The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that they have opened borders for Ugandans stuck in the East African Community (EAC) countries to return home by road.
The government has said its doing its best to utilize road transport during the repatriation process of its citizens after they have acquired clearance from the Uganda High Commissions in those countries and a COVID-19 certificate.“Ugandans who want to return by road from EAC should possess a COVID-19 test certificate not longer than a week and must get permission from our embassies. When they reach the boarder points, they are supposed to be subjected to another Covid test before being driven to quarantine centres of their choice,” Mr Okello Oryem, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
He added that those who want to return should hire individual vehicles from the countries they are coming from since they cannot return in groups.
Repatriation of other Ugandans from other countries are still underway. Today a Uganda Airlines planes touched down at Entebbe Airport on its way from South Africa. Aboard the plane were Ugandans and other legal residents who were stuck in South Africa and Zambia. The plane brought home 90 passengers with 70 from SA and 20 from Zambia.
Meanwhile the Ministry is still arranging repatriation of Ugandans stuck in China, Russia, Malaysia and Australia.