Back In The Skies! Uganda Airlines To Resume Flights To Dubai Tomorrow Saturday After Temporary Ban

Uganda Airlines To Revive Domestic Flights To Boost Tourism

By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Entebbe: Uganda Airlines to resume Dubai Flights starting tomorrow Saturday, January 08, 2022, following the lifting of the ban imposed by United Arab Emirates (UAE) to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.

The Airline has confirmed this saying they have taken key procedures to have their bombardiers back in the skies to Dubai.

“We’ve resumed our flights to Dubai and taking all measures necessary to make sure you’re protected when you travel with us. Effective from 08 January 2022 flights from Entebbe in Uganda will resume,” Uganda airlines said in a statement.

Among the measures the airline is taking include; passengers presenting a printed copy of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (displaying a QR code) from a test taken from an approved health service, not more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of their inbound flight to Dubai.

Passengers are also expected to take a rapid PCR test (based on molecular diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA) at Entebbe airport (“Test & Fly Lab” only) not more than 6 hours before the departure time of the flight (the test report must display a QR code).

The airline says the new regulations do not apply to UAE citizens or other categories of exempted passengers as previously published.

The United Arab Emirates temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai in December 2021 although flights that are inbound from Dubai remained operational.

Ever since the ban, passengers from Uganda have been barred from entering Dubai as part of official policies to try and mitigate the spread of Omicron.

However, the move left several people and businesses stranded especially labor export companies which had several people with scheduled travel bookings to UAE

Dubai is one of the top four routes from Entebbe International Airport, with an average of 17 flights a week. These flights are operated by Uganda Airlines, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.

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