Stranded Ugandans in German, Vatican Repatriated

The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to the Federal Republic of Germany has seen off a total of 48 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded Germany, Austria, Poland and the Vatican following the closure of Entebbe International Airport to passenger flights on 23nd March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded and coordinated their return aboard Ethiopian Airlines which is expected to arrive on Tuesday evening 21st July 2020, at Entebbe International Airport.

The Ugandans returning from the Germany include all categories of people including Government Officials, Academics, Students undertaking various exchange programmes, Official staff of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Uganda) German Corporation for International Cooperation and others who had travelled to for various reasons.

After fulfilling the standard procedures issued by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Uganda, guidelines by the German Government, the Ugandans were seen off at the Frankfurt am Main International Airport by Uganda’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Marcel R. TIBALEKA, Ms. Margaret Ossettov, Ms. Claire Adihambo and other Mission Staff.

The Ambassador thanked the Ugandans and other legal residents for their patience they exhibited during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey.

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