Kuwait starts issuing entry visas for foreign healthcare workers
While new visas are on hold and non-Kuwaitis are barred from travelling to Kuwait, the Ministry of Heath’s COVID-19 emergency committee approved a request by the Federation of Private Hospitals to issue new work visas for healthcare workers, local media reported.
The decision will allow medical, nursing, technical and administrative staff to enter Kuwait and work in private hospitals and clinics. Kuwait has halted issuing new visas since the start of the pandemic, and has barred non-Kuwaitis from travelling to the country since February 7, until further notice.
Similarly, the Federation of Cooperative Societies has put forth a request to the Cabinet of Ministers asking for the green light to allow supermarket workers stranded abroad to return to Kuwait.