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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ...
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Ambassador Wilson’s Statement on the Violent Assault on the U.S. Capitol

Last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the results of our presidential election and the victory of President-elect Biden captured public attention around the world.  Our elected representatives demonstrated anew the importance of the U.S. Constitution and laws for safeguarding our republic and our freedoms.  The United States, its ...
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Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar and Turkmenistan

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed for travel to South and Central Asia as well as the Middle East on January 3. In Doha he will meet with the two Afghan teams, encourage them, and offer U.S. support to accelerate the peace process — an immediate, significant reduction in violence and ...
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Working to End GBV in Afghanistan

By Ambassador Ross Wilson and  Dr. Tina Dooley-Jones, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Embassy Kabul Last week concluded the 2020 Global 16 Days of Activism, the global call to action to end gender-based violence (GBV).  As we reflect on this campaign, we are startled to see that GBV continues around the world, ...
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Executive Order on Ensuring Access to United States Government COVID-19 Vaccines

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. Through unprecedented collaboration across the United States Government, industry, and international partners, the United States expects to soon have safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available for ...
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