Ugandans who had been stranded in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan due to the Covid-19 will return on August 15, the Ugandan Embassy Riyadh has said.
The Embassy says it has all consultations with necessary stakeholders, including airlines have been made and the plane carrying Ugandans will leave Amman for Entebbe on the aforementioned date.
As of July 30, 449 Ugandans had registered, but only 367 have indicated the willingness to meet the cost of the ticket.
Those returning to Uganda will come aboard Boeing 767-200, which has a carrying capacity of 290 passengers, 20 kgs of baggage and 7 kgs of hand luggage.
The embassy says the charter flight date and time will ONLY be confirmed after the flight is fully booked, paid up and the necessary clearances are sought from the respective Civil Aviation Authorities.
More importantly, once the flight is confirmed, the ticket will be non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
The Embassy says it has sought the services of Al-Bayraq Silver Travel and Tourism Agency to handle collection and issuance of the tickets for this flight.
Each person will pay JD 296 for a ticket and it can be wired to Jordan Islamic Bank’s branch in Al Taj under account name: Al-Bayraq Silver Travel & Tourism and account number: 1685528410400003 or JO37JIBA0210001685528410400003 (IBAN number).
Alternatively, you can pay to the above agency’s branch at Alabdali Umyyah ben abd Shams Street in Amman
“Once payment is deposited on the designated account above, the passenger should send a copy of the payment slip along with the passport copy to the WhatsApp number +962798989633 in order get a receipt against as acknowledgement,” the embassy said in a statement.
“If the flight is not operated due to unforeseen reasons, Al-Bayraq Silver Travel and Tourism Agency will refund the money to the payees with a deduction of 5% as administrative fees.”
The embassy reminded all travelers that all arrangements will be carried out in line with the Standard Operating Procedures that were issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
All those intending to travel by the first charter flight, the embassy said, should endeavour to take the PCR test for COVID-19 at least 10 days prior to departure as the guidelines stipulate.
All passengers are also required to inform the Embassy of the quarantine facility of choice prior to departure, if not yet done and they should verify that their passports and required exit visa are current and valid.