Kuwait has shut its land and sea border crossings (except shipping operations and workers in the neutral zone) from Wednesday, the 24th February, until 20th March.
Nationals and domestic workers accompanying them are, however, allowed to return through land and sea ports, while the first-degree relatives of citizens’ are also allowed entry, the cabinet said.
According to the Council of Ministers, nationals arriving into the country will have to undergo mandatory quarantine and they should spend a week under quarantine in a hotel and another week at home.
The Cabinet also said that it would form a joint committee lead by Interior Ministry, including the Health Ministry, while the Civil Aviation Authority has been made responsible for monitoring the quarantine measures being implemented upon arrival.
As of Wednesday, cafes and restaurants including those in shopping malls would only operate for delivery and take away services until further notice.
Kuwait has already announced extending an entry ban for non-Kuwaitis until further notice as part of its precautionary measures against coronavirus.