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Gov’t Opens Borders, Allows Ugandans Stuck in EAC Countries to Return

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Ugandans who were stuck abroad following the closure of Uganda’s borders will now be able to return home after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcing that the borders are going to be opened.

According to the ministry, borders will be open to East African countries. And people will be returned by road.

The ministry has been repatriating Ugandans since June.

Borders were closed to stem the spread of coronavirus.

According to the State minister of Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem, Ugandans should, however, first get clearance from Uganda’s High Commissions in those countries and present a Covid-19 certificate before accessing Uganda.

“Ugandans, who want to return by road from the EAC should possess a Covid-9 test certificate not longer than a week and must get permission from our embassies. When they reach the border points, they are supposed to be subjected to another Covid test before being driven to quarantine centres of their choice,” he said.

Adding that, “Those who want to return should hire individual vehicles from the countries they are coming from because they cannot return in groups. The repatriation of other Ugandans by plane in all countries, EAC inclusive, are still underway.”

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