KUWAIT CITY, March 4: A recent statistics issued by the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows 288 passengers arrived at the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) during between February 21 to March 1, on board 24 flights from 13 different destinations including Bahrain, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nepal, the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates.
The statistics indicated 2,263 passengers left via the Kuwait International Airport during the same period while 264 passengers were in transit, with a total of 2,815 passengers leaving aboard 49 flights. This comes in conjunction with the implementation of civil aviation decisions to prevent non-Kuwaitis from entering the Kuwait International Airport, and the beginning of implementation of institutional quarantine for 7 days and another 7 days home quarantine for incoming passengers who have to register on the Kuwait Musafer platform.
On the other hand, the DGCA has issued a circular to the airlines operating from the Kuwait International Airport detailing which passengers can be exempted from institutional quarantine – persons working in diplomatic missions and their first-degree relatives irrespective whether they travel alone and their accompanying domestic workers, Kuwaiti patients who are sent for treatment abroad and their companions after the end of the treatment period, on condition they submit a PCR certificate issued by the Kuwaiti health office in the country where treatment was received; Kuwaiti students affiliated to foreign universities, government and private medical personnel, their first-degree relatives and their companions such as domestic workers, and minors under 18 years traveling without an escort, provided all excluded groups agree to 14 days quarantine home provided they subject to PCR test which should be done at the expense of the traveler upon arrival in Kuwait and the second test six days after arrival.
By Muhammad Ghanem Al-Seyassah Staff