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Thursday , September 23 2021

Vaccination certificate will be mandatory for all arrivals

KUWAIT CITY, Apr 24: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mustafa Reda stated those who are vaccinated will be exempted from institutional quarantine and are satisfied with only home quarantine for those arrivals who have been vaccinated by state approved vaccines such as Pfizer Bionic, AstraZeneca Oxford, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson which are currently being used to vaccine citizens and expats in the country.  This is in accordance with the Cabinet resolution issued on March 22nd, 2021 on below conditions.

1- Those who have been vaccinated with one dose of one of the vaccines approved in Kuwait, and more than five weeks have passed.

2- Those who have been vaccinated with two doses of one of the vaccines approved in Kuwait, and more than two weeks have passed since after taking the second dose.

3- Those who recovered from infection with the Coronavirus and have received one dose of one of the vaccines approved in Kuwait, and more than two weeks have passed.

Vaccination certificates will be valid for those who have taken doses approved in Kuwait which will facilitate entry of expats into the country. PCR test for Covid 19, 72 hours before arrival, upon arrival, and after the home quarantine period will be mandatory, reports Al Qabas. Kuwaiti citizens and first degree relatives (husband, wife and children) along with domestic workers will be allowed to enter the country directly.

Reopening of commercial aviation with banned countries will be allowed with partial opening in the beginning for the benefit of certain groups and for students, reports Al Anba. There has been request to open direct flights with the United Kingdom .

Earlier the Cabinet decided on Friday to suspend all direct commercial flights with India, until further notice, due to the grave health condition in the republic. The Government Communication Center account on Twitter stated that the decision thus stipulates a “ban of entry to Indian nationals to the country, namely those that are coming from the Republic, whether coming directly or through other countries, unless they reside outside of the Republic for at least 14 days, and until further notice.” The decision came after India announced Thursday, that it had detected 314,835 new confirmed cases and 2,104 deaths from Covid-19 virus, thus registering a new daily record for the pandemic. The decision also comes due to challenges facing the health sector there, and due to a shortage in oxygen supplies and vaccines.

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