Kuwait City, 4th January 2021:
New rules for passengers departing and arriving in Kuwait, iiQ8
Commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport resumed on 2 January, after a 12-day suspension of all airport operations on 21 December, following reports of a new, more infectious strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. With the resumption of services, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instituted a set of new rules for passengers arriving and departing from Kuwait International Airport.
A new notification from the DGCA released on 3 January stated that effective immediately, all passengers arriving in Kuwait will be subject to a PCR test. The mandated test will be conducted by the Ministry of Health staff on duty at the airport.
In another travel related news, all passengers departing through Kuwait International Airport will be required to register on the ‘Kuwait Mosafer’ application at http://www.kuwaitmosafer.com
Citizens leaving Kuwait must register on the ‘Kuwait Mosafer’ platform and also scan their PCR test certificate through the platform. In addition, Kuwaiti travelers will need to also obtain health insurance and sign a pledge form via the Kuwait Mosafer platform.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) is to open ticket reservations for Kuwaitis, their first-degree relatives, and domestic workers under their sponsorship who are stranded in countries from where direct flights to Kuwait have been banned. The Kuwaitis stranded abroad have been advised to follow up developments on the above-mentioned directive and to return to Kuwait on the specified dates.
However, the ban on expatriates arriving directly from the 35 countries considered a ‘high-risk’, will continue, said the Assistant Director-General for Airport Affairs Saleh Al-Fadaghi, adding the measure aims to avoid any strain on the country’s healthcare system.
Source – TimesKuwait
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