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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information – Maldives Last updated: November 18, 2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions . Entry and Exit Requirements Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP)

FVAP will be hosting Virtual Voting Assistance Hours every week until November 4, 2022.  FVAP’s Voting Assistance Ambassadors will be hosting the Zoom meetings and provide the opportunity for voters to have one-on-one virtual discussions with voters in the Ambassadors’ time zones.  However, any overseas absentee American voter is welcome to join in order to ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 4, 2022)

Location:  Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o   Close contact with sick people, including those ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022)

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Countrywide Events:  As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 ...
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