Authorities in Haiti are maintaining minimal restrictions as part of the nation's effort to contain the spread of as part of the nation's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. As of Jan. 13, a nationwide 0001-0400 nightly curfew remains in effect, as do requirements that residents wear protective facemasks while in public places and comply with social-distancing standards of 1.5 meters (5 feet) between persons; however, most other restrictions were lifted at the end of Haiti's state of health emergency in July 2020.
Trade has resumed across Haiti's land border with the Dominican Republic. Commercial passenger flights are operating at airports in Port-au-Prince (PAP) and Cap Haitien (CAP), though incoming passengers are subject to body temperature checks on arrival. Persons arriving from countries experiencing high transmission may be required to produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before departure for Haiti. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.
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