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Health Alert – Airline Passengers to the United States Must Provide Negative COVID-19 Viral Test

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 ...
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Removing the Cuban Military’s Grip from Cuba’s Banking Sector

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 1, 2021 Today, the Department of State is announcing the addition of Banco Financiero International S.A. (BFI) to the Cuba Restricted List, effective upon publication in early January. BFI is a Cuban military-controlled commercial bank that benefits directly from financial transactions at the expense of the ...
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Additions of Cuban Military-Owned Companies to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 21, 2020 Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added three Cuban military-owned companies to its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List).  All property and interests in property of these entities that are in the United States or in the possession or control of persons ...
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Treasury Continues Pressure on Maduro Regime for Role in Fraudulent Elections

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases December 18, 2020 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Ex-Cle Soluciones Biometricas C.A. (Ex-Cle C.A.) for materially supporting the illegitimate President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Moros, including by providing goods and services that the Maduro regime used to carry ...
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GEO Current Operational Status

  When will the embassy reopen? The embassy has remained open to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services throughout the pandemic. Our first priority continues to be American citizen services.  In September 2020, we resumed scheduling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interview appointments, giving priority to certain  categories of visas .  Appointments for some categories of routine visas, including visitor ...
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