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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