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Thursday , October 21 2021

Airport ops smooth … New cases drop, Rules applied to all arrivals

Below 18 unvaccinated expats will be allowed one time entry

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 13, (Agencies): A week after the resumption of direct flights with Egypt and India, movement at Kuwait International Airport has been smooth so far and people are hoping for more improvement since the epidemiological situation in the country is getting better, reports Al-Rai quoting sources from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Sources pointed out the decision to increase the number of passengers to 10,000 per day is attributed to the resumption of direct flights with several countries. Sources disclosed a total of 174 flights from Egypt and India arrived on Sept 5 to Sept 11 — 89 from Egypt and 85 India. Sources added the number of passengers on these flights reached 17,843 — 10,261 from Egypt and 7,582 from India. Sources confirmed the authorities operating at the airport are strictly applying health regulations to all passengers as per the procedures established by the Council of Ministers; stressing that no passenger is allowed to enter Kuwait unless he meets all the conditions.

Kuwait’s daily coronavirus cases rose by 58 to 410,842, while deaths increased by one to 2,432, the Health Ministry said Monday. Another 117 virus patients were cured of the virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 407,262, the ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad in a statement to KUNA. The number of patients receiving medical care in COVID-19 wards is 89, including 32 in intensive care units, he said, adding that another 1,148 are receiving regular treatment.

UnVaccinated Under 18 expats

Unvaccinated expats who are less than 18 yrs old and are outside Kuwait having valid residence will be allowed one time entry with institutional and home quarantine. A pledge must be signed that upon arriving to Kuwait will be vaccinated which will be handed to MOH on arrival to Kuwait.

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