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FM urged to open direct flights from Egypt

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: Head of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS)-Egypt branch Ahmad Al- Maadadi has appealed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open airspace for direct travel from Egypt to Kuwait to allow Kuwaitis who are studying in Egypt to return home, especially since these students are on school break until Feb 20, reports Al-Anba daily. In an exclusive statement to the daily, Al-Maadadi disclosed the closure of airspace between the two countries had a negative impact on the students due to high prices of plane tickets and the suffering they could experience while in transit in other countries.

He is surprised that both the transit and direct flights have been suspended. He then argued that it is possible to open the way for direct flight by requiring the students to present a PCR certificate proving they are free from coronavirus or conduct medical checkups for them at Kuwait International Airport before they enter the country.

He affirmed such measures are very appropriate during this period. He added the cancellation of flights for Kuwaiti students coming from Egypt with transit in the United Arab Emirates due to rescheduling of flights at Kuwait International Airport led to a remarkable increase in plane ticket prices; thereby, adding to the burdens of the students and their parents.

Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution has asked the Central Bank of Kuwait to lift the banking confidentiality code for 13 persons based on the request of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), considering that the son of a former senior official and four former undersecretaries of the Ministry of Health are among the names on the list, reports Al-Qabas daily.

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