The United Arab Emirates has temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed.
In a statement from the Authority, it indicated that flights that are inbound from Dubai will remain operational however, those plying the opposite direction have since ceased.
As early as December 24th, flights going to Dubai had been suspended and several travelers left stranded.
A traveler who preferred anonymity said they had booked with a fly Dubai flight FZ616 departing on the 27th December but they received a notification saying the flight would not depart Entebbe.
Uganda now joins Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria who were blacklisted from operating flights to Dubai.
The move comes amid concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant and rising infection numbers in the UAE.END.