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 or at +256-705-775-578 or Kizito Gideon at or +256-788-929-451.

Rwandair has announced a flight from Kigali to Addis Ababa on Saturday, April 18.  Any onward travel will need to be scheduled separately.  Passengers transiting Addis Ababa should have a ticket for an onward flight on the same day or they risk being quarantined at their own expense.  For more information transiting Addis Ababa, please review the information on the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia’s website.  If you would like to inquire about tickets on this flight, please contact Satguru at +250-788-310-146 or +250-788-528-347.

All prices for these flights are set by the airlines.

If you wish to return to the United States or think you may want to return to the U.S. in the near future, the Embassy encourages you to consider booking tickets now.  There is no guarantee that additional flights will be available, that the U.S. government will be able to arrange evacuations or charter flights, or that the Kigali International Airport will resume normal operations after the 30 closure.  Additionally, evacuation or charter flights are not free-of-charge and are frequently more expensive than currently available commercial travel.

Under limited circumstances, the Department of State may offer loans to destitute American citizens to facilitate repatriation. If you feel you might qualify for such a loan, please email Please note that this loan will require repayment.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.

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