The United States has halted all flights to the United States from Afghan evacuees from two main bases abroad for " health security concerns "unspecified, a decision according to US officials will have a serious impact on the evacuation operation, according to a US government document seen by the Associated Press on Friday.
US Customs and protection have made the decision on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop flights from US bases in Germany and Qatar, according to the document.
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The United States has screened and otherwise treated evacuees at these two main overseas sites and others after having them evacuees from Afghanistan.
Stopping flights is a problem for the United States in part because many evacuees have already stayed at Ramstein military base longer than the limit of 10 days set by Germany to allow us the United States and the country as a transit site.
The US document viewed by the PA said the shutdown would "have a serious impact " on the operations of the US base in Germany and would have a "negative effect " on theThe nearly 10,000 evacuees from Ramstein, many of whom have been there for more than 10 days and are increasingly tired.
The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request comment.