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Kuwait allows entry of unvaccinated expats under 18 with a prerequisite

15 September 2021

Residents of Kuwait who are unvaccinated and are aged below 18 years can now enter the country if they promise to have the Covid-19 jab.

They should “sign” a pledge of vaccination upon entry into Kuwait, and it should be handed over to the Interior Ministry, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

The pledge says that “expats in the age group less than 18 years who are allowed to be vaccinated and holding valid residence permit in the State of Kuwait will be allowed entry, and those who are unable to be vaccinated will be permitted a one-time entry, provided, the institutional and home quarantine is followed as per previous circulars.”

All the above-said categories should sign a pledge of vaccination and hand it over to the Interior Ministry to be allowed entry into Kuwait.

Those who have not received their vaccinations should quarantine themselves upon arrival. They should also sign the pledge and hand it over to the ministry.

These directives will be implemented immediately.

Since 1st August, Kuwait has been permitting only vaccinated nationals to travel abroad. However, those wishing to travel to the country had to submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test result before boarding their flight.

Kuwait began its vaccination drive in December, and currently about 70 percent of the population have been immunized against the coronavirus.

Kuwait has recently reported a dip in number of infections. Ever-since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kuwait took several measures to curb its spread. 
Last week it resumed commercial flights with India too, following several months of suspension due to the rise in infections in Asia.

Robin Vinod

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