Kuwait: 31 banned countries will be reviewed after every 10 days

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Kuwait: 31 banned countries will be reviewed after every 10 days

Kuwait: 31 banned countries will be reviewed after every 10 days

The decision to prevent expats from 31 countries will be reviewed every 10 days as per the WHO report based on the increase and decrease of infections in those countries. The decision may include setting up a mechanism giving priority for certain expats such as judges, doctors, nurses, teachers as per the need will be allowed to return to the country first.

When Kuwaiti citizens were prevented from entering the European Union, the government understood this decision and did not protest. Health measures were taken keeping in view safety of the country as all countries understood this decision as it is a sovereign decision for Kuwait.

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All types of visas issued before March 13th are considered as cancelled, those who wish to obtain again will have to apply in accordance to the terms and conditions which will be announced very soon. The Ministry of Interior received an official letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which it sought its legal opinion on the validity of new visas issued before March 13th. 

Meanwhile, sources revealed that an agreement had been reached between India and Kuwait to allow only departing passengers from Kuwait to India with a maximum of 1000 passenger per day, however, entry from India to Kuwait is still banned.

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