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Uganda suspends travel to and from India Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Following the surge of COVID-19 cases taking place in India, Uganda has stopped all travel to and from the country.Fly Emirates and Kenya Airways which fly out of Entebbe International Airport in Uganda announced similar measures.Regardless of the route, all travelers who may have been in India or traveled through India in the last 14 days shall not be allowed into Uganda.

This was announced over the weekend by the Honorable Minister of Health (MOH), Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, following the first recorded case of the India strain of the coronavirus.  
Earlier in the week, Fly Emirates and Kenya Airways which fly out of Entebbe International Airport, had announced similar measures following related concerns last week.

“Further to the existing COVID-19 control measures, all travelers and passengers originating from India shall not be allowed into Uganda starting at midnight of May 1, 2021,” she said.
This is regardless of the route of travel. In addition, all travelers who may have been in India or traveled through India in the last 14 days regardless of route taken shall not be allowed into Uganda.

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority updates COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has reviewed COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) following the increase in passenger traffic accessing the Entebbe International Airport since its October 1 reopening after the lockdown from late March 2020.

The notice issued by Management contains the following directives:
Effective December 2020, departing and arriving passengers will only be dropped and picked from the airport by at most two people including the driver of the vehicle in order to avoid unnecessary crowding at the airport.
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First Uganda Airlines Airbus 330-800 touches down in Entebbe Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Uganda Airlines took delivery of the first of 2 brand-new Airbus A330-800 neo. The aircraft captained by Capt. Michael Etyang touched down at Entebbbe International Airport on December 22, 2020, at 10:30 am to a water salute.
Receiving the aircraft was Uganda’s President HE Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who cautioned the airline against corruption.
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First Uganda Airlines Airbus 330-800 touches down in Entebbe Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Uganda Airlines took delivery of the first of 2 brand-new Airbus A330-800 neo. The aircraft captained by Capt. Michael Etyang touched down at Entebbbe International Airport on December 22, 2020, at 10:30 am to a water salute. Receiving the aircraft was Uganda’s President HE Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who cautioned the airline against corruption. Ahead […]
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority updates COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has reviewed COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) following the increase in passenger traffic accessing the Entebbe International Airport since its October 1 reopening after the lockdown from late March 2020. The notice issued by Management contains the following directives: Effective December 2020, departing and arriving passengers will only be dropped and […]
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Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates Aviation Feature, Aviation News

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers include Ugandans and foreigners who are currently detained at Entebbe International Airport before they will be charged in court. Announcing the arrests on local stations, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said: “We have been receiving […]
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Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo Aviation Feature, Aviation News

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 – being rolled out of the yard after branding in national colors. This was posted on the AirbusNeo330 facebook page prompting euphoric response on social media. A tweet on the official Uganda airlines page stated, “Soon General Wamala […]
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Ahead of the resumption of all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights in and out of Entebbe on 1st October, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Government of the Republic of Uganda issued directives regarding the resumption of international flights. They were contained in a letter signed off by Fred Bamwesigye Ag. Director-General, the Uganda […]
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Ugandairlines: Transport Minister tasked to explain delay as launch pushed to August Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Ugandairlines: Transport Minister tasked to explain delay as launch pushed to August   Ugandairlines commercial flights launch date has been postponed to August and not July as earlier planned. This was announced midweek in a

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Uganda Airlines’ long-awaited new planes land at Entebbe International Airport Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Uganda Airlines’ long-awaited new planes land at Entebbe International Airport   First two Uganda Airlines’ long anticipated aircraft landed at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Captained by all Ugandan crew – Capt.

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