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Kuwait to limit air travellers for next two weeks from 24th January

23 January 2021
Kuwait to limit air travellers for next two weeks from 24th January
Kuwait has decided to limit the number of air travellers arriving in the country for next two weeks beginning 24th January, in an effort to contain the global coronavirus pandemic.

Kuwait likely to substitute Civil Ids with ‘Residency Cards’ soon

23 January 2021
Kuwait likely to substitute Civil Ids with ‘Residency Cards’ soon
The Kuwait Interior Ministry is working on a plan that would substitute ‘Residency Cards’ in place of Civil Ids for expats.

No more grace period extension for visa violators in Kuwait

21 January 2021
No more grace period extension for visa violators in Kuwait
The grace period for visa violators ends in 10 days, and deadline will not be extended any further, the Interior Ministry pointed out, and has advised all expats with expired residency permits to amend them before the deadline.

Kuwait permits recruitment of new domestic workers from 17th January

19 January 2021
Kuwait permits recruitment of new domestic workers from 17th January
The government in Kuwait announced that it will allow for recruitment of new domestic workers starting 17th January.

Kuwait to resume flights and open borders from 2nd January 2021

29 December 2020
Kuwait to resume flights and open borders from 2nd January 2021
Kuwait will resume flights at Kuwait International Airport on 2nd January 2021, said the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Kuwait on Tuesday.

Kuwait embarks on massive Covid-19 vaccination drive from today

24 December 2020
Kuwait embarks on massive Covid-19 vaccination drive from today
Kuwait has embarked on a massive Covid-19 vaccination drive for nationals and residents today, with its centres all set to receive thousands on a daily basis.

Kuwait may begin direct flights to all countries from January 2021

22 December 2020
Kuwait may begin direct flights to all countries from January 2021
According to official sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kuwait will begin direct flights to all countries, including the ‘banned’ countries from January 2021.

Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

16 December 2020
Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine
The Health Ministry in Kuwait has approved emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine against coronavirus.

Health Ministry launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

14 December 2020
Health Ministry launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination
The Kuwait Health Ministry has launched an online registration for vaccination of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Kuwait to issue one-year residency permit for expats soon

11 December 2020
Kuwait to issue one-year residency permit for expats soon
The Interior Ministry in Kuwait announced that it would begin issuing one-year residency permit for expats soon, instead of the present two years or more.

Kuwait launches online App for returning domestic workers

08 December 2020
Kuwait launches online App for returning domestic workers
The National Aviation Services (NAS) in Kuwait has launched an online platform in anticipation of the return of 80,000 domestic workers who have been stranded abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Kuwait to further extend time frame for limited visit visas

04 December 2020
Kuwait to further extend time frame for limited visit visas
Kuwait has announced plans to extend certain visit visas even after the grace period that was announced earlier this week.

Domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait from 7th December

01 December 2020
Domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait from 7th December
Kuwait has announced that domestic workers are allowed to return to Kuwait from 7th December. This announcement comes after the Weekly Cabinet Ministers meet yesterday.

More than 70,000 expats over age 60 years ready to leave Kuwait

28 November 2020
More than 70,000 expats over age 60 years ready to leave Kuwait
Recently, Kuwait unveiled measures to minimize hiring foreign workers, in order to redress the demographic imbalance in the country.

Expat workers at Kuwait Education Ministry to be replaced by nationals

25 November 2020
Expat workers at Kuwait Education Ministry to be replaced by nationals
Expat employees working in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education (MoE) will be terminated and replaced with nationals, it has been reported.

Sponsors of newborn babies who do not get IDs will face fines

22 November 2020
Sponsors of newborn babies who do not get IDs will face fines
PACI announced this decision on noticing that several sponsors of newborn babies did not obtain Civil IDs on time, although they got the residency permits or passports, which now exposes them to the risk of being fined.

Kuwait to stop work permit renewals for expats over 60years

22 November 2020
Kuwait to stop work permit renewals for expats over 60years
Authorities in Kuwait are planning to stop renewal of work permits for expats over 60 years of age, and who do not hold a university degree.

All examinations to be held online until vaccines made available

19 November 2020
All examinations to be held online until vaccines made available
As Kuwait is still battling to control the coronavirus, the Kuwaiti health authorities have rejected the request from Education Ministry on holding paper examinations.

Kuwait begins issuing work permits to stranded expat workers

19 November 2020
Kuwait begins issuing work permits to stranded expat workers
According to sources from the Public Authority for Manpower, work permits are now issued to stranded expatriate workers so as to permit them to return to Kuwait.

Kuwait may reconsider partial curfew if Covid-19 infections rise

05 November 2020
Kuwait may reconsider partial curfew if Covid-19 infections rise
The Ministry of Health in Kuwait is keeping a watchful eye on the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic within and outside the country, amidst reports of steep hikes in infections in several countries across the globe.

Shisha ban will continue in Kuwait

01 November 2020
Shisha ban will continue in Kuwait
The current ban on serving shisha at cafes will continue, and the Kuwaiti authorities will not lift the ban, until coronavirus vaccines are made available, say latest media report.

Kuwait to get first batch of Corona Vaccine early next year

29 October 2020
Kuwait to get first batch of Corona Vaccine early next year
The first batch of the vaccine, which comprises at least one million doses will be delivered to nationals.

Kuwait Parliament enforces law to cut expat population in one year

23 October 2020
Kuwait Parliament enforces law to cut expat population in one year
The Parliament in Kuwait has unanimously passed a law giving the Kuwaiti government a year’s time to reduce its expat population.

Kuwait MPs suggest replacement of expats with nationals in Trade Ministry

14 October 2020
Kuwait MPs suggest replacement of expats with nationals in Trade Ministry
Kuwaiti MPs have invited the Ministry of Trade to replace expats with nationals, children of Kuwaiti women, or Bidoon, after a surge in ration smuggling operations.

Kuwait Ministry warns against public gatherings to stop virus spread

14 October 2020
Kuwait Ministry warns against public gatherings to stop virus spread
The Interior Ministry in Kuwait yesterday confirmed that the police are actively pursuing violators of preventive measures against the spread of novel coronavirus.
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