The US Embassy suspends the interviews
The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is suspending interviews for immigrant and non-immigrant visas. We will resume service as soon as possible, but we are currently unable to announce a recovery date.
The Dominican Republic declares a state of emergency
Tuesday evening in a speech to the Nation, Dominican President Danilo Medina announced that this Wednesday, March 18, will be submitted to Congress the declaration of national state of emergency, to close the country’s borders by land, sea and air, for the 15 next days “Commercial activities are suspended for the same period, with the exception of those dedicated to basic activities for the population. All schools and universities are also closed until April 13. Other additional measures will be announced and will take effect during this period. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30298-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-18-2020.html
Spanish Embassy suspends Visas
The Spanish Embassy in Haiti informs that as of this Wednesday and until further notice, it will suspend the management of visas at its counters, except in urgent cases duly justified. All other consular services, procedures and consultations will be handled exclusively by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or by phone: +509 2940 0952 and +509 2940 0954
BRH preoccupied with Covid-19
Tuesday the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) met with officials of Commercial Banks on the means to be put in place to deal with the possible impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the functioning of the financial system and on the economy national. At this meeting, the BRH inquired about the measures taken by commercial banks to continue to provide services to customers and to protect consumers of financial services from the risks of contamination and the spread of Covid-19.
Important discussion with the EU
Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe met with the Ambassador of the European Union Sylvie Tabesse, around budget support, the holding of the next elections, the continuation of political dialogue and the roadmap of the new Government .
Transport : border restriction
Eddy Jackson Alexis the Secretary of State for Communication clarified that only the trucks transporting goods coming from the Dominican Republic are authorized to cross the border and must not have on board more than 2 people the driver and his assistant under penalty of sanction.