The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a new circular released to airlines has cancelled direct flights or connected flights from 5 countries which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal as per information released by the airline cancelling all bookings made by passengers returning from these destinations
Some airlines which had begun bookings for passengers from India have now cancelled the bookings and stopped further bookings for passngers flying in direct from these 5 countries until Aug 10, 2021.
However the DGCA has implemented the cabinet’s decision to allow expats with valid residencies to enter Kuwait and stated that they did not require them to quarantine in a third country for 14 days.
The Cabinet’s decision regarding allowing entry to expatriates canceled the requirement to stay in a transit station for 14 days, for those coming from countries with which there are no direct commercial flights.
However all passengers arriving into Kuwait airport had to meet the four conditions whihc are as follows
Valid residence and fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines.
Conducting a PCR examination 72 hours before the flight date.
Another examination during the first 3 days of the home quarantine, and ends as soon as the result is negative.
As for domestic workers, institutional quarantine is required to ensure the safety and health of Kuwaiti families.
Informed sources told Arabic daily Al Anba that the age groups exempt from vaccination are children under 16 years old. This category is exempted from the requirement of vaccination when traveling abroad for Kuwaitis and children of expatriates before arriving in Kuwait from August 1.
SOURCE : TIMES KUWAIT