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Fly Emirates has resumed its passenger services between Uganda and Dubai. The development follows United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) decision to lift suspension on all flights from Uganda.

Last month, UAE temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai for allegedly forging Covid-19 PCR travel certificates. UAE said at least 48 Ugandan travelers were carrying forged Covid-19 PCR certificates and that prompted them to suspend all flights from the pearl of Africa.

Emirates operates five weekly flights to Dubai and onwards to over 120 global destinations on the airline’s network. Emirates flight EK730 departs from Entebbe at 16:25hrs, arriving in Dubai at 22:40hrs. EK729 departs Dubai at 10:00hrs, arriving in Entebbe at 14:25hrs.

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Passengers travelling to Dubai on direct flights and passengers transiting via Uganda to Dubai need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code, and the test should be taken within 48 hours of departure.

A negative COVID-19 Rapid or Real Time PCR test certificate with a QR code conducted at the departure airport must also be presented and should be valid within 6 hours of departure. Passengers with Dubai as their final destination will undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival, and should remain in self-quarantine until the results of the test are received. Children under the age of 12 are exempted.

Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July 2020, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain a Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

Dubai is currently hosting the world for Expo 2020, happening between October 2021 and March 2022. Through the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.

Its programme is packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests, including a rich line-up of themed weeks, entertainment, and edutainment. Art and culture fans as well as food and technology enthusiasts can explore exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and more.