The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to Qatar today saw off a total of 159 Ugandan Nationals who have been stranded due to the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted into the closure of Entebbe International airport to passenger flights on 24 / 7 / 2020.
Earlier in April, Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in Qatar and coordinated with Qatar Airlines for this repatriation flight which is expected to arrive at Entebbe on 24th July 2020 at 5.00 p.m.
This is one of the many repatriation exercises being undertaken in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Missions abroad for Ugandan nationals who were stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Stephen Chemoiko Chebrot, conveyed a message of gratitude to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda for making it possible for people to return back to Uganda as well as the Ministry leadership of Foreign Affairs of Uganda and Qatar for the support extended to the Embassy to successfully excute this repatriation exercise.
Chebrot thanked the Embassy staff who have worked tirelessly as well the Peninsula Community of Ugandans did commendable work in coordinating the various groups to register with the Embassy.
1917 people have so far been repatriated by the Ugandan authorities. Other Ugandans from West Africa will touch ground at Entebbe International Airport cclose to 21:00 hrs on Friday.