Kuwait starts issuing entry visas for foreign healthcare workers. Kuwait work visas will be issued for medical, nursing and administrative staffs, local media reported.
18 June 2021, 12:00 AM
30 June 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait Ministry of Heath’s COVID-19 emergency committee approved a request by the Federation of Private Hospitals to issue new work visas for healthcare workers.
The decision will allow medical, nursing, technical and administrative staff to enter Kuwait and work in private hospitals and clinics.
Kuwait has halted issuing new visas since the start of the pandemic, and has barred non-Kuwaitis from travelling to the country since February 7, until further notice.
Many residents are stuck outside of Kuwait, unable to return since the start of the pandemic due to several travel restrictions and bans.
The Federation of Cooperative Societies has put forth a request to the Cabinet of Ministers asking for the green light to allow supermarket workers stranded abroad to return to Kuwait.