COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information   Last updated: 02/22/2021 *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (February 3, 2021) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (February 3, 2021) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Extension of Kigali Lockdown and Other Updated COVID-19 Prevention Measures On February 2, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures, extending existing measures countrywide including the current lockdown of Kigali from February 3 through February 7, 2021. From February 8 through February 22, 2021, the following …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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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 (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 …

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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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Qatar Flight Available Wednesday, March 25

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE March 24, 2020 The U.S. Embassy Kigali has helped to arrange a special flight departing Kigali International Airport for Doha on Wednesday afternoon, March 25 on Qatar Airways. Ticketing options will be visible and available very soon this afternoon, if not already. Any Americans of Lawful Permanent Residents who are interested in …

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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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Travel Assistance after Suspension of Flights

March 20, 2020 The U.S. Embassy understands that the suspension of flights in and out of Kigali after March 20, 2020, will make it difficult for American citizens seeking to return to the United States. Airlines, including KLM, may be able to operate a very limited number of additional flights on an emergency basis. It …

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