Kuwait bans entry for non-citizens until further notice

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Kuwait's Civil Aviation Authority has announced the extending of entry ban for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice as part of coronavirus restriction measures, it said on Twitter. 

However, these standards do not apply to health professionals, Kuwaiti nationals under the age of 18 and diplomats. At the same time, upon entering Kuwait, the concerned staff should be informed about the hotel where the quarantine facility is available. 

Kuwaiti citizens, their close relatives, diplomats, family members, domestic helpers, employees in the public and medical sector and their families will be allowed entry into the country. They must spend 7 days in institutional quarantine (hotel quarantine) and 7 days in home quarantine.

The ban on entry of foreigners was imposed from February 7 as part of COVID preventive measures. Later, the authorities had lifted the ban and allowed passengers from all countries to enter the country abiding by strict conditions and quarantine rules. This decision has been cancelled now as per the direction of the health ministry.

(With input from Agencies)

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