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Absentee Voting Week

Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach

Yellow Fever Vaccination Required for Entry into Rwanda

Yellow Fever Vaccination Required for Entry into Rwanda

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to remind travelers to Rwanda that proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry. Due to a recent yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Rwandan immigration officials now require un-vaccinated air travelers  over the age of one year to obtain a vaccine upon entry at the airport (cost $40 U.S. dollars). The Centers for

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Annual Kigali Town Hall for U.S. Citizens on March 5, 2016

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 (bring Rwandan francs) starting at 4:00 p.m. from local restaurants. A town hall panel with Embassy officials, including consular, security, and health staff,

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Possible Demonstrations in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Embassy Kigali is repeating the security message issued by Embassy Kinshasa on February 12, 2016. The U.S. Embassy has received reports that opposition groups have called for a non-confrontational “ville morte” (general strike) on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 throughout the country. Opposition groups are concerned about the possible delay of national elections scheduled to be held in November 2016. There may

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Extra Visa Pages for U.S. Passports No Longer Issued Effective January 1, 2016

Beginning January 1, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports, in compliance with worldwide Department of State policy as announced on travel.state.gov.  Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps.  The

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens on the Border with Democratic Republic of Congo: Possible Demonstrations on Tuesday, September 15

Embassy Kigali is repeating the below security message issued by Embassy Kinshasa on September 14, 2015, regarding possible protest activity in Goma and Bukavu.  The U.S. Embassy has received reports that anti-government demonstrations are being planned for the morning of September 15, 2015.  The demonstration may take place in the vicinity of Sainte Therese, a church located in N’Djili between

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South African Entry Regulations for Children

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda informs U.S. citizens who intend to travel to South Africa about immigration regulations concerning the entry and exit of children from South Africa, which went into effect on June 1, 2015.  All travelers should visit the South African Department of Home Affairs website and check the latest requirements with the nearest South African embassy

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder: Community Independence Day Celebration on July 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda | July 3, 2015 The U.S. Embassy will host its annual Independence Day celebration for U.S. citizens and their families living in Rwanda on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali. This year’s event will feature a free performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)

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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,

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