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

03 August 2020

Passengers from over 30 destinations including India and China, have been barred entry into Kuwait.

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.

"Based on the decision of the Health Authority in State of Kuwait, no foreign passenger coming from the down listed countries will be allowed to enter the State of Kuwait," the circular read.

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These include passengers from Iran, India, Colombia, Brazil, China, Bangladesh, Armenia, Spain, Syria, Philippines, Bosnia, Singapore, Herzegovina, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Chile, North Macedonia, Italy, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Egypt, Panama, Moldova, Serbia Montenegro, Beirut, Kosovo and Dominican Republic.

The circular said that such restrictions also include passengers who were present 14 days prior to the date of travel until further notice.

The ban was announced on the day when Kuwait also began resuming commercial flights, with the authorities stating that the Kuwait International Airport would operate at 30 percent capacity from 1st August, gradually increasing in the coming months.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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