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Africa: Coronavirus spike forces US Embassy to suspend visa operations in Ghana

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The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has suspended its visa operations, following the high rate of the coronavirus pandemic being witnessed in the country.

According to mobile.ghanaweb.com, the embassy in a communique posted on its social media platforms on February 8, 2021, expressed its regret on the decision taken while it acknowledges the challenges the decision poses on people who seek to travel to the US.

The statement reads: “The ongoing pandemic and current conditions in Ghana have compelled the postponement of some scheduled visa appointments.”

“US Embassy Accra regrets the difficulties that the change in appointment date brings and we understand the hardship that these actions have for those hoping to travel soon to the United States.

The Embassy pleads with the public to bear with it since the decision taken was in the interest of its publics. It says “Please understand that these decisions are not taken lightly and it is our sincere hope that we can resume routine operations as soon as conditions allow.”

“In the meantime, we will continue to operate with the greatest consideration for the health of our staff and applicants, and we ask for your patience and understanding,” the statement concluded.


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