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PUBLIC NOTICE: STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR THE RETURN OF UGANDANS STRANDED ABROAD

Riyadh,17th June 2020: The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Riyadh would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the general public for the patience exhibited during these unprecedented times following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated a restriction in travel in and out of Uganda.


Following the decision by Government of Uganda to the return of the stranded Ugandans abroad,this Embassy embarked on a registration exercise of her nationals in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Yemen from 17th April 2020.


The Embassy would like to inform the general public that according to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, the stranded Ugandans will meet the cost of travel and adhere to mandatory quarantine at a private center or accept to use a public facility on arrival.


The Embassy wishes to draw the attention of the public to the attached standard operation procedures for the return of Ugandans who are stranded abroad on account of closure of Entebbe International airport and the borders following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Embassy will soon advise on the Airline to be used so that all bookings can be handled directly with the specified airline. You are highly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test which will be a requirement when making the booking. We shall continue to provide the necessary guidance from time to time.

REGISTRATION OF STRANDED UGANDANS IN SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, OMAN, BAHRAIN, KUWAIT AND YEMEN

The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Riyadh is seeking to register and verify stranded Ugandan nationals who are currently in its area of accreditation (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Kuwait and Republic of Yemen), and as a result of travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were not able to return home.

Click here to register online.

KING OF TOORO KINGDOM VISITS THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

His Majesty King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King of Tooro Kingdom visited the Sultanate of Oman as Special Envoy of H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda from Thursday,9th January 2020 to Tuesday, 14th January 2020 to deliver an invitation for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed to the First World Monarchs Summit scheduled for September 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.

Uganda Tourism Board Launches Travel Campaign Exclusively for the Middle East?

Uganda Tourism Board has officially launched the Experience Uganda First campaign, in what is the first time for Uganda to create and promote a travel package exclusively created for locals and residents of the Gulf Countries.


PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI PRESIDES OVER UGANDA'S 57TH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - CALLS UPON AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO JOIN EFFORTS IN FOSTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION

H.E. President Yoweri Museveni, on Wednesday 9th October 2019, presided over Uganda's 57th National independence anniversary celebrations at Sironko district headquarter grounds in Eastern Uganda and called upon Ugandans to support the National Resistance Movement plan of developing Uganda by prioritising production ahead of consumption. He said this would enable the country to solve the strategic bottlenecks to her economic growth adding that once solved, Uganda's economy will grow in double digits.

KING OF TOORO MEETS ASSISTANT MINISTER OF ECONOMY AND PLANNING OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

His Majesty King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King of Tooro Kingdom and his delegation met His Excellency Khalid Alshonaifi, the Assistant Minister of Economy and Planning of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, 2nd January 2020 at the Ministry of Economy and Planning headquarters with whom he shared the expectations for the World Monarchs Summit to be held in Kampala Uganda in September 2020.

HON JANAT MUKWAYA IN SAUDI ARABIA TO ATTEND THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE OF LABOUR MINISTERS

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Hon Janat Balunzi Mukwaya met the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafees at the sidelines of the Fourth Session of the Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, ICLM, held on February 22, February 2018 in the Red Sea Port City of Jeddah.  

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, QATAR PRIME MINISTER HOLD TALKS

President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani in Doha today.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI MEETS QATAR FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSON

President Yoweri Museveni has today held a meeting with Her Highness Sheikha Mouza bint Nasser, the chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.