Kuwait allows residence violators to exit in light of Coronavirus

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Procedures on granting amnesty for residence violators in Kuwait

Kuwait allows residence violators to exit in light of Coronavirus

Kuwait will allow residence violators to leave the country without fines, the Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior announced on Monday.

Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh issued an amnesty decision allowing residence violators to leave Kuwait during the period of April 1 to 30 without paying fines, the ministry said.

This decision comes in light of the exceptional circumstances the country is going through and the measures taken by the ministry to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

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As per the decision, residency violators can leave the country without paying fine.

There is also a possibility that they can return back with legal documents later.

The violators who do not leave the country during April will be subjected to the penalties and deported, it said.

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Authorities prepared separate centers to accommodate the residency violators after completing their procedures until their date of travel.

The administration informed that the Ministry of the Interior has designated places to receive violators of the residence law to register in the Farwaniya area in preparation for allowing them to leave from April 1 to April 30th.

The reception of violators will begins from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, seven days a week.

Reception of male violators: Farwaniya Governorate – Al-Muthanna Primary School – Boys, Block 1, Street 122.
Reception of female violators: Farwaniya Governorate – Farwaniya Primary School – Girls, Block 1, Street 76.

The dates for various nationalities are also given as below:

Philippine : April 1st to April 5th
Egyptian : April 6th to April 10th
Indian : April 11th to April 15th
Bangladeshi : April 16th to April 20th
Sri Lankan : April 21st to April 25th
Other nationalities: April 26th to April 30

So far in Kuwait, 266 diagnosed, 194 under treatment, 13 critical condition, 72 recovered and 1,231 under quarantine.

Coronavirus numbers worldwide more than 737,929 people have contracted the virus and at least 35,019 have died.