Limited “Essential” International Flights to Resume Starting August 1

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Limited “Essential” International Flights to Resume Starting August 1 The Government of Cabo Verde announced on July 27 that limited “essential” international flights will resume as of August 1, 2020.  Flights from Praia and Mindelo to Portugal will reportedly be operated by TAP, SATA, and Cabo Verde Airlines.  A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR ... Read More»

Learn More about U.S. Cabo Verde University Partnership (USCVUP) Initiative

The U.S. Embassy Praia is proud to announce as part of our U.S. Cabo Verde University Partnership (USCVUP) Initiative a new open grant competition that allows U.S. and Cabo Verdean organizations to submit proposals for programs focused on strengthening existing ties and fostering new collaboration between U.S. and Cabo Verdean higher education institutions.   NOTE: Embassy Praia will host a Zoom ... Read More»

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase/TAP Humanitarian Flight July 31

Location: Cabo Verde Event: COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase/TAP Humanitarian Flight July 31 As of July 23, there were 998 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  TAP will be operating a humanitarian flight on July 31.  Please ... Read More»

Inter-island Transport Resumed

(July 17, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Inter-island Transport Resumed As of July 15, inter-island flights and maritime transport resumed between all islands.  A negative COVID-19 test is required to travel from the islands of Santiago and Sal.  As of July 17, there were 1,016 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  Cabo Verde remains under a “State ... Read More»

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Across Several Islands

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Across Several Islands As of July 10, there were 802 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  All municipalities of Santiago have reported a confirmed COVID-19 case and there is one suspected case on the island of Brava. Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in ... Read More»

Inter-island Flights Delayed Until July 15/First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Maio

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (June 29, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Inter-island Flights Delayed Until July 15/First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Maio The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 29 that inter-island flights will not resume until July 15.  Maritime transportation to and from Sal and Santiago will also not resume until July 15.  The government cited ... Read More»

Alert: International Commercial Flights Remain Suspended Until August

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  International Commercial Flights Remain Suspended Until August The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August.  The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights. Inter-island maritime transportation has resumed and inter-island ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 Cases Rise/International Commercial Flights Remain Unconfirmed

Location: Cabo Verde Event: COVID-19 Cases Rise/International Commercial Flights Remain Unconfirmed Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  Inter-island maritime transportation and flights are anticipated to resume for all islands on June 30. Media reports have indicated international commercial flights will resume sometime in July; however, the government has not announced ... Read More»

Health Alert: New COVID-19 Infections Continue to Increase, First Cases on Santo Antão

Location: Cabo Verde Event: New COVID-19 Infections Continue to Increase, First Cases on Santo Antão Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  Inter-island maritime transportation and flights are anticipated to resume for all islands on June 30.  Increased travel between islands may ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in U.S. Elections from Cabo Verde

Location:  Cabo Verde Event: Voting in U.S. Elections from Cabo Verde General elections in the United States are just 146 days away.  All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.   FVAP.gov  includes information and resources for voting in  Massachusetts ... Read More»

Cabo Verde 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

CABO VERDE 2019 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution and other laws protect the right of individuals to choose, practice, profess, and change their religion. The law provides for freedom of religion and worship and provides for equal rights in accordance with the constitution and international law. The law requires religious groups to prove they have 500 members before they ... Read More»

Health Alert: End of State of Emergency/Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Sal

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  End of State of Emergency/Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Sal The State of Emergency ended for Santiago on May 29; however, social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  As of June 3, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sal. As of June 1, maritime passenger transportation resumed for Boa Vista.  Inter-island maritime transportation and ... Read More»

Health Alert: May 29 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 28, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  May 29 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked The repatriation flight to Boston, now scheduled for Friday, May 29, is fully booked.  Individuals confirmed on the flight have been notified by email.  Only passengers with a confirmation email should go to the airport ... Read More»

Health Alert: Final Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Thursday, May 28:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the one-way ticket for this flight is approximately: Adult – $1604.25; Child – $1259.75; Infant – $151.85.  All passengers will be required to disembark in Praia to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 24, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the one-way ticket for this flight is approximately: Adult – $1604.25; Child – $1259.75; Infant – $151.85.  All passengers will be ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 23, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the ... Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 22, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the ... Read More»

Health Alert: State of Emergency Extended for Santiago/Repatriation Flight Planning Still in Process

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 14, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  State of Emergency Extended for Santiago/Repatriation Flight Planning Still in Process On May 13, the Cabo Verdean government extended the State of Emergency for the island of Santiago.  As of May 11, limited inter-island movement via ferry was possible for some ... Read More»

State of Emergency Extended for Santiago and Boa Vista/Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 14

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  State of Emergency Extended for Santiago and Boa Vista/Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 14 On May 1, the Cabo Verdean government extended the State of Emergency for the islands of Santiago and Boa Vista through May 14, as well as nation-wide restrictions on inter-island movement of people to prevent the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 2/Five New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Praia

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 22, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 2/Five New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Praia The Cabo Verdean government has informed U.S. Embassy Praia that charter repatriation flights will not be allowed to resume until after May 2, 2020, the last day of the current State ... Read More»

Health Alert: Additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Santiago and Boa Vista

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 21, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Santiago and Boa Vista New COVID-19 Cases As of April 21, Cabo Verde has 68 confirmed COVID-19 cases (52 cases on Boa Vista, 15 on Santiago, and one on Sao Vicente).  Since April 17, when the Government ... Read More»

Health Alert: New Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Praia/Planning for POTENTIAL Boston Flight Delayed

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 17, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  New Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Praia/Planning for POTENTIAL Boston Flight Delayed New COVID-19 Case in Praia On April 17, the Government of Cabo Verde confirmed a new COVID-19 case in Praia: a 43-year-old male living in the Ponta d´Agua neighborhood.  This ... Read More»

Alert: Government of Cabo Verde extends National State of Emergency

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Government of Cabo Verde extends National State of Emergency On April 16, the Government of Cabo Verde extended the State of Emergency for the islands of Boa Vista, Santiago, and Sao Vicente until May 2, 2020.  The State of Emergency was extended for the islands of Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Sal, Maio, Fogo, ... Read More»

Health Alert: Government of Cabo Verde confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases on Boa Vista

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 16, 2020) Health Alert:  Government of Cabo Verde confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases on Boa Vista  Location:  Cabo Verde On April 15, the Government of Cabo Verde confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 on the island of Boa Vista among employees of the Hotel Riu Karamboa.  These individuals spent 25 days under quarantine at the Hotel Riu Karamboa.  The Government ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible FINAL U.S. Repatriation Flight from Cabo Verde

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 13, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible FINAL U.S. Repatriation Flight from Cabo Verde  Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde On March 28, the Government of Cabo Verde implemented a national state of emergency, which includes the suspension of international travel into/out of the country and severe restrictions on all air and ... Read More»

Health Alert: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED for POSSIBLE flights

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED for POSSIBLE flights The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries which would include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, Cabo Verde.  These flights are projected to take place the week of April 5.  At this time, the Embassy is uncertain if ... Read More»

Health Alert: Action Required for U.S. Citizens Interested in a Repatriation Flight

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 2, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Action Required for U.S. Citizens Interested in a Repatriation Flight The U.S. Embassy continues to explore all options for repatriating U.S. citizens to the United States, including those citizens located on islands other than Santiago; however, due to the Government of Cabo ... Read More»

Alert: Cabo Verde State of Emergency

Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 1, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Cabo Verde State of Emergency On March 28, the Government of Cabo Verde implemented a national state of emergency.  Under the state of emergency, in addition to the previous suspension of both international and inter-island air and maritime passenger travel, individuals ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries over the coming days, which could include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, Cabo Verde.  To register interest in these POSSIBLE flights, U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) must complete ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Please see the latest health alert from Embassy Praia. Only the islands of Brava and Fogo currently do not have confirmed COVID-19 cases. For the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde, please visit covid19.cv/ Entry and Exit Requirements:  As of August 1, there are weekly flights operating from Praia (Nelson Mandela International Airport – RAI) and Mindelo (Cesária Évora International Airport – VXE) to Portugal operated by either TAP, SATA, and Cabo Verde Airlines.  The flights are open to individuals ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde  Event: Message for U.S. Citizens:  POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, which would include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, ... Read More»

Alert: IMPORTANT ACTION REQUESTED for Those Continuing to Seek Repatriation Assistance to the United States

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 29, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde  Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  IMPORTANT ACTION REQUESTED for Those Continuing to Seek Repatriation Assistance to the United States The Government of Cabo Verde’s current suspension of international travel into/out of the country and severe restrictions on all air and maritime inter-island connections ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 28, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde suspended all commercial international travel into ... Read More»

Health Alert UPDATE:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert UPDATE:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  UPDATED Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed (This message has been updated to reflect that passengers on Saturday’s special repatriation flight from Cabo Verde to Boston ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel into and out of Cabo ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: March 28 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked, New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 26, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  March 28 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked, New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced On March 26, the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde announced new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country including, but not limited to, the suspension of all air ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 26, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel into and out ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Instructions for Special Flight to the U.S.; Second Charter Flight Details Forthcoming

Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Cabo Verde.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Cabo Verde. U.S. Embassy Praia organized a charter repatriation flight for Tuesday, March ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 24 to the United States

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 24 to the United States. Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Cabo Verde.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cabo Verde Confirms COVID19 Case in Boa Vista

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 20, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event: On March 20, the Cabo Verde Ministry of Health confirmed a case of COVID-19 on the island of Boa Vista.  Guests and staff at the Hotel Riu Karamboa will be quarantined for 14 days. The government announced that flights and ferries to and ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

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 taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel ... Read More»

Proclamation: Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Presidential Proclamation on Travel to the United States Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle’s Remarks: Opening of the English Course for Cabo Verdean Journalists

U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Section For Public Release (As Prepared) January 15, 2019 Opening Remarks at the English Course for Cabo Verdean Journalists AMBASSADOR DAIGLE: I would first like to thank the Cabo Verdean Association of Journalists (AJOC) for the invitation to be here with you on this important occasion to open the English ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle’s Remarks: Opening of the University of Cabo Verde English Master’s Program

U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Section For Public Release (As Prepared) University of Cabo Verde January 6, 2020 Opening of University of Cabo Verde English Master’s Program AMBASSADOR DAIGLE: It is an honor to be here for the opening of the University of Cabo Verde’s English Language Teaching and Linguistics Master’s Program. The United States ... Read More»

Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cabo Verde (January 7, 2020)  Location: Cabo Verde Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.   Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to remain vigilant.  The Embassy will continue to ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at Roundtable Discussion on Enhancing Trade and Investment in Africa

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Well, thank you, Keith.  It’s a great honor for me to be here. Your Excellencies, members of the business community, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, thank you so much for being here for this important discussion we have this morning to discuss trade and investment between the United States and Africa. And ... Read More»

Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Africa Admiral Foggo Visits Praia

Admiral James Foggo, the Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, visited Praia, Cabo Verde on March 19-20, 2019. Admiral Foggo meet with National Defense Director Paulo Lopes and National Security Advisor Carlos Reis to discuss regional security cooperation and enhancing African maritime security. Under Admiral ... Read More»

In tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st president

By Lauren Monsen  – Dec 1, 2018 George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned his entire adult life. Before becoming president, he served in posts ranging ... Read More»

Rededication of Jewish cemeteries in Santo Antão.

On November 6, two newly restored jewish cemeteries were inaugurated in Ponta do Sol and Penha de França in Ribeira Grande, Santo Antão. The event was attended by the United States Chargée d’Affaires, Marissa Scott, the President of the National Assembly of Cabo Verde, Jorge Santos, the Mayor of Ribeira Grande, Orlando Delgado, the President ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: National Police Strike in Praia

The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad that a Cabo Verdean National Police strike is currently underway in Praia and throughout all nine islands. The strike began at midnight Tuesday, Dec. 26 to protest grievances over benefits and pay. This is the first strike in the force’s 147 year history, so it’s ... Read More»

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program (DV- 2019)

Praia, October 16, 2017;  Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at ... Read More»

2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Cabo Verde Moderate Advancement In 2016, Cabo Verde made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government approved a National Plan to Combat Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents and expanded the Code of Ethics Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children to Fogo Island. However, children in Cabo ... Read More»

CABO VERDE – 2017 TIP Report

The Government of Cabo Verde does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by initiating six sex trafficking investigations under the 2015 anti-trafficking penal code amendments and convicting one trafficker to four years ... Read More»

EducationUSA – Advising Prospective Students

The EducationUSA Advising Center provides information for those considering study in the United States of America. The purpose of the Center is to provide unbiased information about higher education opportunities. The advisor can guide the interested person through research on institutions and courses of study, and provide counsel on application procedures and financial assistance options. ... Read More»

How to Apply for a U.S. Visa Online. It’s easier than!

Every year, millions of people are issued visas to travel to America, some for tourism, some to visit friends and family, some to study, some for medical treatment, some for business meetings and even some who just like to shop. All these people have something in common, they all applied for their visa to visit ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Praia, Cabo Verde informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has upgraded its advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website .  To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 ... Read More»
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