ENTEBBE – The Uganda Embassy in Brussels has successfully seen off a total of 107 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the BENELUX region (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Europe following the closure of Entebbe International Airport to passenger flights on March 22, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the BENELUX region and Europe and coordinated their return aboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which to arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 23:15 p.m.
Among some of the Ugandans returning on the flight include: Students, Government Officials, Business People, Medical Doctors, and others who had travelled to the BENELUX region and Europe for various reasons.
After fulfilling the standard procedures issued by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Uganda, guidelines by the respective Governments, the Ugandans were seen off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by the Deputy Head of Mission, Uganda Embassy Brussels, Amb. Franklin R. Katungwe and Embassy Officials.
The Deputy Head of Mission thanked the Ugandans and other legal residents for their patience during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey.