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Information About COVID-19 and Travel to the United States

I am a U.S. Citizen U.S. citizens may return to the United States from Belgium at any time. Full details on quarantine requirements and other measures to take after arrival in the United States can be found on the Centers for Disease Control site  Returning from International Travel . Airlines have resumed direct flights to the United States from ...
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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: January 04, 2021 Country-Specific Information: Belgium has a Travel Advisory of Level 3: Reconsider travel due to COVID-19 . Belgium has implemented measures to reduce the spread of the virus and allow Belgium’s healthcare system to continue to respond to cases of COVID-19. The details can be found on local government websites https://www.info-coronavirus.be/  and  http://www.crisiscentrum.be/ .  The Embassy urges all ...
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Remarks at Boggess Bunker Unveiling Ceremony

Remarks at Boggess Bunker Unveiling Ceremony December 13, 2020 Distinguished guests, Mayor Lutgen, friends,  I’d like to take you back to that cold winter of 1944.  Imagine you’re part of lieutenant charles boggess’ (boh-zhesses) platoon. Your leader is determined to reach bastogne. There’s just one last obstacle – a small bunker – that you can barely ...
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Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Mardasson Ceremony

Ambassador Gidwitz Remarks at Mardasson ceremony Bastogne, December 12, 2020    Secretary Matz, Secretary Michel,   Mayor Lutgen, distinguished guests,  What an honor and an immense pleasure to be back in Bastogne and to announce a new chapter in our enduring partnership.    We’re standing here on a sacred site where 76 years ago, thousands of Americans fought and died for the very freedom we all enjoy today.   As Ambassador, ...
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Ambassador Remarks for the Dedication of the Nurses’ Memorial in Bastogne

Ambassador Remarks for the Dedication of the Nurses’ Memorial in Bastogne Friday, December 11, 2020 Mr. Mayor,  Dear friends of Bastogne,  Traditionally, december had long marked a time of joy for families gathering in Bastogne.  In the final full year of the war, Renée Lemaire and Augusta Chiwy had both made their way home for ...
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Information About COVID-19 and Travel to the United States

I am a U.S. Citizen U.S. citizens may return to the United States from Belgium at any time. Full details on quarantine requirements and other measures to take after arrival in the United States can be found on the Centers for Disease Control site  Returning from International Travel . Airlines have resumed direct flights to the United States from ...
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