The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Association of the Ugandan Community in Oman has successfully repatriated up to 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. The first three exercises took place on 22nd July, 28th July and August 12th respectively. This brings the total number Ugandans and legal residents in Saudi Arabia and Oman returned home safely to 739.
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 Salaam Air flights, OV 1024 and OV 1026 departed from Muscat International Airport in Oman on Tuesday morning and arrived at Entebbe International Airport late evening.
The Ugandans were seen off at the Muscat International Airport in Oman by the Executives of the Association of the Ugandan Community in Oman.
Government of Uganda, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry has since June this year been conducting repatriation exercise bringing back more than 2500 Ugandans and legal residents who had been stranded abroad since March 23rd this year when President Museveni locked down Entebbe International Airport as a measure to reduce risks of infection of the World Pandemic, Covid 19.
All returning Ugandans, upon arrival are taken to institutional quarantine for fourteen days, after testing for Covid 19. Those found with the Corona Virus Disease are taken for medication.
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