News & Events

Reduction in Help Desk support

The services provided by the GPA Digital Help Desk have been reduced effective July 1. The 24/7/365 Help Desk that GPA has maintained in the past will continue to publish time-sensitive alerts and messages that protect American citizens’ safety. Sections locked for administrative access will also continue to be updated by the GPA Help Desk. ...
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COVID-19 Information

U.S. Citizen Travelers: 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 . Global Health Advisory: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and ...
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Alert: Tropical Storm Lisa

Location: Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Yucatán, Mexico  Event: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts that Tropical Storm Lisa will become a hurricane by Wednesday, November 2, and will pass over or near the southeastern states of Mexico. The NHC issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal to Puerto Costa Maya and a Tropical Storm ...
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Cleared Diversity Visa Content Recommended for Posting

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, which makes up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through random selection. The program allows those from countries with low immigration rates to the United States; to enter for a chance to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa.   To apply for this visa, follow the ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

Location: Belize Event:  HURRICANE LISA EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITH BELIZE COAST BEFORE NIGHTFALL The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) forecasts Hurricane Lisa will make landfall between Belize City and Dangriga as a strong category 1 or minimal category 2 storm before nightfall with winds between 80-90 mph and a storm surge between 4-7 feet.  NEMO ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports – U.S. Embassy Amman, March 23, 2022

Location:  Jordan Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Event: Demonstrations Reported in Ouagadougou October 28, 2022 Roving demonstrations have been reported in downtown Ouagadougou at the following locations: The French Embassy  United Nations Circle  Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina (RTB)  Saint Leon neighborhood along Ave de la Cathedrale  The “Grand Marche” Market  Reportedly, these demonstrations have involved vandalism of open businesses and may present a hazard ...
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