No request list for stranded expats received from Govt.

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: The Supreme Committee for the Restoration of Commercial Flights at Kuwait International Airport held a meeting recently, chaired by Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud, to review the procedures for operating flights and discuss local and international developments related to the corona pandemic, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an informed source.

The source revealed the committee did not talk about the return of residents from abroad, especially doctors, engineers, judges, other experts and technicians; explaining that the agencies operating at the airport did not receive any request from government institutions about the list of expatriates working in ministries who are currently abroad.

The source confirmed that the return of some residents is a decision that is subject to the approval of health authorities.  So far, the government institutions including the Ministry of Health have not received any new request to facilitate the return of some foreign employees, the source clarified.

The source said the health authorities did not receive a directive to add or cancel some of the 31 countries whose nationalities are banned from entering Kuwait.  “The ban remains in effect, unless the health authorities receive an official instruction in this regard; especially since reviewing the list of countries — whether to add or cancel — is subject to research and study every 10 days.

The source added the committee discussed the evaluation of operational procedures after the resumption of commercial flights with government agencies, affirming that the aviation sector is operating smoothly and regularly without obstacles

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