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Kuwait to reissue visit visas to expat families after two-year hiatus

20 April 2022

With Kuwait having loosened Covid-19 restrictions, the country is likely to resume issuing visit visas for expatriate families from next month.

The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry will resume the issuance of such visas from 8th May, after a hiatus of more than two years.

The reissuance will be done inline with earlier regulations, which includes the need for the expatriate to have an “appropriate” monthly salary, if intending to bring in the family.

Such visits have been reintroduced for family reunion, and also as such visits contribute in boosting commercial activities in the country.

Expatriates account for about 3.5 million of total 4.6 million population in Kuwait.

In the month of February alone, the Kuwaiti government eased most of the coronavirus restrictions, and also relaxed travel curbs, following a steep decline in infection rates in Kuwait.

Therefore, unvaccinated people were allowed entry into malls, movies etc., provided, they submit a negative PCR result.

Social gatherings indoors and outdoors, and full capacity of public transport is also permitted, provided, it abides by health requirements.

Even physical distancing between worshippers are Mosques have been cancelled.

With the relaxed measures, now unvaccinated travellers can enter the country, provided, they submit a negative PCR test result that is done 72 hours prior to boarding their flight. They will also have to go into a 7-day domestic quarantine upon arrival, and will have to do another PCR test on seventh day to end their quarantine.

However, fully vaccinated travellers are exempted from pre-arrival and on-arrival PCR tests and 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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