KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: New crisis has surfaced recently with Kuwaiti citizens and expats after discovering on airport that the names mentioned on their vaccination certificates did not match their names as written on the passport or civil ID, the names were either misspelled or missing between the Ministry of Health and the Public Authority for Civil Information.
The problems appeared in the number of passengers departing to London, for security reasons alerts were raised for those who are vaccinated with approved vaccines to be exempted from quarantine. Many passengers travelling to Britain were forced to return from the airport as they were denied boarding the planes due to differences in Latin names on their passports and vaccination certificates did not match. The passengers were in crisis as visa names and PCR certificates matched exactly to the passport.
Among the main errors on vaccination certificates was the absence of the first name of the holder or the old data update mismatched the names that took place a few years back between the Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Civil Information,reports Al Rai. The grieving passengers stated that they lost a large sum of money on air ticket, hotel, PCR and taxis after their flight departed. They were wondering why the MOH does not have an office at the airport or why the MOH system is not linked to correct the errors instead of facing such costly expenses by the travelers. Now they have to go to the Mishref Vaccination center for correction of the names.
The Ministry of Health stated that there is a link between the Vaccination Certificate system and PACI as during registration for vaccination civil id number and serial number is entered and names automatically appear on the registration site system. The data can be modified by visiting the Vaccination Center in Mishrief by providing relevant personal documents as identification proof either Civil ID or Passport.