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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: The ministerial committee on coronavirus emergency decided to waive off restrictions on entry permits into Kuwait for businesses working in the food security sector. The waivers cover commercial visits and work permits needed for farms, restaurants food industry, bakeries and fishing, the government communication center said in a statement on its Twitter account on Monday.
Such waivers will be also granted to owners of cattle and sheep and poultry farms, dairy products firms, producers and importers of foodstuffs, food shops, and water and juice bottling companies. The committee reminded the travellers to Kuwait of the need to abide by the cabinet decree on health precautions, including the vaccination rules.
“The move comes in the light of stability in the health situation and decreasing numbers of coronavirus patients and ICU occupants,” Sheikh Hamad, the chair of the ministerial committee, said following a committee meeting at Al-Saif Palace.
“The waivers aim to ensure the country’s strategic stock of foodstuffs and guard against any price hike,” he stated.
Today’s decision sets the condition that all travellers to Kuwait must abide by the health precautions, including the vaccination and conducting PCR tests before and upon their arrival, he added.