Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 5, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Ethiopian Airlines Flight — Friday, April 10 at 15:50 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 15:50 from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  From Dulles International Airport, additional connections to other …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Updated April 5, 2020 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 5, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Ethiopian Airlines Flight — Friday, April 10 at 15:50 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 15:50 from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  From Dulles …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 4, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  89 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 3, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 84 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy continues to communicate with the airlines and expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda soon.  If you wish to return to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 3, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  84 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 2, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 84 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda soon.  If you wish to return to the United States or think you may want …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 2, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  82 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 1, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 82 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On April 1, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of existing measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 until 23:59 on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 1, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  75 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 31, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 75 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy continues to be in contact with commercial airlines and expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda this week.  If you wish …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 31, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event: Reminder – Email Embassy for Travel Information Alerts  The Embassy is continuing to discuss an additional flight with commercial airlines. To assist in these discussions, we need to know how many Americans want to return to the United States as soon as possible and where in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 30, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  70 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 29, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 70 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential movements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 29, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  60 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 28, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 60 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential movements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 28, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  54 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 27, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 54 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 27, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event: Reminder – Email Embassy for Travel Information Alerts  At this moment, we know of no upcoming commercial flights.  As we continue to discuss an additional flight with commercial airlines, we need to know how many Americans want to return to the United States as soon as …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 26, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event: Americans Seeking to Return to the United States  The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many Americans, particularly those of you seeking to return to the United States after the suspension of flights both …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 25, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Americans Still Planning to Depart? – Wednesday, March 25 Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  The Government of Rwanda suspended flights arriving in and departing from Kigali starting on March 20. At this point, we know of no additional commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 25, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Airlines with Upcoming Departures from Kigali – Wednesday, March 25 U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Embassy Kigali is aware of only two airlines continuing operations at …

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Health  Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health  Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 21, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:   Government of Rwanda Announces New Restrictions Effective at 11:59 pm on March 21, the government of Rwanda has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Unnecessary movements outside the house are not permitted. All Employees should work from home, except for those providing essential …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

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 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 18, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  The Rwandan Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome …

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Government of Rwanda imposed travel restrictions

The Government of Rwanda has announced a suspension of all arriving and departing air travel starting at midnight on Friday, March 20, 2020, for an initial period of 30 days. The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda will provide more information as it becomes available from the Government of Rwanda. The Department of State has no higher …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 14, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  On March 14, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kigali. The City of Kigali has suspended all non-essential public gatherings, to include concerts and sporting events, and the Ministry of Health has urged all residents throughout the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location:  Worldwide, originating in China Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Visitors to Rwanda will undergo a health screening upon arrival at the airport or other ports of entry, and may be subject to additional screening and laboratory testing if they have …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location: Rwanda Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions 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 …

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Travel Advisory: Rwanda – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Travel Advisory: Rwanda – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Exercise normal precautions in Rwanda. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise Increased Caution in: The Rwanda-Burundi border due to armed conflict. The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the …

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Security Alert — US Embassy Kigali

Event:  The Rwanda National Police informed the public of an October 19 grenade attack near the southwestern city of Kamembe along Rwanda’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Four people suffered injuries following the attack. While there has been no claim of responsibility, armed groups operate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Event:  The Rwanda National Police informed the public on October 5 that a group of militants entered Rwanda the previous day and engaged in hostilities in northwestern Rwanda near Volcanoes National Park, killing approximately nineteen civilians and injuring five.  The area near Volcanoes National Park is now secure, according to police reports. Armed groups operate in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location:  Congo’s Nord-Kivu, Ituri, and Sud-Kivu Provinces Event:  To control the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Congolese authorities continue to establish health check points throughout the Nord-Kivu, Ituri, and Sud-Kivu Provinces, including in the cities of Goma, Beni, and Butembo and in Virunga National Park.  New checkpoints may be created with little notice. You …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location:  Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event:  On July 14, 2019, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in the city of Goma in the province of North Kivu.  Over 2,500 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in health zones of Congo’s North …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location: Uganda Event:On June 12, the Ugandan Ministry of Health announced three confirmed cases of Ebola in the Kasese District of western Uganda.  This is the first time that cases associated with the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which began in August 2018, have been identified outside the DRC.  There …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu province. Since then, more than 1,900 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in multiple health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The CDC has …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location: Kigali, Rwanda Event: Multiple and long-lasting road closures and traffic delays are expected in Kigali from Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8 in connection with Kwibuka 25 commemoration activities. Due to expected road closures, U.S. government employees have been advised to schedule their plans accordingly and use alternate routes to avoid delays. Actions …

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Travel Advisory: Rwanda – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Exercise normal precautions in Rwanda. If you plan to enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo, read the  Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory . Read the Safety and Security section on the  country information page . If you decide to travel to Rwanda: Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. Since then, more than 500 confirmed cases have been reported in multiple health zones in eastern DRC. The Rwandan Ministry of Health has established procedures regarding …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Nyamagabe District, Southern Province, Rwanda Event:  According to the Rwandan Ministry of Defense, unidentified assailants attacked three passenger vehicles in southern Rwanda on Saturday, December 15, 2018, killing two individuals and injuring eight. The Rwandan military reports that the area, which is near Nyungwe Forest, is now secure. As a long-standing practice, U.S. Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. Since then, a significant number of both confirmed and probable cases have been reported in multiple health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The CDC …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  The Democratic Republic of the Congo reports an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Province of North Kivu, which borders western Rwanda.  As of August 1, the DRC Ministry of Health reported 26 cases of fever with hemorrhagic signs, four of which have been confirmed positive for Ebola virus, and including 20 deaths. Ebola is …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza Districts, East Province, Rwanda Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to inform American citizens that the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has recently confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in cattle in three districts of East Province: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza. RVF is a viral disease that primarily …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali: June 4, 2018

Location:  Kigali International Airport and all land borders between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to advise American citizens that, following a reported outbreak of Ebola virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwandan authorities are conducting routine screenings of …

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