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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

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Statement Regarding Transfer of Parts of Varosha to Turkish Cypriot Control

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 20, 2021 The United States condemns the announcement by Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today regarding the transfer of parts of Varosha to Turkish Cypriot control.  This move is clearly inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789, which ...
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COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: July 16, 2021  New Updates:  On Sunday, June 27, 2021, the Government of Turkey (GoT) announced that all curfew and inter-city travel restrictions, regardless of weekdays and weekends, will end effective 5 a.m. on July 1. The COVID-19 related restrictions apply to all citizens and residents of Turkey.  Tourists are exempt from COVID-19 restrictions. Please see  the Turkish Ministry of Interior’s June 27th dated circular  for more information.  Country-Specific Information:  Turkey has ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension on the Importation of Dogs into the United States

Location: Entry into the United States Event: Temporary Suspension on the Importation of Dogs into the United States. On June 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries. Effective this Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the order temporarily suspends the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for ...
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Ambassador David M. Satterfield’s Video Message on the Occasion of 2021 Independence Day

Ambassador David M. Satterfield: "I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual celebration of the 245th anniversary of American independence – the Fourth of July, 2021. As has so often been the case over the last year and a half, the effects of the global pandemic have once again prevented our traditional in-person celebrations. ...
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America’s Independence Day and Our Commitment to Equality

By Ambassador David M. Satterfield July 2, 2021 On the Fourth of July, the United States of America celebrates the 245th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. The enduring power and influence of the Declaration derives from its core premise, the self-evident truths “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their ...
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