Kuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties

Kuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties

Kuwait: Meeting held to discuss the direct entry from 34 banned counties

Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basil Al-Sabah will be meeting with the representatives of Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways today (Thursday). The minister will discuss the proposals presented by the two companies to start a direct flight from 34 banned countries without the need to spend 14 days in another country.

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According to the report, the proposal includes a classification of 34 countries into two categories as high risk and low-risk countries. According to the report, three PCR test will be conducted on passengers arriving from high-risk countries, one before departing from the originating country, 2nd upon arrival and 3rd at the end of the quarantine period. People arriving from the low-risk country will be subjected to two PCR test – one before departure and second upon arrive. All PCR test will be at the passengers expense.

The proposal also includes reducing the quarantine period to 7 days. It is also reported that the quarantine mechanism and its type would be discussed in today’s meeting. If the plan is approved by the Ministry of Health, it will be applied by the General Administration of Civil Aviation to set health controls and requirements for its implementation.

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