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Kuwait expats with valid visa can stay outside country for 12 months

02 June 2020
Kuwait expats with valid visa can stay outside country for 12 months
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has permitted expatriates who have valid residency visa to stay outside Kuwait for 12 months, instead of six months, owing to exceptional circumstances arising out of the global pandemic.

Kuwait plans not to extend complete lockdown after 30th May

27 May 2020
Kuwait plans not to extend complete lockdown after 30th May
Kuwait has announced plans to end complete lockdown, and replace it with a partial curfew as of 31st May, a top official revealed.

Kuwait considers gradual re-opening of Mosques

25 May 2020
Kuwait considers gradual re-opening of Mosques
The Islamic authorities in Kuwait are planning to reopen Mosques while observing health precautions against the new coronavirus.

Commercial flights to resume gradually upon government approval

22 May 2020
Commercial flights to resume gradually upon government approval
The Kuwait Civil Aviation Authority will gradually resume commercial flights on receiving government approval.

First batch of Indians repatriated under amnesty programme

21 May 2020
First batch of Indians repatriated under amnesty programme
The first batch of Indian expats who availed the amnesty, left Kuwait by the special Jazeera Airways flight yesterday to Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, thereby ending uncertainty about their repatriation.

Kuwait likely to scrap the sponsorship system soon

20 May 2020
Kuwait likely to scrap the sponsorship system soon
After a prolonged wait, Kuwait has decided to scrap the sponsorship system soon, a Kuwaiti government official revealed.

Plans underway to substitute expats with nationals in Municipal jobs

16 May 2020
Plans underway to substitute expats with nationals in Municipal jobs
The Kuwaiti Municipality Minister, Walid al Jasim, has issued directives in reducing expatriate numbers holding municipal jobs, as part of replacement plans, reports a local daily.

Special flights in Kuwait repatriates 234 stranded Indians

13 May 2020
Special flights in Kuwait repatriates 234 stranded Indians
More than 234 Indians who were stranded in Kuwait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have departed to India, and are due to arrive at Indore airport in three special flights from Kuwait today.

Kuwait to resume schools, universities, on 4th August 2020

08 May 2020
Kuwait to resume schools, universities, on 4th August 2020
The Ministries of Education and Higher Education in Kuwait have revealed that they would adhere to the government decision to resume studies at public and private schools, colleges and universities on 4th August 2020.

Health Minister urges people to stay indoors, as virus cases surge

07 May 2020
Health Minister urges people to stay indoors, as virus cases surge
With spike in Covid-19 cases in Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Health Minister, Basil Al Sabah, has urged people to stay indoors, as the country recorded its highest daily rate of new coronavirus cases.

Kuwait may legalize salary cuts in private sector on mutual consent

05 May 2020
Kuwait may legalize salary cuts in private sector on mutual consent
The Kuwait Cabinet has approved key amendments to the labour law in private sector, allowing employers to reduce salaries based on mutual consent with employees.

Kuwait ministries and agencies all set to resume work

05 May 2020
Kuwait ministries and agencies all set to resume work
Kuwait has joined several countries “conviction to discontinue” the closure of businesses and prevent disrupting the “cycle of economy” any further.

Expat numbers registering for amnesty exceeds 23,000 in Kuwait

01 May 2020
Expat numbers registering for amnesty exceeds 23,000 in Kuwait
Nearly 23,500 undocumented expatriates in Kuwait have registered for the amnesty campaign launched by the government in the month of April.

Kuwait permits re-opening of car repair shops, gas stations

28 April 2020
Kuwait permits re-opening of car repair shops, gas stations
The Minister of State for Municipal Affairs in Kuwait, Waleed Al-Jaseem said that car repair shops affiliated to cooperative societies and in gas stations would reopen in all areas nationwide.

Kuwait announces decision to cut oil production by 1st May

26 April 2020
Kuwait announces decision to cut oil production by 1st May
Kuwait has taken a “sovereign decision” to begin cutting oil output ahead of 1st May, said Khaled al-Fahel, the Kuwaiti Oil Minister.

Kuwait extends curfew, public sector lockdowns extended to 28th May

21 April 2020
Kuwait extends curfew, public sector lockdowns extended to 28th May
Kuwait has announced that suspension of work in the public sector, including government ministries would continue until 28th May.

Kuwait launches online Civil ID app

17 April 2020
Kuwait launches online Civil ID app
To obtain the mobile civil ID, the user should first download the app “Kuwait mobile ID” for iPhones or Android devices, and then enroll in the program. The app is available in Arabic and English versions.

Kuwait expats granted free residency visa extensions for 3 months

16 April 2020
Kuwait expats granted free residency visa extensions for 3 months
Expatriates in Kuwait, whose visas have expired have been given three-month free extension from 1st March to 31st May.

New plan to halve expat numbers amidst Covid-19 outbreak in Kuwait

14 April 2020
New plan to halve expat numbers amidst Covid-19 outbreak in Kuwait
Expatriate workers constitute 3.3 million of Kuwait’s 4.6 million population. As per revived plan, the Kuwaiti government intends to slash expat numbers to 1.5million within five years

Kuwait embarks on major repatriation of its nationals across the globe

14 April 2020
Kuwait embarks on major repatriation of its nationals across the globe
As part of major repatriation effort for its nationals, Kuwait plans to bring back home its nationals stranded overseas, beginning 19th April, following the approval of protocols by Cabinet officials.

Indian medical team arrive in Kuwait in support to fight Covid-19

12 April 2020
Indian medical team arrive in Kuwait in support to fight Covid-19
A team of 15 Indian doctors and healthcare professionals have arrived in Kuwait today to support the efforts of the Government of State of Kuwait in the collective fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus crisis may continue into next year: Health Ministry

09 April 2020
Coronavirus crisis may continue into next year: Health Ministry
The Health Minister, Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah yesterday said that the coronavirus crisis may last longer than was initially thought so, and may even continue into next year.

Kuwait confirms 112 new coronavirus cases, totalling 855 infections

08 April 2020
Kuwait confirms 112 new coronavirus cases, totalling 855 infections
The latest cases are that one patient who had a recent travel history to France, and the 105 others were people who were in contact with previously infected people.

Closure of public sectors in Kuwait extended till 25th April

07 April 2020
Closure of public sectors in Kuwait extended till 25th April
The two-week extension forms a part of the government’s intensified efforts and precautionary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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