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Entebbe Airport records increased passenger numbers in August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA says passenger numbers at Entebbe International Airport increased by 34 percent from 61,328 travelers in July to 81,986 passengers in August. The increase is linked to the rising number of migrant workers traveling to the Middle East, the easing of travel …

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Nabbanja tasks team to review Covid-19 testing procedures at Entebbe airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has tasked a ten-member select committee comprising ten officials from the National Planning Authority-NPA, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA, security agencies and the ministries of health and tourism to address loopholes in the Covid-19 testing procedures at Entebbe International Airport. Nabbanja who …

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Gov’t suspends mandatory Covid-19 testing for all arriving passengers at the airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has postponed mandatory testing for all incoming passengers at Entebbe International Airport. Last month, the Ministry of Health directed that effective September 3, all incoming passengers regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against Covid-19 will undertake mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport. …

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High cost of Covid-19 test at airport irks MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween County MP, Abdi Fadhil Chemaswet has asked the Ministry of Health to review the high cost of mandatory Covid-19 PCR test conducted at Entebbe International Airport. The test costs US$65 which the MP said is a scheme that only benefits private laboratories stationed at the …

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Ugandans struggling to meet revised UAE travel requirements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Ugandans seeking to return to the United Arab Emirates-UAE are struggling to meet the country’s revised travel restrictions. UAE suspended flights from Uganda on June 11, 2021, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases as the country was battling the second wave of the …

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Spill caused jet fuel tank fire – UCAA

An incident involving a fire outbreak at the fuel firm at Entebbe International Airport occurred yesterday and was contained Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Preliminary findings by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA show that a fuel spill caused the jet fuel tanks to catch fire. The fire broke out on Tuesday …

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A330-800neo first commercial flight scheduled for end of January 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Airlines says its first airbus, A330-800neo aircraft will start flights by the end of January 2021. Roger Wamala, the Uganda Airlines commercial director says the national carrier’s Airbus’ first flight will be to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He told Uganda Radio Network that this …

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Dozens turned away from Entebbe airport over the weekend

  Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Close to 50 people who traveled to meet or see off travelers at Entebbe International Airport over the weekend were turned away. It followed a statement issued by Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA on Saturday indicating only three people including the air bound passenger will …

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