There is no change in decision to let expats travel to Kuwait on August 1. They should have received both doses of authorised vaccine and should have valid permit.
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People are worried that several restrictions will be put back in place as COVID-19 cases and deaths are on the rise and the health situation is unstable in Kuwait.
The biggest concern is to do with decision to allow expats into the country starting August 1, according to local media reports.
The seven-month long travel ban on residents is expected to be lifted on August 1. Residents can enter the country as long as they have two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. They also need to have a valid residency permit.
Government spokesman Tareq Al Mezram said on Wednesday night, “It not true what is being circulated in the media about additional government measures and no meeting was held to discuss the issue.”
Moreover, the Minister of Defence, Hamad Al Ali Al Sabah, said on Thursday that the curfew will be enforced but some measures will be implemented. He urged those that have not been vaccinated yet to register.
Many expats are waiting for the end of the ban as several have been stuck outside of Kuwait for months, while others have unable to see their families or travel outside the country since the start of the pandemic.