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Presidential Proclamation: Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID–19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.  Since then, the American people have united behind a policy of mitigation strategies, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #11: Swedish Government Announcements; Expect Processing Delays for U.S. Passports and Bi

1)  On April 16, Sweden health officials confirmed a total of 12,540 COVID-19 cases and 1,333 related deaths in Sweden.  We ask you all to please continue to maintain appropriate physical distancing and take all other necessary precautions (like washing hands!) for the time being. 2)  On April 16, the Prime Minister announced that inbound travel ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #10: Impact Payments/Student Relief, Passport Reminder

1)  As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, eligible U.S. tax filers may receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,200 per adult, and $500 dollars per child.  The Internal Revenue Service is coordinating these payments and has provided resources for those who file taxes to track their payments and for non-filers to register their payment information .  Please consult these resources for information on ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #9: Air Travel Update, CDC guidance on masks

1)  United Airlines has informed the Embassy that its seasonal flights between Stockholm and Newark have been canceled for the 2020 season (May-Sept).  Other commercial flight options to the United States remain available from Stockholm via Frankfurt and Amsterdam. In recent weeks, commercial airlines have significantly reduced flight schedules and countries have closed airports and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #8: Town Hall Q&As, Embassy Closed for Easter holidays

1)     Questions and answers from Ambassador Howery’s Virtual Town Hall should be accessible on the Embassy’s  website .  Since we received so many questions, there’s a Part 1 (questions received in advance and answered during the Town Hall) and a Part 2 (questions that came at the very end of and after the live stream). 2)     Please be advised ...
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