The Ugandan High Commission in London has successfully seen off a total of 92 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland following closure of Entebbe international airport to passenger flights on 22nd March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The High Commission undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland and coordinated their return aboard Ethiopian Airlines which is expected to arrive at Entebbe on 2 July 2020 at 5.00 p.m.
Among some of the Ugandans returning from United Kingdom are notable personalities including His Royal Highness Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Acholi Paramount Chief and Professor Francis Gervase Omaswa, reknown cardiovascular surgeon & the Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST).
Other categories of people including students, Government officials, Businesspeople who had travelled to the United Kingdom for various reasons were also aboard.
After fulfilling standard procedures issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, the Ugandans were seen off at London Heathrow Airport by Uganda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, Amb. Leonard Mugerwa and other by Mission staff.
The High Commissioner thanked the Ugandans and legal residents for their patience during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey.
Meanwhile, there is also a planned repatriation flight of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in South Africa, Botswana Eswanti, Lesotho and Namibia.
This flight is scheduled to arrive at Entebbe International Airport on 2 / 7 / 2020 aboard Uganda Airlines.
More details of other repatriation flights will be communicated in due course.