Uganda Opens its Airport after Lock-down
As the current adopts the new normal, the government is having plans to re-open the Entebbe international Airport and its borders after all the drafted standard operating procedures are approved.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health highlighted that the ministry is in talks with scientists to find suitable SOPs that will be followed once the airports start to receive flights from different parts of the World.
“We have a plan to re-open Entebbe Airport but we are still waiting for the scientists to give us a report on the standard operating procedures that were drafted by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, after a decision will be reached,” Atwine said.
Several sources disclose that some of the SOPs will require all travelers to do the washing of hands regularly, wear face masks, arrive at the airport early for multiple checks to mention but a few.
After confirming one case of a Ugandan national who was traveling from Dubai, the government to close the airport on March 22 to curb the importation of this virus.
Up to now, the airport is still closed and only cargo, UN and passenger planes for Ugandans stranded abroad are allowed in.
Multiple stakeholders including traders, tour operators and foreigners stuck in Uganda are calling for the reopening of the airport which is not yet kick-started.
Delayed reports from scientists are the main reasons why the airport is still down, but it will resume work on October 1st.