COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  10/2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions . Entry and Exit Requirements Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No Is a ... Read More»

U.S. Announces US$1 Million in New COVID-19 Aid to Rwanda

April 5, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is pleased to announce an additional US$1 million in assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost one billion Rwandan francs on top of the U.S. government’s existing support to Rwanda. U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Vrooman and USAID Rwanda Mission Director Leslie Marbury highlight the strong ... Read More»

Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Rwanda

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II visited Rwanda September 14-15, 2019, as part of a regional visit. HHS released the following press releases about his visit to the region: Secretary Azar to Lead U.S. Delegation to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Regarding Ebola Outbreak Secretary ... Read More»

Ambassador Vrooman Launches USAID “Ingobyi” Activity Supporting Maternal and Child Health

I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the USAID -funded Maternal and Child Survival Program, and the launch of our new Ingobyi activity. We’ve already heard from both of these important projects about their achievements and goals toward making sure that babies and mothers across Rwanda are treated with the ... Read More»

Rwanda’s National Center for Blood Transfusion Attains International Standards 

On February 10th, 2017 at a ceremony co-officiated by U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Erica Barks-Ruggles; Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba; and Africa Society of Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) President of the Board of Governors, Dr. Gabriel Muyinda; Rwanda’s National Center for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) has awarded the highest – Level 3 – international standards ... Read More»

Impact Story: PEPFAR PMTCT Case Study

Jacqueline is an HIV-positive Rwandan woman who is married with three children – all HIV free. However, this is not Jacqueline’s first family.  When she was still in secondary school, she married and gave birth to two children.  After a few years, both children died, followed by their father.  Jacqueline was devastated to have lost her ... Read More»

Yellow Fever Vaccination Required for Entry into Rwanda

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to remind travelers to Rwanda that proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry. Due to a recent yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Rwandan immigration officials now require un-vaccinated air travelers  over the age of one year to obtain a vaccine upon entry at the airport (cost $40 ... Read More»
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