Complete Travel Guide For Traveling Into Kuwait From August 1st
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DGCA issued a circular on July 29th explaining the new travel policy of Kuwait. The circular is effective from August 1st and supersedes all previous Kuwait Travel circulars.

According to the circular following passengers would not be allowed to board flights to Kuwait-

Passengers showing any symptoms of COVID-19 (High Temperature/Cold/Cough/Sneezing etc.) should not be accepted on the flight to Kuwait.
Residents permit holders overstayed outside Kuwait.
Persons who exited the State of Kuwait on/before Aug 31, 2019, are not permitted to enter the State of  Kuwait even though in possession of a valid residence.
The circular also noted that no visa on arrival facility is available at Kuwait International Airport. Terminal to Terminal transit is also not allowed at KWI. Only KU to KU (within Terminal – 4) is allowed. No additional requirements for transit passengers.

Persons who exited the State of Kuwait on/after Sep 01, 2019, are permitted to enter Kuwait, provided if they own a valid resident permit/visa.

Screenshots/printouts/photos of IMMUNE or Kuwait Mobile ID application should not be honored. It should be verified using the application from the passenger’s smartphone.

Vaccination-

For vaccination administered outside the State of Kuwait must be uploaded to the following Kuwait MoH website:

https://vaxcert.moh.gov.kw/SPCMS/PH/CVD_19_Vaccine_External_RegistrationAR.aspx

Following vaccines are approved by the State of Kuwait;

1. Two doses of Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine.

2. Two doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine.

3. Two doses of Moderna Vaccine.

4. One dose of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

Important Apps and websites-

KM Kuwait Mosafer Web Platform (not an application) can be downloaded – https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html

Immune Application and Kuwait Mobile ID Kuwait Mobile ID Application are also to be downloaded.

BelSalamah package is exclusively for Article-20  passengers. This package covers their entire entry requirements into KWI such as quarantine and arrival PCR test charges.

Travel requirements for Kuwaiti Citizens, Non-Kuwaiti first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens with valid residence/visa, Accompanied domestic workers of above with valid residence/visa 

Above passengers are allowed to enter as follows-

If Vaccinated-

Who is vaccinated- Fully vaccinated within the State of Kuwait and  GREEN status in Kuwait Mobile ID application or  Immune application. Fully vaccinated with Kuwait approved vaccination outside the State of Kuwait, provided that they have uploaded the certificate in Kuwait  MoH website and the same has been approved by Kuwait MoH: Accordingly reflect GREEN status in Kuwait Mobile ID application or Immune application.

It is mandatory to match all the details (Civil ID number /  Passport Number and Name of the passenger with the IMMUNE application.

The passengers must carry a Negative RT-PCR (swab) test valid 72 hours from the time/date of the test to the time of acceptance on the flight obtained from a local government accredited lab.  Although this does not apply to children below 6 years old.

Complete registration in the SHLONIK application

Complete registration in Kuwait Mobile platform according to the flight number and date.

Passengers would be subjected to 7 days home quarantine. They can end the quarantine by performing one PCR test (at their own cost) in the State of Kuwait.

If not vaccinated-

Who is not vaccinated- Non-vaccinated passengers. Passenger status as RED or ORANGE in Kuwait Mobile  ID application or IMMUNE application.

These passengers must carry a negative RT-PCR (swab) test valid 72 hours from the time/date of the test to the time of acceptance on the flight obtained from a local government accredited lab.  This does not apply to children below 6 years old.

Complete registration in the SHLONIK application

Complete registration in KM platform according to the flight number and date.

Pay for 2 PCR tests (for arrival) using KM platform (40KWD for  2 tests)

7 days Institutional Hotel Quarantine package using  KM platform in one of the designated hotels.

This does not apply to:

Kuwaiti patients treated abroad and their companions after completing their treatment provided proof of certificate issued by Kuwait Health Office abroad where the treatment in received.
Kuwaiti diplomats, their accompanied or unaccompanied first-degree relatives (husband/wife/children), and their accompanied domestic workers.
Minors (below 16 years) traveling unaccompanied.
Pregnant women provided a certificate for proof of their pregnancy issued approved by the  Kuwait MoH.
Medical Professional working in Public or Private  Sectors by providing proof.
The exempted category will be subject to 7 days of home quarantine.

Travel requirements for Non-Kuwaiti passengers with valid visas/residence are allowed to enter as follows-

Only vaccinated passengers are allowed to enter.

Who is vaccinate- Fully vaccinated within the State of Kuwait and  GREEN status in Kuwait Mobile ID application or  Immune application.

Or

Fully vaccinated with Kuwait approved vaccination outside the State of Kuwait, provided that they have uploaded the certificate in Kuwait MoH website and the same has been approved by Kuwait MoH:  Accordingly reflect GREEN status in Kuwait Mobile  ID application or Immune application.

Non-immunized minors (below 16 years) are allowed to travel provided only if they are traveling with (accompanied by) immunized parents.

It is mandatory to match all the details (Civil ID number /  Passport Number and Name of the passenger with the IMMUNE  application.

These passengers must carry a Negative RT-PCR (swab) test valid 72 hours from the time/date of the test to the time of acceptance on the flight obtained from a local government accredited lab.  This does not apply to children below 6 years old.

Complete registration in the SHLONIK application

Complete registration in KM platform according to the flight number and date.

They would be subjected to 7 days home quarantine. They can end the quarantine by performing one PCR test (at their own cost) in the  State of Kuwait.

Non-vaccinated category NOT ALLOWED to enter the  State of Kuwait.  

This restriction does not apply to Passengers with exceptional entry approval issued by the Kuwait Council of Ministers – such approval must be verified before acceptance with the CJ team.

But exceptions must also have a negative RT-PCR (swab) test valid 72 hours from the time/date of the test to the time of acceptance on the flight obtained from a local government accredited lab. This does not apply to children below 6 years old.

They must complete registration in the SHLONIK application and complete registration in the KM platform according to the flight number and date. Pay for 2 PCR tests (for arrival) using KM platform  (40KWD for 2 tests)

Secure 7 days Institutional Hotel Quarantine package using KM platform in one of the designated hotels.

Travel requirements for Non-immunized domestic workers (Article-20) holding valid visa/residence in Kuwait traveling through  BelSalamah package can enter Kuwait provided they are not been to the following countries in the last 14 days before the date of arrival at the State of Kuwait -Bangladesh,  India, Nepal,  Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

These passengers must carry a Negative RT-PCR (swab) test valid 72 hours from the time/date of the test to the time of acceptance on the flight obtained from an accredited laboratory listed in the Medical Utility Network Accreditor [MUNA] system. MUNA  accredited lab list is available in the KM passenger platform.

– Results from other labs shouldn’t be honored.

All bookings for the said category will be made by the sponsor.

Only booking made on the BelSalamah portal to be accepted, no other bookings outside the portal to be honored. The endorsement box in the ticket to specify (Expat / Article 20 Resident)

Valid Ticket

 

SOURCE   :     TIMES KUWAIT

31 Jul, 2021 7114
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