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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The White House Washington, D.C. January 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and ...
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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 COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ...
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Reinstatement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to AGOA

December 23, 2020 Yesterday evening, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation reinstating the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eligibility for trade preferences under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  This decision affirms the DRC’s progress in meeting AGOA’s rigorous eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Congress and President Tshisekedi’s efforts to ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC (23 December 2020)   Location: City of Beni, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)   Event: The United States Embassy in Kinshasa has received credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat on Christmas Day (December 25, 2020) against churches and other places where non-Muslims ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the government of the DRC announced a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 5am, beginning Friday, December 18, 2020.  No end date has been announced. Actions to Take: For travelers, please check with the airline or your travel agent ...
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