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. The platform, BelSalamah.com will facilitate a smooth, easy return for the workers planning to return.
BelSalamah.com is an application and website that allows the sponsor to book flights for domestic worker online and helps organize a PCR test and view the results.
The BelSalamah.com platform is closely tied to the KuwaitMosafer.com website, and aims to create a smooth, easy process for all, ranging from sponsor and domestic worker to the airline and airport staff.
The government announced that all domestic workers returning to Kuwait will have to undergo a two-week quarantine in a special quarantine facility. The quarantine package has been set at KD270 and includes accommodation for 14 days, meals and three PCR tests.
The first PCR test will be done prior to travel to Kuwait, as the negative result is mandatory to board the flight. The second test will be done after the domestic worker arrives in Kuwait. If they test negative, they will be transported to the quarantine facility. The third PCR test will be done on completion of 14 days of quarantine, and if negative the sponsor can pick up the domestic worker from the quarantine facility.
The airlines Kuwait Airways and Al Jazeera are working together to schedule charter flights.
According to the DGCA information three weeks ago, the price for an airline ticket will be KD110 for those from India, KD200 for those from Philippines, KD145 for those from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Although these ticket prices are fixed, it could rise drastically in case the number of seats are limited.