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Kuwait mulls ways for return of expat public sector employees

22 September 2020
Kuwait mulls ways for return of expat public sector employees
The government in Kuwait is likely to announce a new online platform shortly, aimed at facilitating the return of expat public sector employees who are stuck abroad where the commercial flights to Kuwait are banned.

School schedule announced for Public Schools in Kuwait

21 September 2020
School schedule announced for Public Schools in Kuwait
The E-learning Committee at Ministry of Education in Kuwait has announced the e-learning schedule for all public school students.

Kuwait mandates wearing masks and gloves in fourth phase

17 September 2020
Kuwait mandates wearing masks and gloves in fourth phase
Kuwait is entering the fourth stage of returning to normalcy, and the Committee has detected over 2000 violations in the six governorates in which neither the workers nor the customers were wearing masks or following the health re...

3 new additions in Kuwait’s travel ban list of countries

16 September 2020
3 new additions in Kuwait’s travel ban list of countries
The Cabinet of Ministers in Kuwait has included three new countries to the list of countries that are banned from entry into Kuwait.

Indian embassy begins registering nationals seeking to leave Kuwait

12 September 2020
Indian embassy begins registering nationals seeking to leave Kuwait
In its statement, the Embassy said it has launched a ‘registration drive’ for Indian nationals in Kuwait who wish to have a valid passport or emergency certificate.

New decree in Kuwait regarding rental default during lockdown

10 September 2020
New decree in Kuwait regarding rental default during lockdown
Tenants will not be evicted in any case if they fail to pay the rent during a lockdown declared by the Cabinet of all public facilities.

Work permit renewal for expats over 60 years extended until year-end

31 August 2020
Work permit renewal for expats over 60 years extended until year-end
This implies that expats who do not hold a degree, and who are over 60 years of age are allowed to stay in Kuwait till the end of this year.

Barring 30 countries including India & China, Kuwait reopens international flights

03 August 2020
Barring 30 countries including India & China, Kuwait reopens international flights
A circular from the Director General Civil Aviation in Kuwait, said all airlines operating at the Kuwait International Airport will have to adhere to instructions in this regard.

India and Kuwait sign air bubble deal to fly stranded passengers

03 August 2020
India and Kuwait sign air bubble deal to fly stranded passengers
An air bubble deal between two countries helps in chalking out the restrictions and regulations under which airlines of the two countries can operate.

Kuwait private schools fee likely to reduce by 25 percent

30 July 2020
Kuwait private schools fee likely to reduce by 25 percent
The Minister of Education, Dr. Saud Al Harbi, issued a ministerial resolution reducing tuition fee by 25 percent and called on private schools to commit to online schooling for the academic year 2020-21, until students can return ...

Kuwait's draft expat quota law outlines some exemptions

28 July 2020
Kuwait's draft expat quota law outlines some exemptions
The Kuwaiti government has drafted a law that permits foreign nationals to continue working in Kuwait, while it plans to address the demographic imbalance in the country.

Kuwait begins to implement third phase of return to normalcy plans

28 July 2020
Kuwait begins to implement third phase of return to normalcy plans
Health Minister, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al Sabah today pointed out that reducing of curfew hours to six instead of nine on 28th July and implementing third phase of return to normalcy does not mean the end of coronavirus pandemic.

Safety guidelines issued for air travellers in Kuwait

23 July 2020
Safety guidelines issued for air travellers in Kuwait
The guidelines include random testing of passengers, maintaining physical distancing and mandatory use of face masks.

Kuwait Mosques reopen for Friday prayers after months of shutdown

20 July 2020
Kuwait Mosques reopen for Friday prayers after months of shutdown
Mosques in Kuwait reopened for Friday prayer for the first time yesterday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced a shutdown in March.

Covid-19 test now mandatory for all passenger arrivals in Kuwait

17 July 2020
Covid-19 test now mandatory for all passenger arrivals in Kuwait
Beginning next month, the COVID-19 test, or the PCR test will be now mandatory for all passengers arriving in Kuwait, an official source said.

Private businesses in Kuwait hit hard due to coronavirus crisis

14 July 2020
Private businesses in Kuwait hit hard due to coronavirus crisis
Private businesses in Kuwait have been hit hard due to sharp decline in the number of customers, with nearly 80 percent of the companies unable to cover expenses.

Approval of foreign workers’ quota bill may cut 2.5million workers

06 July 2020
Approval of foreign workers’ quota bill may cut 2.5million workers
Kuwait National Assembly Committee has approved the draft law by proposing a quota for several foreign workers living in the country, which is likely to change the country’s demographic ratio in favour of Kuwaitis.

Kuwait enters Phase 2 of reopening, eases restrictions further

01 July 2020
Kuwait enters Phase 2 of reopening, eases restrictions further
Kuwait has opened shopping malls and has allowed 30 percent of private and public sector employees to return to work. A new partial curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am, as part of Phase 2 of efforts to reopen the economy.

Kuwait to grant second amnesty to visa violators; 15-year residency cap planned

29 June 2020
Kuwait to grant second amnesty to visa violators; 15-year residency cap planned
Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Anas Al Saleh in an effort to eradicate illicit trade over residency permits and to punish violators of residence law in Kuwait

Kuwait to begin second phase of five-phase plan to normalcy

26 June 2020
Kuwait to begin second phase of five-phase plan to normalcy
Kuwait will begin the second phase to return to normal life this week, an official in Kuwait announced.

Kuwait cannot rectify demographic imbalance immediately

23 June 2020
Kuwait cannot rectify demographic imbalance immediately
The sources said that the proposal also aimed to limit expat stay in the country between 10 and 15 years maximum that requires to be implementation in coordination with high-level and other parties in the country.

Kuwait announces easing of curfew hours from 21st June

19 June 2020
Kuwait announces easing of curfew hours from 21st June
Kuwait’s Cabinet has decided to ease curfew hours from 7pm to 5am from 21st June.

33 percent of expat workers lose jobs at Kuwait Housing Agency

17 June 2020
33 percent of expat workers lose jobs at Kuwait Housing Agency
The contracts of 135 expatriates (33 percent) of the total expatriate workers in a Kuwait housing agency have had their contracts terminated, as part of a plan to ‘Kuwaitise’ the employment in one year.

Kuwait Ministry suggests 150 percent increase in expat service fee

16 June 2020
Kuwait Ministry suggests 150 percent increase in expat service fee
The ministry proposal aims at addressing the demographic imbalance in Kuwait, wherein expatriates constitute 70 percent of the population.

Kuwait mulls resumption of commercial flights

13 June 2020
Kuwait mulls resumption of commercial flights
The gradual reopening plan will be considered by the Kuwait’s Higher Committee for Re-operating flights, and the plan has to abide by regulations from International Civil Aviation Organization and other relevant international orga...
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