By Spy Uganda
Uganda Airlines to resume Dubai Flights tomorrow Saturday January 08, 2022, after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted the ban.
The Airline has confirmed this saying they have taken key procedures to have their bombadiers back in the skies to Dubai. Our impeccable sources told our reporter that so far, it’s only Uganda in Africa who’s ban has been lifted.
“We’ve resumed our flights to Dubai and taking all measures necessary to make sure you’re protected when you travel with us. Effective from 08 January 2022 flights from Entebbe in Uganda will resume,” says the airline.
Among the new precautions the airline is taking include; passengers presenting a printed copy of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result (displaying a QR code) from a test taken at an approved health service no more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of their inbound flight to Dubai.
Passengers are also expected to take a rapid PCR test (based on molecular diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA) at Entebbe airport (“Test & Fly Lab” only) no more than 6 hours before the departure time of the flight (the test report must display a QR code).
The airline says the new regulations do not apply to UAE citizens or other categories of exempted passengers as previously published.
The United Arab Emirates temporarily suspended flights from a number of African countries to Dubai, Uganda inclusive in December 2021 although flights that are inbound from Dubai remained operational.
Ever since the ban, passengers from Uganda have been barred from entering Dubai as part of official policies to try and mitigate the spread of Omicron.
Dubai is one of the top four routes from Entebbe International Airport, with an average of 17 flights a week. These flights are operated by Uganda Airlines, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.