Location: DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully seen off a total of 270 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the United Arab Emirates States of: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umar Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Alkhaima following closure of Entebbe International Airport to passenger flights on 22nd March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and coordinated their return aboard Fly Dubai Airlines which is expected to arrive at Entebbe on 3 July 2020 at 5:00pm
The Ugandans returning from the UAE include all categories of people including Government Officials, Business men and women, Medical Doctors, Students, and others who had travelled to the United Arab Emirates for various reasons.
After fulfilling the standard procedures issued by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Uganda, guidelines by the UAE Government, the Ugandans were seen off at Dubai International Airport in Dubai by the Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Zaake Kibedi Wanume and other Mission Staff.
The Ambassador thanked the Ugandans and other legal residents for their patience they exhibited during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey.