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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

January 15, 2020 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 ...
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Health Alert: Eritrea, Government Re-Issues COVID-19 Guidelines

Location:  Eritrea  Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Eritrea and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our  COVID Information Page .  Following a recent increase in COVID-positive cases in Asmara among persons without a history of recent travel ...
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Health Alert – Reissued COVID-19 Guidelines

December 29, 2020 Health Alert – Reissued COVID-19 Guidelines Location:  Eritrea  Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Eritrea and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information Page .  Following a recent increase in COVID-positive cases in ...
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December 26 – Announcement from the Eritrean Government on Clarification of COVID-19 Guidelines

These are clarifications of the December 22 High Level Task Force COVID-19 Guidelines that will be in effect until the end of December 2020: Except those who work in activities related to development, safety, and essential services, everyone must avoid unnecessary movement and remain at home. Except for emergency cases or food purchases, all movement done – whether by foot, bicycle, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara, Eritrea Message:  At about 10:13pm on November 28 there were six explosions in Asmara.  The Embassy again advises all U.S. Citizens in Eritrea to continue to exercise caution, remain in their homes (when not at work), conduct only essential travel, and to remain situationally aware of the ongoing conflict in the Tigray ...
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