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June 22, 2021


Bermuda (Security threat level – 1): On 20 June 2021, officials in Bermuda implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-approved accommodations for all inbound travelers who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. The seven approved quarantine locations are the Coco Reef Resort, Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Willowbank Resort, Coral Beach and Tennis Club, Rosemont Guest Suites and the Fairmont Southampton. Travelers must cover the costs of their quarantine and book accommodations at one of the seven designated hotels before arrival. Exceptions are in place for individuals under the age of 18, travelers certified as medically vulnerable by a licensed health practitioner and for caregivers of medically vulnerable travelers. More information regarding coronavirus-related entry requirements is available here.

Cuba (Security threat level – 2): On 21 June 2021, Cuban authorities imposed a temporary ban on the exchange of U.S. dollars at banks and other currency exchange facilities. Additionally, state establishments will not accept U.S. dollars as legal tender. Officials maintain that the purpose of the policy, which they initially announced on 10 June, is to transfer the cost of exchanging money to tourists and individuals sending remittances to family members in Cuba. The ban has no announced end date.

United States (Security threat level – 2): At approximately 1330 local time (1930 UTC) on 21 June 2021, a shooting occurred near a library in the Olde Town Arvada shopping district in the state of Colorado, located about 10 mi (15 km) northwest of downtown Denver, the state capital. Two people, including a policer officer and the suspected gunman, were killed at the scene. In addition, a third individual believed to be shot by the gunman later died at a local hospital. Authorities are investigating to determine a motive for the shooting.


Myanmar (Security threat level – 4): On the morning of 22 June 2021, military personnel engaged in a gunbattle with members of an anti-junta militia group in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city. Local sources reported that the battle occurred in the Chan Mya Thar Si township during a military raid on a boarding school that housed members of the militia group. According to the junta, four militants were killed in the fighting and eight others were arrested. Several soldiers were also reportedly wounded. A group claiming to be Mandalay’s new People’s Defense Force stated that its members recently engaged in a battle with the military. Multiple militia groups have been formed in Myanmar to oppose the junta regime following the 1 February coup, although clashes between the military and such groups were previously confined to rural areas of the country.


Turkey (Security threat level – 4): On 21 June 2021, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 will eased as of 1 July. The current nationwide lockdowns on Sundays and nightly curfews from 2200-0500 local time (1900-0200 UTC) will be lifted as of 1 July. Additionally, restrictions on public transportation and working hours of public institutions will be lifted.


Rwanda (Security threat level – 3): On 21 June 2021, the government of Rwanda reimposed rigid nationwide restrictions in an effort to alleviate the threat of another COVID-19 outbreak in the country amid a spike in locally transmitted cases. The ongoing nationwide nightly curfew now begins two hours earlier and remains in effect from 1900 to 0400 local time (1700-0200 UTC), and all social gatherings are banned. Additionally, travel between the capital Kigali and other provinces in the country is prohibited, except for essential services and medical reasons. The government has also imposed penalties for non-compliance of face mask and social distancing protocols.