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 the entry into Rwanda of travelers coming from Ebola-affected areas, including health care workers and humanitarian volunteers engaged in Ebola-related activities in the DRC outbreak area. These individuals may be subject to a complete health check at the port of entry and to a 21-day quarantine period in Rwanda for temperature monitoring. Sponsoring organizations may have specific reporting requirements to the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration prior to these individuals’ arrival.

Actions to Take:



  •    U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

+250 252-596-400

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

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