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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date: 06 December 2021 Location: SRI LANKA and MALDIVES, countrywide   Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show to the airline a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information – Maldives Last updated: December 6, 2021 ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Date: December 3, 2021 Location:  Sri Lanka and Maldives   Event:  On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and ...
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FACT SHEET – U.S. RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IN MALDIVES

The United States and Maldives have worked closely together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic since its outset. The United States has donated over 128,700 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to Maldives and committed $4.6 million to Maldives’ COVID-19 response and recovery, in addition to an in-kind donation of 60 portable ventilators. This assistance has reached across the ...
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U.S. donates 128,700 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Maldives

August 9, 2021 Male, Maldives — The U.S. donated 128,700 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Maldives as part of the United States’ global efforts to fight the COVID-10 pandemic. These vaccines, delivered through COVAX, will save lives and increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage essential to ending the pandemic.  These vaccines are a gift, provided entirely free to the Maldivian ...
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