ENTEBBE – Government has said that besides tourists, other people will be allowed to fly into the country on October 1 when Entebbe Airport reopens.
President Museveni had said only tourists will be allowed into the country.
But State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Mr Peter Ogwang is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying that emphasis other travellers will be allowed in as long as they presents certificate of negative test results for Covid-19 done 72 hours before arriving in Uganda.
“For those entering through land borders, we already have our health teams across the borders. The issue at hand is that we need to learn how to live with the disease,” he is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.
The same newspaper also quotes
Ms Judith Nabakooba, the ICT and National Guidance Minister, as saying that the airport will be open to all travellers entering or leaving Uganda.
“Travelling out, it is now mandatory to have negative test results for Covid-19 done within 72 hours before the flight. The same applies to all those travelling to Uganda from other countries,” she said.
Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) on September 8 issued a tentative schedule of passenger flights that will fly into Uganda as Entebbe airport braces for reopening on October 1 after nearly seven months of closure over Covid-19.
The list issued by Eng Sooma Ayub, the Director of Airports and Aviation Security, on Tuesday, 08 September 2020, is for the next three months. It includes flights from major airliners such as Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopia Airways, Kenya Airways, Rwanda Air and Uganda Airlines.
The flights will be from places such as Doha, Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Juba, Kigali and Nairobi.