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Security update on DRC and Rwanda - Updated December 12th

As of December 10th the US Embassy's Security Message for American travelers from December 3, 2012 has been updated and lifted.

"The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that travel by official U.S. citizen personnel to the Rubavu district, Volcanoes National Park, the town of Kinigi, or the area to the north and west of Kinigi that abuts Volcanoes National park is no longer restricted. U.S. citizens are no longer advised to avoid the aforementioned areas. There are currently no daytime travel restrictions in place for official U.S. citizens within Rwanda."

Read the December 10th updated message from the US Embassy here

Read the December 7th statement from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) here.

According to our partners on the ground in Rwanda, hotels, lodges and the National Park office for gorilla permits, are operating on standard cancellation policies.

There are many American travelers in country now who have chosen to continue with their travel plans in Rwanda and gorilla trek. Reports on the ground and from Rwanda Tour and Travel Association (RTTA) are that trekking is continuing normally and security is high in the area.

We are monitoring the situation all the time, and would make changes to an itinerary if further incidents occur while clients are in country.

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