Rwanda embassies in coronavirus listed countries suspend services

By IGIHE
On 19 March 2020 at 07:02

Rwandan embassies in different parts of the world have made several adjustments in offering services on advice of host countries in the wake of coronavirus scourge that continues to globally cause unprecedented apprehension.

The High Commissioner of Rwanda to the UK, Yamina Karitanyi, has told IGIHE that the embassy was not closed but some staff have been advised to stay at home, noting that all services are now delivered online, including the use of; telephone calls and E-mails. The high commission also attends to those who make prior appointments, all in a bid to avoid coronavirus spread.

State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign affairs and regional cooperation, Olivier Nduhungirehe, said that Rwanda tasked her foreign diplomats to observe directives given in host countries.

The first secretary in the Rwandan Embassy in Berlin, Germany, Nshimiyimana Benedicto, said work goes on. The directives are like those of the UK Embassy.

Rwandan Embassy in Belgium announced temporary closure following the directive of the Belgian government. Only essential services can be accessed.

Rwanda Embassy in the Netherlands according to the directives of the host country, from 16th March to 31 March, will be closed and all staff will be working from residencies.

Celebrating the International Women’s Day in Rwanda that was slated for 21 March and commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi slated for 11 April are bound to be postponed to dates yet to be communicated.

Nkulikiyinka Christine, Rwandan Ambassador to the Scandinavian countries said they are working closely with Rwandans in those countries to observe the directives in host countries. No Rwandan yet is infected by coronavirus there.

The Rwanda Ministry of foreign affairs and regional cooperation, this Thursday, informed Rwandans in foreign countries to inform Rwanda Embassies close to them or call +250788125043 in case of travel problems.

Rwandan embassies in different parts of the world have made several adjustments in offering services on advice of host countries in the wake of coronavirus scourge

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