’s order demanding that all air travelers be fully immunized before boarding a plane. The following groups are exempt from this regulation:
- Kids under 18
- Those who cannot take the vaccines due to medical conditions
- Emergency Travelers without proper access to vaccines.
The CDC order is applied with a humanitarian exemption on an exceptional basis.
- A Level 1 Travel Health Notice has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Haiti, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country.
- As of April 13, Haiti had 30,703 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 835 deaths.
- Beginning April 18, 2022, any passenger bound for Haiti who is over the age of 12 must have a vaccination card verifying that they have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test before boarding flights into Haiti. Only a negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers between the ages of 5 and 11. These can be Antigen or PCR type tests, which must have been completed no more than 72 hours before boarding. COVID-related passengers who have had a negative test in the past might present a positive result together with documentation from their doctor indicating their recovery.
- COVID-19 has been controlled in Haiti by the authorities, who have taken measures to limit its spread. In public, masks are not required, but they are necessary for confined places. To have access to state or private institutions, you must have a washer and dryer.
- Is there a cost for PCR or immunological testing available to United States citizens in Haiti? Yes, they are.
- Is it possible that test results will be available within one day? Is that correct?
The following public/private health institutions in Haiti provide COVID-19 testing:
- West Department
- A COVID-19 rapid testing station will be available at the departure terminal of Toussaint Louverture International Airport starting January 27, 2021. The COVID antigen testing is only performed at the PAP Airport’s HERO/Medlab from 6 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week. The examination will be completed as quickly as possible and the results will be made available to you while you wait. Walk-ins are welcome, and Fast Track appointments are available. The Fast-Track appointment test is $92, while the Regular (non-Fast Track) examination costs -$85. Cash (USD or HTG), PayPal, and a credit card are all options for payment. You can either pay on-site or prepay.
- A few days ago, HERO/Medlab introduced a pre-registration platform that allows you to pay and register online before arriving at their PAP COVID-19 testing facility. You’ll be able to take advantage of this system if you have access to the Fast-Track line, with significantly shorter wait times. When you’ve completed the form, click “Confirm,” and you’ll get an e-mail confirmation that you may print or display on your phone to the line manager. Please bring your passport for ID verification.
- At Airport, COVID antigen testing and PCR testing are available seven days a week at the airport site, by Zanmi Lasante. They take PCR samples taken between 8 AM and 12 PM and antigen tests between 8 AM and 3 PM. Appointments are necessary and the registration form must be completed in advance. The samples will then be collected and tested at the collection sites. On the day of sample collection, antigen test results will be provided, whereas PCR test results will be furnished 48 to 72 hours after that. Make sure to inquire about how you’ll be kept informed when your findings are ready before you leave the testing site.
Exit and Entry Conditions
- Can U.S citizens enter? Yes
- As of June 30, 2020, the international airport in Port-au-Prince is open to normal two-way commercial passenger flights. The international airport at Cap-Haïtien is operational once again, and regular flights connect Cap-Haitian with other locations. From July 1, 2020, commercial airlines began operating regularly scheduled services between Haiti
- The land border with the Dominican Republic will be open to pedestrians and vehicles as of July 1, 2020.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or Antigen) necessary for entry? Yes
- At airports and other ports of entry, are health screening procedures in place? Yes
Restrictions on Movements
- Is there a ban on going out? No
- Is there a limit on how far you can travel between cities or states?No
- Are Americans required to quarantine themselves? No
- Is it possible that commercial flights are in operation? Yes
- Is the public transportation system open? Yes
- The government’s last official statement (Circular n. 009) states that wearing a mask is still necessary for public areas. If you can’t maintain physical distance, U.S. citizens are asked to use masks while traveling on public transportation. An assembly of more than 50 individuals on a public roadway is prohibited.)
Penalty for Non-Compliance
Although there are no known public penalties for failing to follow COVID-19 mitigation procedures at the moment, this does not negate the fact that non-compliance is a crime under the law.