Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 14, 2020)

Location:  Rwanda

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:


  • U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

+250 252-596-400

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

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