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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   [08/19/2022] ***  Starting June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is ...
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Demonstration Alert: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Location: Intersection of Des Huileries Avenue and Colonel Ebeya in Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa has received reports of ongoing demonstration activity around intersection of Des Huileries Avenue and Colonel Ebeya in Gombe.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area as there are reports of roadblocks. ...
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Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or ...
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The United States Provides Additional Assistance For The 2023 Election In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Washington, USA – The United States government announced an additional $13 million, in addition to its current election support of $10.65 million, to support transparent, credible, and inclusive political processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This $3 million from USAID’s Complex Crises Fund, and $1 million in new ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with DRC Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 10, 2022   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Democratic Republic of the Congo Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde in Kinshasa. Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Lukonde discussed the importance of organizing and holding free and fair elections as scheduled in 2023. ...
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The United States-Democratic Republic of the Congo Relationship

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 9, 2022   Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he will meet with government leaders and representatives of civil society to discuss the extensive partnership on issues including regional security, respect for human rights, environmental conservation, climate change, and bilateral trade and ...
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