Coronavirus: Kuwait resumes travel from August 1, excluding Iran, India, among others

Kuwaiti boys wearing protective face masks and quarantine tracking bracelets, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, pose for the camera as they hold up their passports in Kuwait Airport, April 21, 2020. (Reuters)

Kuwait will lift the ban on international travel and allow its citizens and residents to travel to and from the country starting from August 1 excluding a few countries, the Center for Government Communication (CGC) said on Thursday.

“Citizens and residents of the country are allowed to travel to and from Kuwait, except for residents coming from the following countries: Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran and Nepal,” the CGC said in a tweet.

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Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March as part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The country’s tally stands at 65,903 confirmed coronavirus cases, 56,467 recoveries and 444 deaths as of Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

On Saturday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) launched the “Kuwait-Musafer” app to assist travelers flying to and from Kuwait amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also highlighted the coronavirus preventative health protocols for passengers flying to and from Kuwait International Airport.

For departing passengers:

Register an account on the “Kuwait-Musfer” app.

Obtain a negative coronavirus test result from a certified lab.

Kuwaiti nationals must have health insurance which covers the duration of travel and covers the cost of treating coronavirus.

Adhere to preventative measures including wearing face masks and gloves, using hand sanitizers and practicing social distancing.

Police and civil aviation personnel wearing protective face masks work at the Kuwait Airport following the outbreak of the coronavirus. (Reuters)

Police and civil aviation personnel wearing protective face masks work at the Kuwait Airport following the outbreak of the coronavirus. (Reuters)

For arriving passengers:

Register an account on the “Shlonik” app before boarding the flight.

Obtain a negative coronavirus PCR test result from a certified lab, which is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test.

All arriving passengers must self-isolate at home for 14 days.

Temperature checks will be conducted before boarding the plane and upon arrival.

Random PCR tests will be conducted for 10 percent of the passengers of each flight upon arrival.

Adhere to preventative measures including wearing face masks and gloves, using hand sanitizers and practicing social distancing.

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Last Update: Thursday, 30 July 2020 KSA 08:19 - GMT 05:19
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