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Health Alert – Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs – January 21, 2021

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 21, 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 ...
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U.S. Passport, Citizenship and Notarial Services

updated December 22, 2020 RENEW YOUR U.S. PASSPORT BY MAIL (FORM DS-82) – ADULTS ONLY Did you know that adult U.S. citizens with 10-year passports can renew their passports via mail?   We encourage adults to renew by mail, so that U.S. citizens requiring interviews, such as children, may be prioritized for appointments. If you were ...
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US and Bahamas Sign Updated Search and Rescue Agreement

Nassau, The Bahamas | December 10, 2020 On 10 December 2020, after years of close cooperation, the United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the Departments of State and Transportation (including the Federal Aviation Administration) concluded a binding United States – Government of The Bahamas aeronautical and maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) agreement. This agreement ...
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New Facial Biometric Technology Will Make CBP Preclearance at LPIA more Efficient and Secure

Nassau, The Bahamas | December 7, 2020 Starting on December 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau will introduce Simplified Arrival. Simplified Arrival uses facial comparison technology to make inspection easier and faster for travelers, and more secure and efficient for CBP officers and ...
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US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas. U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients, allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the virus. U.S. ...
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