No formal list of expatriate employees, such as doctors, nurses, engineers, judges, other experts and technicians, who are considered essential in providing services at the ministries of health, education and other government entities, and hailing from the 31 countries from where passengers are not permitted to enter Kuwait, have been received by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
This was revealed following a meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Restoration of Commercial Flights at Kuwait International Airport, which was chaired by Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud the director-general of DGCA. The aim of the meeting was to review the procedures for operating flights, as well as discuss the latest local and international developments related to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the topic of amending the list of 31 countries on the banned list, the DGCA said it did not receive any directives from the Ministry of Health to add or remove countries to the list that prevents nationals from these countries entering Kuwait.
The ban remains in effect, unless we receive official instruction from the health authorities, said a source at DGCA, adding that the list of countries were being reviewed by the health authorities every 10 days based on latest reports on the pandemic from the World Health Organization and other international health entities.
The committee also reportedly discussed the assessment of operational procedures that were in place since the resumption of commercial flights and the opening of Kuwait International Airport and assured the relevant government agencies that the aviation sector was operating smoothly and regularly without any obstacles.