An update from TWA on the current COVID-19 pandemic

TWA Supporters,

During this difficult time, we wanted to thank those who are the front line keeping the world going and those who are staying home and helping keep the rest of us safe. Stay hopeful and keep looking up.

During this time of isolation, check in with your loved ones over the phone. Even though we are apart we are never truly alone.

Finally, due to current travel restrictions, the May 2020 Haiti trip may be postponed, but we won’t know until at least the end of April. Things are changing every day.

And don’t forget, in helping other we help ourselves!!

Peace and Love,

Third World Awareness

Coronavirus & Haiti

What is coronavirus? COVID-19 explained: What you need to know

Haiti currently has 0 reported cases of COVID-19, and the number of cases in other Caribbean countries is very low. The May 2020 annual trip is still scheduled in spite of the virus. Much like many other viruses, it doesn’t spread well in heat, hence why it likely hasn’t reached Haiti yet as it is a warm country. There have also been no reported fatalities in the Caribbean from the virus.

The United States still has travel warnings at Level 4 for Haiti, however these have been in place for a long time and have nothing to do with the virus. This travel warning means that there are not a lot of people travelling to Haiti in the first place, and the chances of COVID-19 reaching Haiti are currently low.

On the plus side, flight prices have gone down due to virus and current worldwide travel restrictions– American Airlines has it at $686 round trip.

For more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bridget.