Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 14, 2020)
Event: On March 14, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kigali.
The City of Kigali has suspended all non-essential public gatherings, to include concerts and sporting events, and the Ministry of Health has urged all residents throughout the country to avoid large gatherings. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.
All routine consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy from March 16 to March 20 are canceled. For emergency consular assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy using the contact information below before physically coming to the Embassy.
U.S. government personnel are advised to limit non-essential travel and are encouraged to follow CDC and Government of Rwanda guidance on COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- Visit the website of the Rwanda Biomedical Center for updated information on Rwanda’s response to COVID-19.
- 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 travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Rwanda.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda
- State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Rwanda Country Information
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