The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Authorities have temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice as the number of positive Covid19 cases continue to increase.
“Incoming Emirates flights from Dubai are still operational. Passengers planning to travel to Dubai are advised to keep in touch with their respective airlines for guidance on any changes in the restrictions,” in part read the statement released by management this evening.
As of December 28, the number of covid19 cases had grown to 135, 000 and about 3200 death registered so far.
Uganda joins other countries such as Kenya and Rwanda whose flights to UAE had been grounded earlier.
The restriction, according to the statement is also applicable to transit passengers who have been in Uganda within 14 days prior to entry to Dubai.
The restriction is however not applicable to inbound/outbound freighter operations.