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Health Alert: Potential for Travel Disruptions at Land Borders between Uganda and Rwanda due to Outbreak of Sudan Ebolavirus (SUDV) in Western Uganda

Location: Land Borders between Uganda and Rwanda Event:  As a result of the outbreak of Sudan Ebolavirus (SUDV) in Western Uganda, U.S. citizens should be prepared for robust health screenings via land borders, as well as the possibility for lengthy quarantine upon return to Rwanda.   Should you have a fever, display other symptoms of SUDV, or have ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  September 21, 2022 Country-Specific Information Kigali International Airport is open. There are currently no testing requirements to enter or depart Rwanda. Masks/face coverings are not mandatory outdoors but are recommended indoors and in crowded places. The Government of Rwanda has a zero-tolerance policy for exporting positive COVID-19 cases. If you test ...
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Embassy Kigali Hosting Foreign Service Officer Test

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali will be administering the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on Saturday, October 8, 2022.  Interested test takers can choose between taking the FSOT from 9am – 12pm or 2pm – 5pm (Central Africa Time). To be eligible for the FSOT, candidates must be: A U.S. citizen on the date the ...
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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

Published August 3, 2022 On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge ...
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U.S. Embassy Kigali announces the 2023-24 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year, fully-funded scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent ...
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