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No entry for Non-Kuwaiti transit passengers into Kuwait airport

28 February 2021

As per the latest directive by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), non-Kuwaiti travellers are not allowed entry into Kuwait Airport, and this includes transit passengers who are changing flights in the Gulf State.

The decision was announced through a letter by the Health Ministry which stated that transit passengers are not allowed to exit the plan and enter Kuwait airport.

With Kuwait implementing further health measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 virus, the travellers and airport have some of the biggest changes.

Non-Kuwaitis have been barred from entering Kuwait since 7th February, and the decision has been extended until further notice. Further, the government, early this week, announced that starting 24th February, Kuwait would shut its land and sea borders until 20th March.

The Director of the Air Transport Department at the DGCA, Abdullah al Rajhi issued a circular stating that as of 7th March, the Kuwait International Airport will operate 24 hours.

The decision came after the airport reduced its capacity back in January to curb the spread of Covid-19. The airport has been only operating at a capacity of 1000 passengers per day, ever-since.

With Kuwaiti travellers wishing to return home, they can travel to Kuwait through the airport, but should undergo seven days of mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense, apart from an additional seven days of home quarantine.

Robin Vinod

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

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