COVID-19 Traveler Information

For the latest information, please visit The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific  Travel Advisories  and  U.S. Embassy COVID pages  for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently.  Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

November 30, 2018 Location: Paris and throughout France. Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas: Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Place de la Madeleine, Place de la Bastille, Place de la République, Assemblée National, Port Maillot affecting traffic on the Périphérique (ring road around ... Read More»

U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change

U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jane D.  Hartley, the Huffington Post, November 4, 2016 If markets and businesses thrive on certainty, as the old adage goes, then they should be pleased with the latest developments on fighting climate change. For it ... Read More»

Protect Your Clients and Yourself from Data Theft: IRS Webinar

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Protect your clients and yourself from data theft” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT To register and attend this webinar, use the Protect your clients and yourself from data theft webinar link.  Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  This session will be ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Paris, Vientiane, and Manila

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 19, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna, Austria, on July 22 to join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the U.S. Delegation in Vienna for the first day of high-level talks at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the ... Read More»

Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2016 The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made major non-military contributions met today in Washington at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to ... Read More»

Press Availability after the Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC July 21, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. As I think you know, today we convened a meeting of the foreign and defense ministers of the counter-Daesh coalition. And with the welcome addition of Interpol, that coalition now stands at 67 members. And today’s ... Read More»

Remarks With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

Remarks with French Foreign Minister Ayrault  (video) SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I am very happy to welcome my friend Jean-Marc Ayrault, the foreign minister of France. And I want to begin by expressing yet again the deep sympathy and condolence of the United States of America for Nice, for 83 lives lost, including three Americans, but more – France has ... Read More»

Want to make the world a safer place? Feed the hungry.

When the European Union stepped up its inspections of imported crops, small farmers growing beans and peas in Kenya took a hit. Most of the produce Kenya exports is grown on small plots of land, and Kenya’s horticultural exports were cut in half. That’s where  Feed the Future , a U.S. initiative to fight world hunger, entered the picture. ... Read More»

Media Briefing at 2016 International AIDS Conference

Media Briefing with U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D. International AIDS Society (IAS) President-Elect Linda-Gail Bekker Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAIDS), Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. July 18, 2016 21st International AIDS Conference Durban, South Africa IAS PRESIDENT-ELECT BEKKER:  It’s my ... Read More»

Remarks on the One-Year Anniversary of the JCPOA

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Westin Hotel Paris, France July 14, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: One year ago today, China, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, the United States, known as the P5+1, succeeded after several years of intensive negotiations in securing an agreement with Iran in order to restrain Iran’s nuclear program in a way ... Read More»

Happy Bastille Day ! Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry

On the Occasion of Bastille Day in France Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 13, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of France in commemorating Bastille Day. This July 14, as we observe the anniversary of the French nation, ... Read More»

Eid Mubarak!

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr   Upon the arrival of a new crescent moon, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe. For Muslim Americans, Eid is an opportunity to reflect on the 30 days spent fasting ... Read More»
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