Kuwait: Travel agencies begin to offer ‘packages’ for expats
The travel agencies have began to offer a “package” for expats from the 31 restricted countries to return back to Kuwait for prices ranging between 260 and 500 kuwaiti dinars per person.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Kuwait, on Saturday, made a decision to suspend commercial flights from 31 countries starting from 1st August due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The countries on the DGCA list include India, Iran, China, Brazil, Columbia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic and Kosovo.
Hotel accommodation options depends upon package, it varies from 260 to 325 kuwaiti dinars depending on single or double occupancy. The total cost does not include PCR test when the customer is on transit.
For 4 star hotels package depending on airlines, prices are higher for a single occupancy it is KD 500, which provides transit in Dubai whereas this package includes health insurance.
The travel agencies have already started with this service and prices are based on 3 main criteria which are air ticket, hotel stay depending on package for single or double occupancy, ticket to Kuwait. The PCR test and food option are additional.