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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   (1/24/2021) Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke this morning with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib regarding the U.S. commitment to the U.S.-Afghan partnership and to peace for all the people of Afghanistan. Mr. Sullivan underscored that the U.S. will support the peace process with a robust and regional diplomatic effort, which will aim to help the ...
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Security Alert – January 17, 2021

Location:  Throughout Afghanistan  Event:   In recent weeks, increased terrorist attacks, kidnappings, criminal violence, and civil unrest have occurred throughout Afghanistan.  Hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, are known to be under enduring threat.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the Travel Advisory for Afghanistan is  Level 4-Do Not Travel  due to crime, terrorism, ...
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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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