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Tuesday , September 21 2021

Guideline to airlines on Kuwait travel

 Immunized travellers exempted from PCR fees

KUWAIT CITY, July 27: Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers and health authorities in the State of Kuwait, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued the following guidelines to airlines on Kuwait travel.

First – Departure from the State of Kuwait: – Citizens
• No travel permitted out of the State of Kuwait except for citizens who are vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines by the State of Kuwait as mentioned below in item (3) and appearance of green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application with the exception of the following categories:
a. Age categories not subject to be vaccinated.
b. Kuwaiti citizens holding approved certificate issued from the ministry of health proofing their inability to be vaccinated due to health reasons.
c. Pregnant should hold a certificate to proof their pregnancy issued and approved by the ministry of health.
d. Ensure that Kuwaitis must hold health insurance during their stay outside the country which covers the treatment of infections with Coronavirus. Second –

Arrival to the State of Kuwait:
• Not to accept any passenger arriving to the State of Kuwait except for holders of negative (PCR) test certificate proving holder to be free from Coronavirus infection valid (72) hours from time/date of swab (test) to the time of acceptance on the flight provided and do not show any symptoms as (cold cough-sneezing- high temperature etc..).

1. Citizens and their first-degree relatives and workers accompanying them:

a. For those immunized with vaccines in the State of Kuwait and the appearance of green color in (immune/ Kuwait mobile ID) application should complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwaitmosafer) platform.

b. All immunized citizens are subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they should conduct and pay for one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Coronavirus, will end scheduled home quarantine period. c. For those immunized with vaccines outside the State of Kuwait from the approved vaccines in the State of Kuwait mentioned below in item (3) they must visit the ministry of health website and complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform, All are subject to a home quarantine for a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they conduct and pay for one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Corona virus, will end scheduled home quarantine period.

d. For non-immunized and the appearance of red or yellow colors in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform and must pay for two (PCR) tests and perform the first one upon arrival to the State of Kuwait, and the second one to be performed on the sixth day of the institutional quarantine, also to pay the amount of the quarantine cost at any approved local hotels listed in (Kuwaitmosafer) platform and if proven free from Coronavirus the quarantine shall be continue for another (7) days at home with the exception of the institutional quarantine by the following categories mentioned below in item

(4). e. For Vaccine recipients outside the State of Kuwait from the non-approved vaccines in the State of Kuwait mentioned below in item (3) will be treated as non-immunized.

2- Expats:
a. For immunized with vaccines in the State of Kuwait and after the appearance of green color in (immune/ Kuwait mobile ID) application should complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwaitmosafer) platform.

b. All immunized are subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they conduct and pay for one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Coronavirus, will end scheduled home quarantine.

c. For immunized with vaccines outside the State of Kuwait from the approved vaccines in the State of Kuwait mentioned below in item (3) must visit ministry of health website, provided that the vaccination is electronically proven before boarding and upon arrival through the possibility of electronic verification (QR-Code) in the State of Kuwait and complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform and subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait.

In case that they wish to end the quarantine they conduct and pay for one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Coronavirus, will end scheduled home quarantine.

Third – vaccines approved in the State of Kuwait and number of doses required for immunization to show the green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) Application.
• Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (two doses).
• AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (two doses).
• Moderna vaccine (two doses).
• Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose).

Fourth – Categories excluded from institutional quarantine:
a. Diplomatic missions and Approved diplomats and their first-degree relatives (husband-wife-children) whether individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers (provided their identification cards are presented).

b. Kuwaiti patients treated abroad and their companions after completing treatment, (provided proof certificate issued from Kuwait health office abroad where the treatment is received).

c. Governmental and private medical staff and their first-degree relatives (husbandwife-children) weather individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers (proof must be provided).

d. Minors travelling unaccompanied. Five – this circular will supersede any previous circular contradict with the above. This circular will be implemented effective Sunday (01/08/2021) at (00:01) Kuwait Local Time.

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