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ICABMIS international conference 2021

ICABMIS international conference 2021
ISER-942nd International Conference on Advances in Business Management and Information Science (ICABMIS) will be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait on 27th - 28th February, 2021

Kuwait Airport to operate 24 hours from March 7

Kuwait Airport to operate 24 hours from March 7
Kuwait International Airport will operate 24 hours from March 7. Ban on non-Kuwaitis entering the country is still in place until further notice.

Kuwait proposes law to tap into Future Generations Fund

Kuwait proposes law to tap into Future Generations Fund
Kuwaiti government submits a draft law to the National Assembly to amend the Future Generations Fund. Gulf state’s reserve of cash is oldest sovereign wealth fund in the world

Kuwait to revive drive-in cinemas

Kuwait to revive drive-in cinemas
Kuwait is set to revive drive-in cinemas amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to local media reports.

Fifth batch Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrives in Kuwait

Fifth batch Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrives in Kuwait
Fifth batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is to arrive in Kuwait on Sunday, local media reported.

Kuwait lifts travel ban on 35 countries

Kuwait lifts travel ban on 35 countries
Kuwait will lift travel ban on 35 countries. But 14-day hotel quarantine mandatory and at the expense of passengers.

Kuwait warns against gatherings during holidays

Kuwait warns against gatherings during holidays
Kuwaiti authorities have warned against violating rules including a ban on gatherings and celebrations during the national holidays.

Kuwait MP's favours tax on expat remittances

Kuwait MP's favours tax on expat remittances
Kuwait MPs submit proposal to impose fee on money transfers out of country. Lawmakers have called for a 2.5 per cent fee on all money transfers out of the country.

Kuwait limits the attendance at marriage ceremony

Kuwait limits the attendance at marriage ceremony
Kuwait has downsized presence at marriage contract sessions. Mazuns can allow 5 persons only at ceremony amid strict observance of health rules.

Expat vaccinations to start in 6 weeks

Expat vaccinations to start in 6 weeks
Kuwait will begin vaccinating expats after 6 weeks. Over 450,000 citizens and expats have pre-registered for the vaccine

Non-Kuwaitis allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait

Non-Kuwaitis allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait
Non-Kuwaitis will be allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait from February 21. Airlines will bear cost for PCR tests; passengers must quarantine in hotel for 7 days.

Kuwait bids to expand domestic labour hiring

Kuwait bids to expand domestic labour hiring
Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry tries to increase domestic labour hiring. Talks with Ethiopia, Sri Lanka to recruit domestic workers to relieve shortages.

Jazeera Airways launch direct flights to Srilanka

Jazeera Airways launch direct flights to Srilanka
Jazeera Airways will be launching direct flights between Kuwait and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo twice a week.

Kuwait to ramp up vaccination to 10000 people a day

Kuwait to ramp up vaccination to 10000 people a day
Kuwait Ministry of health decided to ramp up its vaccination campaign with an aim to vaccinate around 10,000 people a day.

Buffets in Kuwait allowed to reopen

Buffets in Kuwait allowed to reopen
Buffets in Kuwait are permitted to reopen but with strict health and safety measures

Kuwait issues circular to shorten Friday sermon

Kuwait issues circular to shorten Friday sermon
Kuwait’s religious authorities have curtailed the duration of the Friday sermon and prayers

Children of Kuwaiti women to get permanent residency

Children of Kuwaiti women to get permanent residency
Kuwait approves a draft law allowing children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis to get permanent residency.

Kuwait travel agencies losing KD 8 million per month

Kuwait travel agencies losing KD 8 million per month
The average operating loss of travel offices in Kuwait is around KD 8 million a month since the COVID-19 pandemic began around a year ago.

Kuwait launches 10 mobile vaccination units

Kuwait launches 10 mobile vaccination units
Kuwait Ministry of Health to launch 10 mobile vaccination units. So far 300,000 people have pre-registered to take the vaccine

No entry ban for Kuwait diplomats, health workers

No entry ban for Kuwait diplomats, health workers
Kuwait diplomats, medical workers excluded from entry ban. Ban took effect last Sunday as part of new restrictions to curb coronavirus spread.

3 dinar departure - 2 dinar arrival fee

3 dinar departure - 2 dinar arrival fee
Kuwait decided to implement an airport service fee of 3 Kuwaiti dinars for departing passengers and 2 Kuwaiti dinars for arriving passengers, as of June 1, 2021.

Kuwait authorises emergency use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Kuwait authorises emergency use of  AstraZeneca vaccine
Kuwait has approved the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. First batch of the Oxford vaccine is expected to arrive in Kuwait within a few days

Govt decision to reopen children’s game halls revoked

Govt decision to reopen children’s game halls revoked
Reopening of children’s game facilities revoked in Kuwait due to Sharp criticism, local media reported Friday.
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