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Coronavirus

Kuwait lifts many COVID-19 restrictions, allows travel abroad

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Kuwait’s cabinet has lifted many COVID-19 restrictions including a ban on foreign travel, a move that will also apply to those who are not vaccinated, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah said on Monday.

The unvaccinated will still have to get a PCR test 72 hours before boarding a flight to the Gulf state and quarantine for seven days after arrival, while those who are vaccinated would not be required to do so.

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Some of the restrictions lifted from next week would include allowing the unvaccinated to enter shopping malls, as well as cinemas, theatres and banquet halls if they present a negative PCR test.

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