Kuwait: Passengers arriving directly from “high-risk” countries need 14 days of institutional quarantine

Kuwait: Passengers arriving directly from

Kuwait: Passengers arriving directly from “high-risk” countries need 14 days of institutional quarantine

In a fresh release, Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA said that all passengers arriving via direct flights from “high-risk” countries will be required to quarantine in a local hotel for 14 days at their own expense by registering on the “Kuwait Mosafer” platform.

Passengers coming from other countries will be obliged to quarantine a local hotel for 7 days at their own expense by registering on the “Kuwait Mosafer” platform followed by another 7 days in home quarantine.

The new release said that “Kuwaiti patients seeking treatment abroad, Kuwaiti students studying abroad, Unaccompanied minors under 18, Members of the diplomatic corps and Medical staff are exempted from institutional quarantine and they are subjected to home quarantine for a period of 14 days.

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The statement affirmed that no passenger will be accepted to board incoming flights to the State of Kuwait without registering on the “Kuwait Mosafer” platform http://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw

Meanwhile, Al-Rai local newspaper reorted that the list of high-risk countries is expanding to more than 60, after adding about 33 new countries to the previous 35.

The 33 countries that the health authorities requested to add are: South Africa – Portugal – Angola Botswana – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Cape Verde – Eswatini Lesotho – Malawi – Zimbabwe – Turkey – Japan – Mauritius – Seychelles – Bolivia – Mozambique – Namibia – Tanzania – Zambia – Suriname – Sweden – Ireland – Switzerland Venezuela – Paraguay – Ecuador – Guyana – French Guiana – Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago – the United Arab Emirates – Germany – the United States of America.

These countries are added to the previous list of countries that include: India – Iran – China – Brazil – Colombia – Armenia – Bangladesh – the Philippines – Syria – Spain – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sri Lanka – Nepal – Iraq – Mexico – Indonesia – Chile – Pakistan – Egypt – Lebanon – Hong Kong – Italy – North Macedonia – Moldova – Panama – Peru – Serbia – Montenegro and Dominicans – Kosovo – Afghanistan – Argentina – France – Yemen – Britain.