Mr Peter Lokeris, the State Minister for Works said that as Uganda Airlines resumed flights to several countries that the resumption will strengthen social interaction, trade and tourism. Hundreds of people on Thursday flocked Entebbe International Airport as the facility resumed normal operations, following its closure in March to prevent the spread of the Covid -19 pandemic in the country.
Mr Lokeris said the recent ranking of Uganda as the best country in Africa in managing Covid-19 will give confidence to visitors as the country is a safe destination with trusted health measures.
The spokesperson of Uganda Airlines, Mr Deo Nyanzi said the company was in its infancy stage at time the airport was closed in March.
“We have been ready during the lockdown. We have been preparing for normalisation of operations and carrying out repatriation flights for stranded Ugandan’s abroad,” he said.