Ugandans stranded in Qatar due to COVID-19 finally repatriated

Ugandans stranded in Qatar due to COVID-19 finally repatriated

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The Embassy  of the Republic of Uganda to Qatar today successfully  saw off a total of  238 Ugandan Nationals  who have been stranded  due to the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted into  the closure of Entebbe International airport to passenger flights on 22/ 3 / 2020.

Earlier in April, Embassy undertook the registration process of  Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in Qatar and coordinated with Qatar Airlines for this repatriation  flight which is expected to arrive at Entebbe on 18th July 2020 at 5.00 p.m.

This is one of the many repatriation exercises being undertaken in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Missions abroad for Ugandan nationals who were stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

H.E. Dr. Stephen Chemoiko Chebrot, the Ambassador of Uganda to Qatar emphasized  that arrangements are in advanced stages to repatriate  another 245 Ugandan citizens and residents who are still stranded on 24th July under similar arrangements. He further noted that  those that departed today tested negative  COVID-19  and confrimed fit to travel.”

The Ambassador conveyed a message of gratitude  to H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda for making it possible for people to return back to Uganda as well as the Ministry leadership of Foreign Affairs of Uganda and Qatar for the support extended to the Embassy to successfully excute this repatriation exercise.

Amb. Chebrot thanked  the Embassy staff who have worked tirelessly as well the Peninsula Community of Ugandans did commendable work in coordinating the various groups to register with the Embassy.

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