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Passengers Excited As Gov’t Starts ‘Swab And Go’ at Entebbe Airport

Aviation passengers at Entebbe International Airport have welcomed an adjustment that now allows all arriving passengers to leave the airport as soon as they are tested for COVID-19. Uganda commenced mandatory COVID-19 testing for all arriving passengers last Wednesday, a process that requires each arriving passenger to pay USD 30  or 110,000 Shillings. But passengers…

UPDF Takes Over Covid-19 Testingesting At Entebbe Airport

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has taken over the mandatory Covid-19 testing exercise at Entebbe International Airport. In a letter to the Chairperson, National Planning Authority, the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said UPDF with support from the Ministry of Health will take over Covid-19 testing for all international inbound passengers from private practitioners starting…

Tireless Nabbanja Tasks Team To Review Covid-19 Testing Procedures At Entebbe Airport

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 heads the Inter-ministerial committee on Uganda’s Covid-19 response named the…

Crisis: Ugandans Cry Foul As External Recruitment Companies Resolve To Close Business

External Labour Recruitment Companies, under their association of Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) have resolved to officially close business in the country, citing continued closure of their business by government. The government in June this year announced that it will not engage in job recruitments training and suspended all externalisation of labour due…

Relief As Four Isolated Foreigners At Entebbe Test Negative For Coronavirus

The Ministry Health has said that all the four foreign nationals under isolation at Entebbe International Airport have tested negative for coronavirus. “Test results for samples obtained from the four foreign nationals (One French and three Chinese) are Negative of COVID-19,” the ministry’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ainebyoona said on Monday hours after they were picked…

Coronavirus: Panic As Doctors Isolate Four Foreigners At Entebbe With Symptoms Of Deadly Disease

The Ministry of Health has isolated four more foreigners at Entebbe International airport after presenting with signs and symptoms of deadly Corona Virus. The surveillance team isolated these foreign nationals on February 1 2019 following a tip off by one of health officials who was curious  about their health conditions. According to the Ministry Of…

South Africa Airways To Cancel Flights To Entebbe

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) has announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business. The BRPs, Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana, have worked closely with key stakeholders including industry specialists, government, creditors and executive management to develop a comprehensive restructuring programme which will…