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.
This is as per the instructions by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to reduce the number of passenger arrivals in Kuwait from 24th January to 6th February.
“The decision covers all airlines operating at the Kuwait Airport and limits the numbers of arrivals to 1,000 passengers per day,” Head of Air Transport at DGCA Abdullah Al Rajhi said.
Kuwaiti health authorities have emphasized the need for caution in the next two weeks in order to control the spread of coronavirus and its new strains.
The decision will remain in effect for next two weeks until the labs are ready at the Kuwait International Airport to conduct tests for arrivals, he said.
However, domestic workers and transit passengers are exempted from the DGCA decision, the officials said.
The airlines will reschedule flights to abide by the decision and in order to preserve the rights of passengers who have already booked flights during the coming two weeks.