New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the United States

Press Release | January 28, 2021 Effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 30, 2021, entry into the United States will be suspended for all foreign nationals who were physically present within the Republic of South Africa during the 14-day period preceding their travel to the United States. This Presidential Proclamation is being …

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement January 14, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of …

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Rolling Up Our Sleeves For World Wetlands Day

To commemorate World Wetlands Day, the United States Embassy in Pretoria recently partnered with Friends of Colbyn Valley to not only clean up the Colbyn Valley Nature Area but also learn more about the wetlands system in Pretoria. U.S. Embassy officials and their families worked side-by-side with volunteers from the community and Friends of Colbyn …

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How Scientists Can Help Contribute To Conservation Efforts

What is a conservation social scientist and why is she visiting South Africa? Dr. Meredith Gore is one of the world’s leading conservation experts and she recently traveled to South Africa to learn from and share best practices with South African students, community members, and government officials on tackling issues of wildlife poaching, wildlife trafficking, …

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Checklist for Mail-in Passport Applications

Individuals applying for qualifying services will not have to make an in-person visit to their local consulate. Detailed instructions on who qualifies and how to apply by mail are given below. These expanded services are offered as part of the Mission’s continuing effort to offer the best and most efficient service to American citizens. DS-82 …

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