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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  10/05/2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . *** Effective October 1, 2022, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is no longer required for travelers with proof of full vaccination upon arriving at the ...
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U.S. Embassy Kinshasa Closed to the Public from January 31 through February 3, 2023

Location: Embassy of the United States, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa Closed to the Public from January 31 through February 3, 2023 The United States Embassy in Kinshasa will be closed during the official visit of Pope Francis to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Tuesday, January 31 ...
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New partnership to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), January 13, 2023 – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a new partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to launch a new project to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This new ...
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Statement on Report by UN Group of Experts

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 4, 2023 The United States welcomes the midterm report by the United Nations Group of Experts released on December 30, and shares the concerns outlined in the report about the sharp increase in violence and the deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Recognizing ...
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Joint Statement on M23 Advances in Eastern DRC

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 18, 2022   The United States along with the Great Lakes Special Envoys of Belgium, France and the UK condemn in the strongest terms the continuing advance of the UN-sanctioned March 23 Movement (M23) illegal armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resumption of violence since 20 October, ...
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Security Alert: Eastern DRC and Border Regions, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Location: Eastern DRC and Border Regions, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: Clashes between the March 23 Movement armed group and the Congolese military are occurring in the East of the country, mostly recently in the town of Kibumba, approximately 20 kms northeast of the provincial capital of Goma, North Kivu.  Due to the ...
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