Kuwait stops Flights To and From 7 Countries including India
The Kuwaiti government decided to tighten controls on flights to and from countries hit by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks.
During its emergency meeting, held at Al-Saif Palace on Friday night under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the cabinet reviewed the measures adopted to stem the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of public health.
In the light of the cabinet decree, adopted on Thursday, March 5, regarding the safety of foreign communities in Kuwait from the virus, they decided to suspend for one week all flights to and from Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt.
The circular from DGCA stated that all expats arriving and departing Kuwait from Egypt, Philippines, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India who were present in these countries above 2 weeks are prohibited to enter.
All arrivals in Kuwait from any other nationality or via airports other than those of the above- mentioned countries will be denied entry if they travelled to these countries in the last couple of weeks even if they have valid residency or visas.
Only Kuwaiti nationals living in those countries will be allowed in after undergoing the necessary quarantine measures, according to tonight’s decree.
The cabinet stressed that the new measures are meant to protect the safety of the health of the citizens and expatriate residents in Kuwait, asking everybody to understand the urgency of these measures.