COVID-19 Information

2 July 2020 SLOVENIA The U.S. Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  stating that those who live abroad should avoid international travel. The Slovenian government has advised its citizens not to travel outside of Slovenia.  Register with the Embassy (STEP)  for the latest updates. The  U.S. Embassy is not currently evacuating U.S. citizens from Slovenia.  Flights are available from Slovenia …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert (1 July)

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry/Exit requirements Slovenia is following EU recommendations to restrict travel from the U.S. and other countries with unstable epidemiological situations.  Slovenia continues to make exceptions for those who have residency or family in Slovenia, as well as those studying in Slovenia. For information on border openings and entry/exit requirements for countries …

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U.S. Embassy Security & Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert Location: Ljubljana – near Parliament and Congress & Prešeren Squares Event:  On the evening of 24 June, there will be commemorations for Slovenia’s national day.  The police will cordon off the area around Parliament and Congress squares.  There is a possibility of protests outside this perimeter and in Prešeren Square. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings.  …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  U.S. Embassy Services U.S. domestic passport offices have resumed printing passports for Americans who apply overseas.  Appointments are available via the  Embassy website .  Entry/Exit requirements Similar to the border checkpoints mentioned for Austria and Hungary last week, foreign nationals crossing between Italy and Slovenia must use one of the following checkpoints:  …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana Event:  On the evening of 12 June, the Embassy anticipates another demonstration in the center of Ljubljana.   These may continue on subsequent Fridays. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Health Alert Entry Requirements Per 7 June Slovenian ordinance, foreign nationals (including American citizens) entering Slovenia from Austria must use the …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Ljubljana: Vicinity of U.S. Embassy (Prešernova cesta 31) Event: On the evening of 5 June, the Embassy anticipates a demonstration in Ljubljana in support of racial equality and justice in the United States. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Health Alert Quarantine  U.S. citizens entering Slovenia who do not have residency in Slovenia must self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they meet one of the  exceptions . Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 4 June): Since …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert:  Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine  Face masks are mandatory in closed public spaces where the distance between persons is less than 1.5 meters, on public transportation, for persons with respiratory diseases, for health staff depending on the degree of risk, for all staff of care homes, and for visitors entering health institutions and care …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Embassy Services We have resumed scheduling routine appointments for American Citizen Services, including passport renewal, Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications, voting assistance, and notary services.  Appointments can be made on-line via our website.  Routine U.S. visas services remain suspended worldwide. Entry Requirements for Slovenia U.S. citizens with residency in …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   We plan to reduce the frequency of these Alerts to weekly starting today.  However, we will continue to update our  Covid-19 page  daily. Embassy Services  The Embassy continues to provide in-person appointments for emergency/mission-critical consular services; we will let you know as soon as we can schedule routine appointments such as …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 15 May): The Slovenian government has declared the epidemic over in Slovenia, effective 31 May.  This is based in part on the average number of persons a Covid-19 patient infects now being under one.  Nevertheless, many restrictions in Slovenia remain in place. Since yesterday there was one …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry/Legal Stay Entry: American citizens with temporary or permanent Slovenian residence permits may re-enter Slovenia.  Otherwise, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Slovenia at this time, with limited exceptions for those transiting, in the transport industry, providing emergency services, or those with imperative family reasons.  The  Slovenian embassy  in Washington, DC, is …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 13 May): Since yesterday there were two additional confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 1,463. There was one additional fatality, bringing the total to 103. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 38 persons, of whom 9 are in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine Restrictions The Slovenian government has lifted the ban on commercial flights to Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož airports.  Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to Ljubljana in early June. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 12 May): Since yesterday there was one additional confirmed case, for a cumulative total of 1,461. There …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   Quarantine restrictions  Domestic public transportation is gradually resuming.  Passengers will have to disinfect their hands upon entry, wear a face mask and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters.  The Infrastructure Ministry has established a hotline at 01 478 85 12 to address questions on public transportation. Medical …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Demonstration  Location:  Ljubljana –  Republic Square Event: Today, 8 May at 1900, there is a planned protest outside the Slovenian Parliament building.  While most demonstrations in Slovenia are peaceful, there will be increased police presence in this area. Actions to Take:  Be vigilant near crowded public venues. Quarantine restrictions  Residents of Slovenia (including American …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 7 May): Yesterday there was one additional confirmed case, for a cumulative total of 1,449. There were no additional fatalities yesterday, with the total remaining at 99. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 52 persons, of whom 13 are in intensive care. For …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 6 May): The Slovenian government released the results of a nationwide antibody study in which 3.1% of participants tested positive for antibodies indicating prior exposure to the novel coronavirus.  Based on the study, researchers say with 95% certainty that 2-4% of the population had …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 5 May): Yesterday there were six additional confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 1,445. There was one additional fatality yesterday, bringing the total to 98. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 56 persons, of whom 17 are in intensive care.   A total …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 4 May):  On Saturday and Sunday over 1,100 were tested but there were no new confirmed cases.  This is the first time in two months that there have been no new confirmed infections. 56,136 persons have been tested for Covid-19.  The cumulative total of people who have …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine restrictions: The Slovenian government has removed all restrictions on travel outside one’s municipality of residence, but has called on citizens to continue to act responsibly.  Gatherings are still prohibited. Stores will be closed Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday.  Therefore this Sunday only …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 29 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed ten new cases since yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,418. There were three additional fatalities yesterday, bringing the total to 89. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 75 persons, of whom …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 28 April): Slovenia has tested 2.43% of its population.  A total of 50,290 tests have been performed in Slovenia, with random testing of the population beginning 20 April. Slovenian authorities confirmed 35 new cases since 24 April, including one as a result of the random testing.  The …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 24 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed seven new cases yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,373. There  was one additional fatality yesterday, bringing the total to 80. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 78 persons, of whom 24 …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 23 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed 13 new cases yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,366,  out of 45,703 total tests.    There were no additional fatalities yesterday, with the total remaining at 79. The number who are currently hospitalized …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Borders Two additional border crossings between Italy and Slovenia at Predel and Rateče have reopened to facilitate daily travel for local residents (carrying a special certificate) who have business on the other side of the border.  Both crossing points are open on all days except Sundays and holidays, from 0600-0900, and 1500-1800.   Medical …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 21 April): There are currently 1,344 confirmed cases.  There were no additional deaths yesterday, with the total remaining at 77 fatalities. The number of hospitalized decreased to 87, of whom 25 are in intensive care.  This is the lowest number of hospitalized since March 24. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 20 April): There are currently 1,335 confirmed cases and 77 fatalities. The number of hospitalized decreased to 88, of whom 26 are in intensive care.  193 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospital. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine restriction The Slovenian government has announced a phased reduction in restrictions. Beginning 18 April:  Sports that do not involve close contact such as tennis, golf, bicycling, and jogging will be permitted.  Those with evidence of owning second properties in another municipality can visit those properties. Beginning 20 April:  Home, garden, and hardware stores, …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia The Slovenian government plans to begin testing of a random sample of the population to determine scope of coronavirus infections. As of 16 April, Slovenia reported 1,269 confirmed COVID cases and 61 fatalities, with 99 hospitalized, of whom 31 are in intensive care. For additional information, …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Services in Slovenia Protective gloves are no longer mandatory in closed public places such as shops, pharmacies and post offices as of 15 April.  Businesses will provide the required hand sanitizer.  (Face masks are still mandatory.) Medical situation in Slovenia: As of 15 April, Slovenia reported 1,248 confirmed COVID cases and …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: As of 8 April, Slovenia reported 1,091 confirmed COVID cases and 40 fatalities, with 111 hospitalized and 35 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only (including afterhours): Tel. +386 1-200-5500. U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: The Slovenian government announced that it was considering easing certain restrictions as early as 14 April to help restart the economy. As of 7 April, Slovenia reported 1,055 confirmed COVID cases and 36 fatalities, with 111 hospitalized and 31 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         As of 6 April, Slovenia reported 1,021 confirmed COVID cases and 30 fatalities, with 114 hospitalized and 30 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only (including afterhours): Tel. +386 1-200-5500. U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         The Slovenian government spokesman stated that the Slovenian medical system has sufficient staff and equipment right now for the crisis.  However, while the upward curve (number of confirmed cases) has flattened, they have not yet seen a decrease in the number of cases.  Therefore, the current movement restrictions will remain in …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Travel within Slovenia: ·         As noted previously, all non-essential travel outside the municipality where you reside is prohibited, and police will be enforcing these restrictions this weekend.  Medical situation in Slovenia: ·        As of April 3, Slovenia reported 934 confirmed COVID cases and 20 fatalities, with 112 hospitalized and 30 in intensive …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia: ·        The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Slovenia continues to grow, although not at an exponential rate.  Since March 4 the average daily increase of confirmed cases is 24%, but since March 16, the average daily increase has been 9%. ·         As of April 2, Slovenia reported …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American citizen in Slovenia: Legal Stay in Slovenia ·         The Slovenian government announced March 30 that it would automatically extend the legal entry period for foreign nationals currently in Slovenia.  This includes those who entered on visa waiver (normally 90 day stays) and long-term visas, as well as temporary residents.  For this reason, American citizens do not need …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Please don’t forget about the  virtual town hall  today (March 30) at 2pm.   Remember that the clocks went forward in Slovenia on March 29.  Daily situation update below. Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         As of March 30, Slovenia reported 730 confirmed COVID cases and 11 fatalities, with 101 hospitalized. Flights ·        The Slovenian government has …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 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 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (25 March 2020)

Location:  Slovenia Event: During this difficult time we wanted to reassure you that the U.S. Embassy remains here and ready to assist you as you either remain in Slovenia or make plans to depart.  We continue to update our  Coronavirus page  daily, including the latest information on border crossings for flights via Vienna and Zagreb. Sincerely, Consul Assistance: …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location:  Slovenia Event: The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the impact of COVID-19. The U.S. Embassy in Slovenia continues to updates its daily  Embassy webpage on COVID-19 . Regular commercial flights to Ljubljana airport have ceased.  U.S. citizens in Slovenia who are considering returning to the United States are urged …

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Health/Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 15, 2020)

Location: Slovenia Event:  Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Slovenian government has announced that on March 16 public transportation (including inter-city train and bus service) will cease operations.  Taxis for urgent transport will remain.  Cross-border bus and train services have ceased.  The Ljubljana airport is currently open, but many connecting flights from Europe to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 5, 2020) Location: Slovenia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 4, the Slovenian Ministry of Health announced the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slovenia. On …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location: Ljubljana – Congress Square / U.S. Embassy Event:  A protest is scheduled to take place on Saturday January 25, from 1200 to 1400. The protest will be against “wars and militarism,” which may include anti-American sentiment.  The protestors plan to move from Congress Square to the U.S. Embassy on Prešernova Street.  It is expected to …

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Security Alert: Middle East Tensions

Location: Slovenia Event: There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented by …

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Holiday Security: U.S. Travelers To Europe

U.S. Travelers in Europe If you are traveling to Europe this holiday season, please check the website of the U.S. Embassy in the country you will visit for the most recent Security Alerts. During the holiday season, security measures in Europe may be heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia Adria Airways – Ongoing Cancellations

30 September 2019 Location: Airports Event: Adria Airways, the primary carrier serving Slovenia, continues to cancel most of its flights due to the company’s financial situation.  Travelers report that it is very difficult to contact Adria Airways at this time.  Other airlines serving Ljubljana have increased their capacity.           Actions to Take: Consider taking ground transport …

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Alert: Adria Airways / Planned Demonstration

Alert:  Adria Airways / Planned Demonstration 25 September 2019 1)    Adria Airways  Location: Airports Event: Slovenia’s Adria Airways has temporarily suspended most of its operations due to financial difficulties as of September 24. Other international airports within a 2.5 hour drive of Ljubljana include Trieste, Zagreb, and Venice.           Actions to Take: Those with tickets on Adria …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location: Ljubljana, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including Slovenia.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder, December 7, 2017

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Ljubljana reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review …

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November 30th European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of …

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