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.

On August 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced a total of 2,644 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The health situation in Rwanda remains fluid and the U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens prepare for possible future restrictions.

Please consult the U.S. Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19 for additional information on conditions in Rwanda.

The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Rwanda.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Warning for Rwanda.

Actions to Take

·        Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

·         For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s
latest recommendations

·         Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.

·         Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

·         Call 114 or contact your nearest health facility if you have had close contact with a confirmed case or someone being
evaluated for COVID-19.


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