The second batch of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in Saudi Arabia has been successfully repatriated.
A total number of 382 Ugandans mostly migrant workers and students were repatriated today aboard a Saudi Arabian Airlines special flight no SV 3459 which departed King Khalid International Airport at 03:45 hours and arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 8:15 pm Tuesday evening.
“This repatriation was initiated by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and facilitated by the Uganda Embassy in Riyadh and other authorities in Uganda such as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, and Works and Transport,” the joint statement reads.
Given the high numbers of stranded Ugandans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries of accreditation under Uganda Embassy Riyadh, similar arrangements are being worked out to have more Ugandans repatriated.
To date, a total of 557 Ugandans stranded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been repatriated out of 1800 Ugandans who have registered with the Embassy from all its countries of accreditation.