The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Association of the Ugandan Community in Oman successfully repatriated a total of 357 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the Sultanate of Oman due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the fourth repatriation exercise the Embassy has undertaken with the first three having taken place on July 22, 2020, July 28, 2020, and August 12, 2020, respectively which ensured that 739 Ugandans and legal residents in Saudi Arabia and Oman returned home safely.
The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the Sultanate of Oman and coordinated their return aboard Salaam Air.
“The two (2) Salaam Air flights OV 1024 and OV 1026 departed from Muscat International Airport in Oman this morning and arrived at Entebbe International Airport this evening,” reads the issued statement in part.
After fulfilling the standard procedures issued by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Uganda, guidelines by the Oman Government, the Ugandans were seen off at the Muscat International Airport in Oman by the Executives of the Association of the Ugandan Community in Oman
“The Charge D’Affaires A.I of the Embassy thanked the Ugandans for their patience they exhibited during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey back home to Uganda,” the statement further reads.
All returnees, as per the set Standard Operating Procedures, must undergo a two weeks quarantine as soon as they touch down at Entebbe International Airport.