Passengers Stranded Abroad Can Now Return Back To Kuwait

Arabic copy of PCR test certificate to be provided

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Expats Stranded Abroad Can Now Return Back To Kuwait

Passengers Stranded Abroad Can Now Return Back To Kuwait

Passengers who wish to come to Kuwait should provide an Arabic copy of certificate conducted PCR test four days before the trip.

The instructions mandatorily require the passengers to undergo a complete medical examination and to obtain a certificate (PCR Certificate) from the health centers approved to confirm that they are free from the Coronavirus before entering its territory.

In the event that the above (PCR) certificate is not carried, the passenger is prevented from entering the State of Kuwait and will be deported on the same carrier airline, without any financial costs incurred by the State of Kuwait, and the airline company will be fined for violating this circular. 

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Kuwait government decided Thursday to ease restrictions imposed due to curb spread of coronavirus as of Sunday, June 21, but would not allow public sector’s workers to return to their offices next week.

Kuwait Cabinet decides to lift isolation from Hawally, Nugra, Maidan Hawally & Khaitan areas starting from 5 AM on Sunday, Jun 21.

The government decided to extend the first phase of a plan to restore normal life because of the high number of infections among the Kuwaiti citizens, Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem told an online news conference.

Isolation areas of Mahboula, Jleeb, Farwaniya continue until further notice. The curfew will be from 7 PM to 5 AM, starting Sunday 21 Jun.

  • Limited air travel for Kuwaiti citizens with critical health conditions who should travel at their own expense.
  • Students who must travel to attend their tests will be allowed to do so, he said, as well as citizens who have foreign wife of husband abroad and the trip should be for 30 days minimum.
  • Any person who wants to travel should submit a request for the Ministry of Interior 10 days before the trip, he said, and citizens should pay for their treatment in case of contraction of the virus.
  • The government compels passengers wishing to come to Kuwait should provide an Arabic copy of certificate conducted PCR test four days before the trip, providing he is clean of the virus

Kuwait Health Minister Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said that it was observed that there was increase the number of Kuwaiti nationals being infected including some who had not left their home.

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The Ministry of Health announced, Wednesday, 541 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 38074. Deaths reached 306 with the addition of 3 fatalities. All the new cases were in contact with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said.

Since the coronavirus emerged in China late last year and spread worldwide, more than 8.3 million people have contracted it, according to Johns Hopkins.The university has tallied more than 449,000 deaths from the disease it causes, COVID-19.