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Uganda lifts ban on flights at Entebbe Airport

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The Government of Uganda banned all passenger flights entering and leaving Uganda starting Sunday.

A deserted Entebbe International Airport this week
A deserted Entebbe International Airport this week

However, it has rescinded this decision after just after four days.

According to the Minister of Transport and Works, Gen Katumba Wamala, the decision has been taken to facilitate repatriation of foreigners who are stranded in Uganda.

“We have agreed with foreign missions to repatriate their citizens who are currently stranded in Uganda,” Katumba said.

Going forward, flights will be allowed landing at Entebbe International Airport.

“However, planes coming to Entebbe will not be allowed to carry any passenger. Crew members are the only people we have allowed on these planes.”

Among the foreign missions allowed to repatriate their people include UK, US, EU and UN.

“We have allowed flights by organisations like the UN because it has its base and part of its employees here.”

In Sunday address, President Yoweri Museveni banned all passenger planes from landing or leaving Uganda. Only cargo planes and their crew members were exempted.

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