The Uganda Embassy Abu Dhabi repatriates the 2nd group of Ugandan nationals who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Dubai International Airport
The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) successfully repatriated a total of 300 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.
This is the second repatriation exercise the Embassy has undertaken with the first having taken place on 3rd July 2020 which ensured that 270 Ugandans and legal residents returned home safely
The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and coordinated their return aboard Emirates Airlines and arrived at Entebbe 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 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.