Asians holding British passports have this week formed queues outside the British High Commission in Kampala, where work has begun on processing their papers before moving them to Britain.
GV Asians outside British High Commission (2 shots)
MV Sign "Visa Applications" PAN to Asians
MV Africans selling drinks & Asian boy drinking from bottle (2 shots)
MV PAN Beggage outside airline terminal
GV & GV PAN Baggage loaded onto van (2 shots)
GV People on airport building roof
GV PAN Baggage at airport
MV Baggage being inspected by customs officers (3 shots)
MV Asians board aircraft
Asians quele outside British High Commission; Africans selling drinks to Asians; baggage outside terminal; baggage inspected at airport.
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Background: Asians holding British passports have this week formed queues outside the British High Commission in Kampala, where work has begun on processing their papers before moving them to Britain.
Reports from Kampala say there is little panic among the Asians - who've been ordered to leave Uganda by President Amin. The reports say the Asians seem reassured by British statements that entry certificates will be made available in due course.
Asians already holding entry vouchers to Britain are being closely scrutinised at Entebbe Airport as they board aircraft for Europe. Customs officials are making a detailed examination of baggage to ensure that emigrants only taking with them their entitlement.
On Friday(25 Aug), uganda tightened up its regulations concerning the export of goods and money from Uganda by empowering customs authorities to inspect and confiscate all parcels and registered mail sent out of the country.
SYNOPSIS: Asians holding British passports queue outside the British High Commission in Kampala this week. The Commission has begun processing the papers of thousands of British Asians ordered to leave Uganda by President Amin.
Outside the British High Commission, there's little panic. The Asians are confident they'll get their papers in time.
At the air terminal in Kampala, heaps of baggage are building up as those who've already been issued with vouchers prepare to fly to Britain.
A group of British airlines have announced plans to shuttle the Asians to Britain - once the migration begins in full.
Meanwhile at Entebbe Airport. farewells for those already leaving. But all baggage is being closely scrutinised by customs officials. President Amin has imposed stringent conditions on what may be taken out of uganda by the departing Asians...conditions which were reinforced on Friday when he authorised customs officers to open and confiscate parcels and registered mail.
These Asians, boarding an aircraft for Britain, are soon to be followed by tens of thousands more. The prospect of fifty thousand migrants arriving at once has disturbed some sections of the British community..but a Re-Settlement Board has been set up to cope with the problems their arrival will bring.