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Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution.  Nevertheless, the previous administration enacted a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from entering the United States — first from primarily ...
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Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Bahrain

Location: Bahrain  The U.S. Embassy in Manama invites all U.S. citizens in Bahrain to join a virtual Town Hall with Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi on Monday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m.   To receive call-in instructions, please RSVP using the questionnaire form linked below by noon on Saturday, January 23:    RSVP to Town Hall     Notice on Travel to the United States:  Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers, including U.S. citizens, arriving ...
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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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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Designations of the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain as Major Strategic Partners of the United States

Today, we are announcing the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States. The designation as a “Major Security Partner” is a status unique to the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain. It recognizes our exceptional security partnership—exemplified by their hosting ...
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The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

Are you an American Citizen? Are you interested in a career with the Foreign Service but do not know where to start?  Now is your chance to join the U.S. Foreign Service by registering for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). Registration opens from December 30th, 2020 for four weeks.  Register at:  http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot   Related links  U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) website   Non-Disclosure/Conduct Policy Statement (PDF)  What to expect in a Pearson VUE test center   Online Practice FSOT ...
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