Kuwait Government departments start to implement mandatory vaccinations. Vaccination campaign will be carried out in mobile units supplied by Ministry of Health.
09 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
The Insurance Regulatory Unit (IRU) at the Ministry of Commerce and Trade stated that employees need to have taken at least one dose of one of the authorised vaccines, local media reported.
It is likely that other government agencies will follow suit and implement the same requirement.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Health announced that they have so far administered around 2.3 mill doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
While there is a push to get people vaccinated, government agencies have not yet linked being vaccinated to attending work and meetings.
Along with the Ministry of Health, governmental agencies have stationed mobile units outside their office to vaccinate the employees.
As these governmental agencies make vaccination mandatory, Kuwait has already put in place restrictions on commercial activities.
Since May 27, only people who have received one or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are allowed entry into malls, restaurants, cafes, salons and gyms.
In addition, starting August 1, Kuwait will be restricting travel only to those who are vaccinated. Kuwaitis can only travel if they received both doses of one of the vaccines. As for expats, they will be allowed to travel to Kuwait, after a seven-month long ban, as long as they have received both jabs of an authorised vaccine.