COVID-19: Britain Recalls Diplomats

The British government has joined a growing list of countries that are recalling their nationals from overseas missions as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage economies.

In a travel advisory issued on Friday, March 20, the British government announced that it had decided to recall, temporarily, some of its staff at its High Commission in Kampala.

“Given the rapidly changing situation in Uganda we are temporarily withdrawing a limited number of UK staff and their dependents from our High Commission,” the statement reads in part.

“The High Commission will continue to carry out essential work including providing [timely] consular assistance and support to British people in Uganda.”

This development comes days after the U.S embassy in Kampala announced similar measures.

“The United States Embassy in Kampala is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time,” reads a statement issued by the U.S mission.


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