By Spy Uganda
RwandAir announced late Thursday it had suspended flights to and from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda with immediate effect.
“Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Uganda, RwandAir announces the suspension of its flights to Entebbe effective 10 June 2021, until further notice,” Rwanda’s national carrier said in a statement.
The airline said the affected customers “can rebook and fly at a later date, once flights resume – or request a refund.”
Uganda has seen an upsurge in new confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in recent days, forcing authorities there to impose a partial lockdown of six weeks.
The development comes after the UAE announced the suspension of entry for passengers from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda on all flights of national and foreign carriers as well as transit passengers coming from them, effective from Friday, June 11th 2021 at 11:59.
This excludes transit flights coming to the UAE and heading to these countries.
This also includes suspending the entry of travellers who were in these countries over the past 14 days before coming to the UAE. Flights will continue however, as passengers will be allowed to be transported from the UAE to the three countries.
Excluded groups from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda including Emiratis and their first-degree relatives and diplomatic missions will be allowed to be transported to the UAE, provided that the stated precautionary measures will be taken.