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Entry ban: Indians from other countries can enter Kuwait

IIK Staff Reporter
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Entry ban: Indians from other countries can enter Kuwait

According to the latest directive from DGCA Kuwait, any nationality who had stayed in the seven countries such as Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal in last 14 days are not allowed to enter Kuwait. However, the nationals from these countries can enter Kuwait if they are stayed for the last 14 days in any other country, not in this list.

Al-Rai Arabic newspaper reported that the entry ban is not linked to any nationality, however only related to their stay in these countries.

This means that residents of those seven countries can go to another country and stay there for a minimum of 14 days and then enter Kuwait with the PCR certificates as stipulated by the DGCA, provided they have a valid entry permit.

This effectively means all the airlines scheduled to start from August 1st may need to rethink about their schedules as passengers cannot fly directly from India to Kuwait. The Kuwait airport will open for commercial flights from Saturday, August 1st.

The list of centres approved by DGCA to conduct PCR test in all countries is available here: Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait approved PCR testing centres

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Please don''t take the government statement negatively. There are many people stuck in countries other than their Motherland who went on business trip, family visits, tourism etc,. They can come back to Kuwait. It doesn''t means Indians should go to other countries, stay 14 days and comeback to Kuwait

Thursday, July 30, 2020
What a foolishness is this!!!
People are stuck in their home town since march as ''Kuwait'' cancelled all incoming flights now how come a person can afford a visa or a stay of 14 days in other countries who has not got his salary in this five months and spent on his savings in this lockdown

Moreover he has to do a PCR test here too which costs 45000rs to enter other countries and what Kuwait authorities are thinking of other countries, will they let it be done or Kuwait is too smart

Thursday, July 30, 2020
....and we also need to consider the probability of this decision being revoked just after few days based on their whims

Thursday, July 30, 2020
This is ridiculous.....

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Genius idea if Kuwait govt. is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to further is plan to reduce expats using any and every means possible.

Nandakumar Desai
Thursday, July 30, 2020
All stranded expatriates find this way of making entry in Kuwait impractical. Request authorities to review decision by making stricter measures such as 100 % PCR test, even a paid test, after arriving in Kuwait. What more precautions are required after having 2 PCRs with 14 days of mandatory home quarantine ? Humble request for authorities to make the procedure a feasible solution for all travellers and also to Kuwait authorities. This is just an appeal to be more cooperative with all human beings in this difficult time of pandemic without losing health safety of all concerned.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Guys Indians get arrival visa at Qatar so promote Qatar tourism, or get a visit visa to other countries so that they share the profits or so that they make sure they enter without corona in Kwi, then above that become a pauper by spending all the money in other countries and come barehanded so that they could work for a longer period, will never dare to leave for vacation or dare to go once for all from kwi.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Really!! A person having job and family in Kuwait has spent 6 months out of Kuwait without salary should go to other country for 14 days and bare the expenses without money just to enter Kuwait... Wow... Hats off to one who invented this great idea👏👏👏

Morgan Sharma
Thursday, July 30, 2020
You need to understand the door is shut. Simply quoting church language will not ''open the door''. People did not leave when politely asked, now govt. will do their best to harass the people to such an extent that they will be forced to leave. Indians are shameless people and now they getting what they deserve.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
What is this foolishness 😡 Who is going to give the visa to enter other countries?? Who will bare these expenses. These people don''t want to improve their economy. They promting other countries. Waw!!really great!!
God have mercy on those stranded and come to their aid. Open the gate for them. God has a way where there seems to be no way.

Abhishek Vangala
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Point no 1) why A person who have job in Kuwait will go to Dubai or some other countries and stay there for fourteen days and taking pcr test there
2) how he will get Visa during these pandemic situation for other countries
These is what called playing with poor people.

Samuel Koshy
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Great.... so now Kuwait govt. want to boost tourism industry of other countries. Just great !!

Thursday, July 30, 2020
If they want PCR certificate with 48 hour validity, from where they will get this certificate?

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