By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: The United Arab Emirates has temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice.
This has been confirmed by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) saying inbound flights will remain operational.
“UAE has temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice. Incoming Emirates flights from Dubai are still operational,” reads part of the statement.
“Passengers planning to travel to Dubai are advised to contact their respective airlines for guidance on any changes in the restrictions,” the statement added.
Uganda now joins Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria who were blacklisted from operating flights to Dubai last week.
UAE authorities red-flagged the said African states starting 7:30 on 25th December, restricting all inbound and transiting passengers from the four African states
The move comes amid concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant and rising infection numbers in the UAE.