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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [09/08/21] *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ...
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Health Alert

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)     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 ...
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Ambassador Yamamoto and Minister of Finance Beileh Sign Bilateral Agreement on Paris Club Debt

Today U.S. Ambassador Yamamoto and Somali Minister of Finance Beileh met in Mogadishu and signed a bilateral agreement to reduce and restructure debt owed by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to three U.S. government agencies.       Signing this agreement was possible because Somalia has implemented significant economic reforms in recent years and ...
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Somalia Travel Alert

Do not travel to Somalia due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Somalia due to COVID-19. Travelers to Somalia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions ...
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United States Concerned Over Irregularities of No-confidence Vote; Somalia’s Future Elections Process

The U.S. Embassy regrets the actions of the President and Lower House of Parliament to withdraw confidence in Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre and his government, which heightened political tensions and undermined the ongoing process of dialogue and negotiation between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States, and other key stakeholders.  This irregular process ...
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