The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has issued a travel advisory to all Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca for Hajj to plan for delays at departure at Entebbe airport.
According to the authority, this is due to the growing number of passengers passing through the airport amid the ongoing expansion construction works.
Vianney Luggya, the spokesperson of CAA said owing to the big number of pilgrims expected to travel to Mecca and on-going construction works at Entebbe airport, departing passengers are advised to plan for more time in order to avoid missing flights.
This comes five days to the holy month of Hijah where Pilgrims from across the world will be in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj which is expected to commence on the evening of Thursday, 7th until Tuesday July, 12th.
Luggya reminded passengers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to carry proof of vaccination while those not fully vaccinated should undertake Covid-19 PCR tests within 72 hours (and / or check destination requirements).