KUWAIT, Aug 3: Kuwait government called on the public anew to abide by the health and preventive measures for their own safety and wellbeing.
The government, in a virtual meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, urged citizens wishing to travel to acquire health insurance to cover costs of treatment in case of infections or accidents, Interior Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement.
He said citizens and expatriates returning to Kuwait should provide a PCR test 72 hours before their arrival date, and that they should spend 14 days in home quarantine following their arrival.
The government took note of a regulation by the civil aviation directorate (DGCA) about non-Kuwaiti passengers from 31 countries who were not allowed to enter Kuwait whether flying directly or via transit from other countries unless they met certain criteria.
DGCA non-Kuwaiti passengers would be allowed to fly to Kuwait if they stayed in third countries for at least 14 days.
After 14 days, they must conduct PCR tests for Covid-19 virus, 72 hours before departure time, and provide an approval certificate proving a negative result and not being affected with the coronavirus, the DGCA added in a press statement.
Those passengers, added DGCA, should also stay for additional 14 days in home quarantine following entry into Kuwait.
The list of those countries banned from entering Kuwait includes India, Iran, China, Brazil, Columbia, Armenia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic and Kosovo.
On the other hand, the cabinet expressed strong support for Al-Saleh and Minister of Finance Barrak Al-Shaitan against grilling requests by MPs Shuaib Al-Muwaizri and Riyadh Al-Adsani respectively – KUNA