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Tuesday , November 24 2020

Proposal to begin commercial flights & quarantine in Kuwait

‘Find way to enter ‘ban country’ expats’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: Deputy Director General for Kuwait International Airport Affairs, and Director of Operations and Monitoring of the T4 Terminal Performance Saleh Al-Fadaghi revealed that the executive committee for commercial restoration at the airport referred a proposal to the supreme committee to resume commercial flights by implementing the quarantine period in Kuwait and adopting a mechanism for the entry of expatriates from countries that are denied access to Kuwait, reports Aljarida daily. In a press statement, Al-Fadaghi explained that the proposal stipulates the adoption of an institutional quarantine in Kuwait for 14 days for those coming from those countries, in accordance with the required health regulations instead of residing in a “transit” state.

This will contribute to overcoming some of the obstacles that stranded expatriates face in a number of countries. While that proposal coincides with several local demands, especially from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health for the return of a number of teachers, jurists, doctors, and nurses who are stranded abroad, its implementation requires the efforts of three main parties – the Directorate General for Civil Aviation, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Interior.

The quarantine aspect will require coordination of efforts from the two ministries and large numbers of manpower in view of the great work awaited, similar to what happened in the evacuation of citizens from abroad.

Al-Fadaghi indicated that the proposal is currently under study in terms of the possibility of implementing it, stressing that there are studies in this regard, and that the supreme committee will raise all these recommendations whenever it considers the authorities’ readiness to implement them.

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