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Wednesday , December 8 2021

Expats entry nears

KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Agencies operating at Kuwait International Airport are preparing to implement the Cabinet’s decision to allow the entry of expatriates who have taken two doses of approved vaccines starting from Aug 1, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a reliable source who confirmed that the entry mechanism for expatriates will be finalized within the coming days.

The source said the airport authorities are waiting for their upcoming meeting with the Ministry of Health officials in order to address many issues, such as the procedures excluded from the recent decisions. These procedures include increasing the number of arrivals from 3,500 to 5,000 passengers and the number of flights; as well as easing some travel restrictions, the source added.

On June 17, the Council of Ministers announced several decisions like allowing citizens to travel and the entry of non-Kuwaitis provided they have taken two doses of any of the approved vaccines — Pfizer, AstraZeneca-Oxford and Moderna; or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. They are required to present proof showing negative result of PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in the country and then undergo another PCR test during the home quarantine period of seven days after arrival.

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