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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  10/25/2022 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. citizens? No U.S. citizens need ...
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Designation of Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez and EBY Legal Counsel Juan Carlos Duarte for Involvement in Significant Corruption

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 12, 2022 The United States is designating Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez and Yacyretá Bi-National Entity Legal Counsel Juan Carlos “Charly” Duarte for involvement in significant corruption, including bribery of a public official and interference in public processes. Duarte, a close personal and professional associate of Vice President Velazquez, offered a bribe ...
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$89 Million in New U.S. Humanitarian Demining Assistance for Ukraine

Media Note State Department Office of the Spokesperson August 9, 2022 On August 9 the Department announced its intention to provide $89 million of FY 2022 funding to help the Government of Ukraine address the urgent humanitarian challenges posed by explosive remnants of war created by Russia’s brutal war of aggression. Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked further invasion of Ukraine ...
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Designation of Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes for Involvement in Significant Corruption

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State July 22, 2022 The United States is designating former Paraguayan President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara for his involvement in significant corruption. Former President Cartes obstructed a major international investigation into transnational crime in order to protect himself and his criminal associate from potential prosecution and political damage. These actions undermined the stability of ...
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Health Alert for Monkeypox 

Health Alert for Monkeypox – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (04 August 2022)​ Location: Paraguay 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 ...
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