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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

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COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: January 21, 2021  New Updates:  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 ...
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Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 19, 2021 The United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous human rights abuses accountable. From the Nuremberg Trials, to the creation of the Genocide Convention in 1948, to the declaration of ISIS’s recent genocide against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious ...
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Ambassador Satterfield’s Remarks on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to Protect Turkish Cultural Property

In a ceremony at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara on January 19, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey David Satterfield and Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, signed an agreement to prevent the trafficking of Turkish archeological and ethnological materials.
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Health Alert: Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs  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 ...
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