COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 11/12/2020 Country-Specific Information: Rwanda recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 14, 2020. At this time, Rwanda has resumed most business operations, including restaurants, hotels, shops and tourism operations. Bars remain closed. Schools are in the process of a phased reopening. National parks are open to visitors with a …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (August 27, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Government of Rwanda Updated COVID-19 Prevention Measures On August 26, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced a total of 3,625 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On August 26, the Government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 7:00 PM to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (August 20, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Rwanda Biomedical Centre to Begin Street Testing Survey in Kigali On August 20, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will begin a COVID-19 street testing survey in all districts of Kigali.  In this survey, people will be randomly selected for testing and escorted to a drive-through testing facility. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (August 7, 2020) Location:  Rwanda The Department of State updated its Travel Advisory around the world on August 6, 2020.   The new country-specific travel advisory for Rwanda is Level 3: Reconsider Travel. Rwanda –  Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Rwanda due to COVID-19.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 30, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  1,963 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On July 29, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 1,963 total cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On July 28, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre started offering voluntary COVID-19 tests on request, including for passengers on arriving and departing flights.  For more information on accessing COVID-19 tests, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 21, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  Ministry of Local Governments Announced Lockdown of 3 Villages in Nyarugenge District On July 20, the Ministry of Local Governments announced the lockdown of Tetero, Indamutsa, and Intiganda villages in Tetero cell, Muhima sector, Nyarugenge district.  The lockdown will last for at least 15 days. The Ministry of Local Governments also announced …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 15, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Ministry of Local Governments Announced Lockdown of 6 Cells in Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke Districts On July 14, the Ministry of Local Governments announced the lockdown of Kigeme cell in Gasaka sector and Ruhunga cell in Kibirizi sector in Nyamagabe district, and Mubuga, Butare, Gitwas, and Jarama cells in Gihombo sector in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 13, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event: Flight Departing Kigali for Addis Ababa on July 18 The Embassy has learned that Ethiopian Airlines will operate a flight from Kigali to Addis Ababa with connections to the United States on July 18.  If you are interested in booking travel on this flight, please contact …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 9, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event: Possible Flight Departing Kigali on July 18 The Embassy has learned of a flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with connections to the United States on July 18.  If you are interested in booking travel on this flight, please contact SatGuru at +250-788-528-347 or  reservations.kigali@satgurutravel.com . Under …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 3, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:   Tickets Available for Flight on Tuesday, July 7 Tickets are available for the flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with connections to the United States on Tuesday, July 7.  The flight will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines.  If you are interested in booking travel on this …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (July 2, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Rwanda Biomedical Centre to Begin Street Testing Survey in Kigali On July 2, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will begin a COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and at the entry points to Kigali.  In this testing, people will be randomly selected for testing and escorted …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 30, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on July 7 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with connections to the United States on Tuesday, July 7.  If you are interested in booking travel on this flight, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 26, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Ministry of Local Governments Announced Lockdown of 6 Villages in Kigali On June 25, the Ministry of Local Governments announced the lockdown of Kamabuye, Zuba, Nyenyeri, and Rugano villages in Kicukiro district, and Kadobogo and Gisenga villages in Nyarugenge district.  The lockdown will last for at least 15 days. The …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 23, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event: Tickets Still Available for Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on Thursday, June 25 There are still a limited number of tickets available for the flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with connections to Chicago O’Hare Airport.  If you are interested in booking travel …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 22, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Possible Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on June 25 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali with connections to the United States on the afternoon of Thursday, June 25th.  If you are interested in booking travel on this flight, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 17, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  636 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On June 16, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 636 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On June 16, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except with permission. Masks must be worn in public at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location: Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Possible Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on June 13 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 13th.  Passengers may be able to book onward flights from Washington, D.C.  If you are interested …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 5, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Possible Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on June 13 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 13th.  Passengers may be able to book onward flights from Washington, D.C.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (June 3, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  384 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On June 2, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 384 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda.  The Rwandan Ministry of Health also confirmed two COVID-19 deaths in Rwanda. On June 2, the government of Rwanda updated the COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 9:00 PM …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 28, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Tickets Still Available for Flight on May 30 There are a limited number of tickets available for the flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 30.  If you are interested in booking travel on this flight, please contact SatGuru no …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 27, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Possible Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on May 30 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 30. Passengers may be able to book onward flights from Washington, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 21, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  Limited Tickets Available for Flight on May 23 There are a very limited number of tickets available for the flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 23 at 15:25 with Ethiopian Airlines.  If you are interested in booking …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 20, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda  Event:   Tickets Still Available for Flight on May 23 Tickets are still available for the flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 23 at 15:25 with Ethiopian Airlines. Tickets will be sold on a first come, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 19, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda  Event:   Possible Flight Departing Kigali with Connections to the U.S. on May 23 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a possible flight departing Kigali with connections to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 23 at 15:25 with Ethiopian Airlines. Passengers may be able …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 14, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  287 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On May 13, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 287 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On May 1, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except with permission. Masks must be worn in public at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 12, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  Hospitality Establishments Must Register Customers On May 11, the Rwanda Development Board announced that all hospitality establishments, including restaurants, coffee shops, and hotels, must register customers who visit the premises to facilitate the tracking of COVID-19 cases.  These establishments must collect the full names, telephone numbers, time of visit, and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 11, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  284 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On May 10, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 284 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On May 1, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures.  These updated prevention measures were effective starting on May 4, 2020. Movements are prohibited from 8:00 PM to 5:00 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 4, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  259 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On May 3, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 259 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On May 1, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures.  These updated prevention measures will be effective starting today, May 4, 2020. Movements are prohibited from 8:00 PM to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (May 1, 2020) Location:  Rwanda    Event:  Updated COVID-19 Prevention Measures Effective on May 4, 2020 On May 1, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures.  These updated prevention measures will be effective starting on May 4, 2020.   Movements are prohibited from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except with permission.  Masks must be worn in public at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 30, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  225 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On April 29, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 225 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda.    On April 17, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of existing measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 until April 30.  Non-essential movements and travel between cities are prohibited, and non-essential businesses are closed. Face masks must be worn …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 27, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  191 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On April 26, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 191 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On April 25, the Rwandan National Police announced that you may now request permission for essential movements online.  For more information and to request permission for essential movements please visit this  website

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Location:  Rwanda Event:  153 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On April 22, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 153 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On April 19, the government of Rwanda announced that face masks must be worn in public and in multi-family compounds. On April 17, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of existing measures designed to slow the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 21, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  Government of Rwanda Requires Face Masks Be Worn in Public On April 19, the government of Rwanda announced that face masks must be worn in public and in multi-family compounds.   The Center for Disease Control also now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, particularly where social distancing measures are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 20, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  147 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda On April 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 143 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On April 19, the government of Rwanda announced that face masks must be worn in public and in multi-family compounds.  On April 17, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 18, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  COVID-19 Prevention Measures Extended Until April 30, 2020 On April 17, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of existing measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 until April 30. Unnecessary movements outside the house are not permitted. All employees should work from home, except for those providing essential …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 17, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  138 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 16, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 138 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The government of Rwanda announced that it is enacting COVID-19 prevention measures through April 19. Non-essential movements and travel between cities are prohibited, and non-essential businesses …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 16, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  Last Chance for Tickets on Rwandair flight on Saturday, April 18 Tickets are still available for the Rwandair flight on Saturday, April 18.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is today at noon.  The U.S. Embassy encourages Americans citizens and legal permanent residents who interested in departing for the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 15, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  Tickets Still Available for Rwandair Flight on Saturday, April 18 There are still tickets available for the Rwandair flight on Saturday, April 18.  The U.S. Embassy encourages Americans citizens and legal permanent residents who interested in departing for the U.S. to book tickets on this flight.  The …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 14, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  127 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 13, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 127 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. There are still tickets available for the Ethiopian Airlines flight on Wednesday, April 15 and the Rwandair flight on Saturday, April 18. To book tickets with …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 13, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  126 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 12, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 126 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with possible onward connections to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 15.  To inquire about …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 11, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Two flights departing Kigali on April 15 and April 18 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing Kigali for Addis Ababa with possible onward connections to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 15.  To inquire about this flight, please contact Aisha Kbamwa at  aishak@ethiopianairlines.com  or at +256-705-775-578 or Kizito …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 9, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Additional Tickets Available – Ethiopian Airlines Flight on Friday, April 10 at 12:50 pm Ethiopian Airlines will operate a larger plane for their flight a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 12:50 pm from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 8, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Flight Time Change – Ethiopian Airlines Flight on Friday, April 10 at 12:50 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 12:50 from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  Please discuss connections from …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

April 7, 2020 Location:  Rwanda Event:  105 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 6, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 105 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. Please be advised that the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, particularly where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This updated recommendation is based …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 6, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Reminder – Ethiopian Airlines Flight on 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).  Please discuss connections from Dulles to …

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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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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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