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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   [06/23/2022] ***  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: Kinshasa, DRC Event: Planned Protest March in Kinshasa on June 25, 2022 There is planned demonstration for Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:00 am in Kinshasa.  The demonstration may include a march starting from Masina/Pascal in Tshangu, proceeding towards Boulevard Lumumba, and ending at the Palais du Peuple on Triomphal Boulevard.  U.S. citizens are reminded that ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa reports armed skirmishes and conflict have intensified in North Kivu Province as well as at the Rwanda border at Goma.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise extreme caution and defer travel in and through North Kivu Province, including the city ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

(14 JUNE 22) Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: The U.S. Embassy Kinshasa advises citizens of reports of ongoing protests in Goma, North Kivu province, that include the use of tear gas and reports of violence.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise extreme caution and defer travel in and through Goma. Actions ...
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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services and products to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operators in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project. As one of the largest banks in the DRC, Equity BCDC will ...
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