Annual Kigali Town Hall for U.S. Citizens on March 14, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., the U.S. Embassy will hold a U.S. citizen town hall meeting and celebration for U.S. citizens and their families. Food and drinks will be available for purchase starting at 4:00 p.m. from local restaurants. A town hall panel with U.S. Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles, as well as U.S. Embassy consular, security, and health staff, will follow. Stay after sundown for a viewing of Disney’s “Big Hero 6” on the Embassy lawn. Please be sure that at least one member of your family brings a U.S. passport to enter the Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is located at 2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie. For questions about this event, please contact the Consular Section at +250 (252) 596-400, extension 2606.

As a reminder, we strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Rwanda enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Rwanda. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., except U.S. federal and Rwandan national holidays. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +250 (252) 596-400.