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Kuwaitis now free to arrive into the country any time

Kuwaitis now free to arrive into the country any time
Kuwaitis will now be allowed to enter the country at any time as long as they can show a PCR certificate.

Kuwait set to revise COVID-19 entry ban

Kuwait set to revise COVID-19 entry ban
Kuwait COVID-19 entry ban will regularly be revised. Authorities are considering mechanism for limited re-entry of needed expats.

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government
Kuwait is likely to dismiss 50% of expats working in government ministries in the next 3 months.

Kuwait travel ban on 7 countries still remain

Kuwait travel ban on 7 countries still remain
Kuwait excluded seven countries from its coronavirus travel ban lift which starts August 1, daily Kuwait Times reported on Thursday.

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%
Kuwait private schools are directed to cut tuition fees by 25%. Minister of Education issues ministerial resolution calling for online schooling.

Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with GAVI

Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with GAVI
Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization(GAVI) to provide the country with enough COVID-19 vaccines

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4
Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait August 4. Kuwait airport set to begin operations on August 1 at 30 per cent capacity

Kuwait to begin third-phase plan of return to normalcy

Kuwait to begin third-phase plan of return to normalcy
Kuwait will begin third-phase plan of restoring normal life. From July 28 curfew hours to be reduced and labour capacity to increase to 50 per cent.

Kuwait to shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques

Kuwait to shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques
Kuwait will shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques to restart. The cabinet also decided to end the isolation of the Farwaniya district.

Saudis can return home from Kuwait without permission

Saudis can return home from Kuwait without permission
Saudis can return home from Bahrain, Kuwait without prior permission. They Will be subject to health checks including 10 day quarantine.

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding
Kuwait government will stand guarantor for 80% of SME relief funding. The package totals 3 billion dinars.

Kuwait to review permits of expats stuck abroad

Kuwait to review permits of expats stuck abroad
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior will review permits of expats stuck abroad due to COVID-19. Expats above 60, those with expired residency permits may not be allowed to return

Kuwait govt urges continued adherence of precautions

Kuwait govt urges continued adherence of precautions
The Kuwaiti government has urged its citizens and expatriates to continue abiding with coronavirus precautions.

Kuwait reopens mosques after months of closure

Kuwait reopens mosques after months of closure
Mosques across Kuwait have reopened for Friday prayer after months of coronavirus closure, local daily Kuwait Times reported.

First batch of stranded foreign doctors welcomed back

First batch of stranded foreign doctors welcomed back
Kuwait health ministry received the first flight to bring back stranded doctors outside of the country on Thursday, Kuwaiti media reported.

Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year

Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year
Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year. Cabinet of ministers to make final decision this week.

Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic
Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic to help protect marine life.

Kuwait expects 1.5 million expats to leave this year

Kuwait expects 1.5 million expats to leave this year
Almost 1.5 million expats are expected to leave Kuwait by year’s end due to economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus.

Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya

Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya
Kuwait lifted the lockdown imposed on the areas of Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on Thursday, however, the lockdown will continue in Farwaniya.

Kuwait keen to revitalize pandemic-hit tourism sector

Kuwait keen to revitalize pandemic-hit tourism sector
Kuwait is determined to overcome the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s tourism sector.

Kuwait lifts the lockdown-Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyokh

Kuwait lifts the lockdown-Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyokh
Kuwait government decided to lift the total lockdown on Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on July 9th at 5am.

Deportation of 15,000 residency violators canceled

Deportation of 15,000 residency violators canceled
Kuwait Ministry of Interior decided to stop the deportation for residents who overstayed from 2 Jan to 29 Feb.

Kuwait legislative body approves expatriate quota bill

Kuwait legislative body approves expatriate quota bill
Kuwait’s National Assembly committee has decided that a draft law proposing a quota for expatriates is constitutional.

Virus has positive and negative impact on environment

Virus has positive and negative impact on environment
Covid- 19 has positive and negative impact on environment in Kuwait. Air quality has improved during lockdown, but littering and single use plastic goes up.

Kuwait considers cutting subsidies for citizens

 Kuwait considers cutting subsidies for citizens
The Kuwaiti government is allegedly discussing the possibility of cutting subsidies for citizens
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