The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has recently made an announcement regarding its stance on photography and videography at Entebbe International Airport. In a statement released on Thursday, the UCAA stated that the ban only applies to “sensitive” areas within the terminal building such as security screening areas and equipment. This announcement follows a recent uproar from the public regarding the ban, which many saw as a way to hide misconduct and extortion at the airport.
While some questioned the timing of the ban, the UCAA stated that the ban was implemented after members of the public started filming the security screening process and equipment. The UCAA also assured the public that taking photos and recording videos in other areas will not be prohibited. In fact, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) encouraged passengers to take selfies and record memorable moments in the pre-boarding and duty-free area after the last security check or at the land-side before accessing the security restricted area.
The UCAA emphasized that its commitment is to ensure a better passenger experience, but at the same time, the airport’s security and safety will not be compromised. The public exposure of misconduct and allegations on social media has led to increased vigilance by airport staff.
In conclusion, the UCAA’s announcement clarifies that the ban on photography and videography at Entebbe International Airport only applies to sensitive areas within the terminal building. Passengers are encouraged to take selfies and record memorable moments in designated areas, while the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority remains committed to ensuring a better passenger experience while ensuring airport security and safety.