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Demonstration Alert: Brussels, Sunday, January 31, 2021

Location:  Central Station, Possibly Atomium Area, Brussels, Belgium Event:  A demonstration in opposition of Belgian government measures to contain the coronavirus is expected on Sunday, January 31, 2021, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. near Central Station in Brussels.  It is possible that additional protests will take place near the Atomium in Brussels at the same ...
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Waivers to the CDC testing requirement for flights to the United States

Please note that Brussels Airport offers PCR rapid tests whose results can be available in the period of a few hours. Given that this service is available, individuals in Belgium considering a testing waiver should carefully consider the utility of submitting such a request. Waivers to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an ...
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Health Alert: Update on Travel Restrictions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

January 27, 2021 Location:  Belgium Event: U.S. citizens in Belgium are advised of the following key travel restrictions: First, Belgium is restricting all non-essential travel to and from the country from January 27, 2021 to March 1, 2021.  Belgium has defined non-essential travel as travel that does not fall into one of six categories, as listed ...
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Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers to the United States

January 19, 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 must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar ...
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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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