The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has successfully repatriated a total of 322 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the fifth repatriation exercise the Embassy has undertaken with the first four having taken place on 22nd, 28th July, 12th August and 3rd September 2020 respectively which ensured that over 1000 Ugandans and legal residents in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman returned home safely.
The Embassy undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the Jeddah a province in Saudi Arabia and coordinated their return aboard Saudi Airlines.
The flight no. SV 7842 departed King Adulaziz International Airport at 2:00pm and arrived at Entebbe International Airport last evening.
After fulfilling the standard procedures issued by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Uganda, guidelines by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Ugandans were seen off at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah by the Charge D’ Affaires a.i and staff of the Embassy who thanked them for their patience they exhibited during the difficult times they have endured as a result of the pandemic and wished them a safe journey.