Emirates to resume flights as Entebbe Airport reopens

By Entebbe Post

Emirates airlines is set to resume operating flights in and out of the Entebbe international Airport following the reopening of the airport for passenger flights since march when president Museveni locked down the country to prevent the spread of Covid 19.

In an announcement on it’s online portals, the airline said it will restart services to Entebbe, Uganda on 1 October 2020 operated by it’s iconic Boeing 777- 300ER and Muscat, Oman from 2 October, bringing the total number of cities served by the airline to 94 worldwide.

The airline which is the largest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate three weekly flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays to Entebbe.

The Emirates flight EK 729 will depart Dubai at 1030hrs, arriving in Entebbe at 1500hrs. The return flight, EK 730, will depart Entebbe at 1700hrs, arriving in Dubai at 23:25hrs.

The airlines noted the addition of Entebbe airport expands Emirates’ African network to 20 destinations, enabling customers to safely and easily connect to destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, the Middle East and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai

On health and safety: Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

COVID-19 PCR testing: Emirates customers who require a COVID-19 PCR test certificate prior to departure from Dubai, can avail of special rates at the American Hospital and their satellite clinics across Dubai by simply presenting their ticket or boarding pass. Home or office testing is also available, with results in 48 hours.

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