Europeans will have same access as Kuwaitis and threatened to apply the principle of “reciprocity.”
kuwait , Kuwait
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
10 July 2020, 12:00 AM
The citizens of 54 world countries will benefit from the reopening of the European Union external borders on July 1.
Kuwait has threatened to apply the principle of “reciprocity” in dealing with citizens of EU countries, after a draft list of countries, whose citizens will be able to enter Europe when borders reopen on July 1, excluded Kuwaitis and citizens of other GCC countries, Kuwaiti media reported.
Kuwait’s assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for Europe, Ambassador Walid Al Khubaizi, said that “Should Kuwait is not included in the list; all options will be open to apply the principle of reciprocity to citizens of European Union countries upon entering Kuwait.”
He pointed out that “there are a number of countries outside the European Union, which did not set any conditions for Kuwaitis to enter their lands.
The EU ambassador to the country, Christian Tudor, confirmed that the discussion was still going on to adopt the final list, based on the development of health conditions within each country.