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REPATRIATION OF UGANDANS FROM THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Embassy officials sending off the Ugandans aboard the flight

REPATRIATION OF UGANDANS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Today, Wednesday 22nd July 2020, a total of 175 Ugandans have been repatriated from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aboard Fly Dubai Airlines, charter flight No. FZ4844, which departed King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh at 10:45hrs bound for Entebbe International Airport in Uganda where it is expected to arrive this evening at 18:15hrs.

This is the first group of stranded Ugandans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be repatriated which has been organized and coordinated by Uganda Embassy in Riyadh, in pursuit of Government policy of returning all Ugandans who were stranded abroad due to travel restrictions following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group of Ugandans was seen off at King Khalid International Airport by the Ag. Head of Mission, Mr. Nurh Byarufu, Uganda's Defense Attache to Saudi Arabia, Brig Gen Micheal Ondoga and other members of staff of Uganda Embassy in Riyadh.

The Embassy takes this opportunity to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both Countries and Fly Dubai Airlines Management for the unwavering support rendered to ensure that this exercise was successful.

The Embassy remains committed to ensuring that all the 1,800 registered Ugandans who are stranded in its countries of accreditation are safely returned home at the earliest opportunity.

Uganda Embassy in Riyadh is accredited to six countries namely; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen. 

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