Several prominent figures in Kuwait, including an MP, have spoken out on the injustice of the continued travel ban.
Kuwait , Kuwait
25 May 2021, 12:00 AM
30 June 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait government got request to end travel ban from several quarters. On social media, several people have called on ending the ban and questioning the reason behind the continued ban.
MP Thamer Al Suwait stated, “It is not permissible under a moral viewpoint, or law to prevent them from travelling to their countries according to the procedures followed for citizens. There are families and people who have been cut off from their families for more than a year, and this is a responsibility by the government and cannot be accepted.”
Dr. Mohammed Jamal, a Kuwaiti consultant surgeon, said in a Tweet, “an expat does not spread the epidemic in a different way than a citizen. As for the coronavirus, humans are equal: So, let us treat the expatriate and the citizen equally in allowing them to travel. What applies to a citizen when travelling, shall apply to the expats?”
The backlash comes after the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that citizens that have been vaccinated are exempt from quarantine upon their arrival to Kuwait.
All those travellers who are fully vaccinated (using the shots approved in Kuwait) as well as those who have recovered from Covid-19 not more than 90 days prior to travel will no longer require to undergo mandatory quarantine.
They will however need to provide a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours after their arrival in Kuwait, the official Kuwait news agency KUNA reported.