Kuwait asks passengers from 10 countries to show proof they are virus-free

A Kuwaiti boy wears a protective face mask during celebrations for the 29th Kuwait Liberation Day from the Iraqi occupation, in Kuwait City, February 26, 2020. (Reuters)

Kuwait’s civil aviation authority said on Tuesday that passengers from 10 countries including India, Turkey and Egypt must produce certificates issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in their country saying they are coronavirus free.

Passengers who do not provide the certificates will not be allowed into Kuwait, the aviation authority said on Twitter.

The Kuwaiti health ministry confirmed 56 cases in the country as of March 2, the majority of them arrived from Iran or had been in contact with people who had been there.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57