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PCR Medical certificate mandatory for all passengers coming from India from March 8th

IIK Staff Reporter
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Director General of Civil Aviation issued a circular making it mandatory carrying a PCR medical certificate for all passengers arriving from India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Georgia, and Lebanon to the State of Kuwait confirming that they are free from Corona virus.

The PCR certificate must be issued from health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in their countries. This will be applied starting from March 8th.

According to the circular, if any expat passenger is not carrying the PCR certificate, the passenger will be send back to their originating country. The airline will also be fined for carrying passenger to Kuwait without PCR certificate. However, Kuwaiti citizen will be exempted from this decision and they will be subjected to Medical check at Kuwait Airport on arrival.

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Pradeep
Thursday, March 5, 2020
https://v2.gcchmc.org/medical-center/search/

The above is the link from Jazeera Airways for checking the PCR centers , how ever it is showing the list of GAMCA centers, have mailed to all the GAMCA centers lets us see any one responds.

When Contacted so many GAMCA centers they are saying like they are not approved by Kuwait Embassy and waiting for the guidelines.

Will keep updatged, also others please share every bit of update

Lokesh
Thursday, March 5, 2020
My family is coming to kuwait from UAE on 17th March, is they required to do PCR certificate, they arrived UAE on 22nd Feb. Please provide the information..

Shabab
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Sir I’m from delhi
My flight on 14march
Kindly please hlp me how can I get my pcr certificate

Senthilnathan Selvaraj
Thursday, March 5, 2020
As per ministry of embassey who ever travelling from march 08th should have PCR certificate. Gamca medical center will take 2 to 3 working days fix this test. So please be patient and keep post anything update.

Senthilnathan Selvaraj
Thursday, March 5, 2020
As per ministry of embassey who ever travelling from march 08th should have PCR certificate. Gamca medical center will take 2 to 3 working days fix this test. So please be patient and keep post anything update.

Viny
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Dear''s its.in chennai Approved Hospital Were Agency ....Any Body Need Certificate contract [email protected]

Abbas
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Gamca health center official asked us to make a payment through Gulf Health Council website and book and appointment. Payment was done and later the diagnostic center stated that they do not have the machinery to conduct the test and they cannot issue the PCR Certificate. We have been trying to call the Embassy, but the numbers are continuously busy. All the numbers provided in the List as published in Arab Times are not working or not picking up. My son is supposed to travel next week and we are clueless of what is to be done. Please pass on any information if available. Location is Mumbai.

Anita
Thursday, March 5, 2020
My husband is in Mangalore and even he called all the centers mentioned in this list and no one has the clue about this arrangement and no one has the kit to test this virus.

Please share if anyone knows what is the latest news.

Ayman Masri
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
You guys are always in trouble. Learn to be happy & live happily.

Lokesh
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
My family is coming to kuwait from UAE on 17th March, is they required to do PCR, they arrived UAE on 22nd Feb.

Please provide the information, as i am trying to contact kuwait Airport authority, no response to my calls.

Pruthvirajsinh
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Bureaucrates of kuwait asked to all GAMCA centres for answer about PCR (RT-PCR) for COVID-19 in next 24 hours. RT-PCR stands for "Realtime polymeres chain reaction.".

1. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA facilitate 15 + 19 RT-PCR lab across india. But main reason is they are not approved by government of Kuwait.
2. Though, Thease tests are in demand, they are not checking everone for COVID-19.
3 Provided that, the personal who has symptoms of Corona will merely tested with RT-PCR.
4. Some people are canceling their approved vacation and flying to Kuwait before 8th of march.(if you are planning then book it on priority based, ticket price are rapidly increasing.
5 At the same time. Those indians who didn''t planned to cancle their leaves (me as well) . They do not have to worry about test, our government is working amd sharing dialogs with KUWAIT about clarification on prearranged PCR certification

Jitendra shete
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Let’s assume that the test is done in India or any other country. Traveller will carry the certificate and may get infection on the way . India is big country with expatriates scattered everywhere in India .
Logistically the test should be done on arrival back in Kuwait . Segregate person in home till you get the result in his home . Later he can work or mingle once test result is negative. If required as per guidelines the test can be repeated . Finally charge the expatriate for test well on arrival and let them know the charges so that they can arrange .

Arijit
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Is there any information on the following situation: if say an Indian citizen, resident of Kuwait, visits Canada or USA by Egypt Air flight from Kuwait to Toronto/New York via Cairo and then he/she takes flight back to Kuwait via Cairo again through Egypt Air, what will happen to that fellow as a resident of Kuwait? Will he/she, being an Indian national, require a PCR certificate to come back to Kuwait? If yes, where from PCR certification should be obtained, India or Canada/US? US/Canada is not in the list though.

ST
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
However, none of the GAMCA medical centers in INDIA approved by the Kuwait embassy have the facility to check COVID-19 infection. This will cause problems for Expats in India after vacations. Big list is given with phone number and 50% of the numbers are not working. We called the major clinic GAMCA , no staff is aware and they informed Kuwait Embassy in New Delhi, that NO GAMCA MEDICAL CENTERS CAN DO THE TEST. Kindly request to advise on the same by the MOH / DGCA with appropriate reply so that the EXPATS will not face any issue. We are ready to take the test if the testing facility in India is there.


Pari
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Even I called up a Gamca center in Bangalore and they said that they have no clue regarding corona virus tests and they are not conducting any tests for Corona virus, but they will do PCR Test and will give reports with in 3 working days

Manesh Ganga
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
have anyone knows any idea about this corona test..i called 5 diagnostic centre in kerala but they have no idea about that..if anybody knows pls inform

indian
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
i called 4 GAMMA centers in Bangalore and they all do not have a Clue of whats happening and what test they are suppose to do...
Funny...... chaos always happens every time some procedure is passed here without proper study or guidelines !!!!

MS
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
We call the center in Goa ( Margao and Panjim) they have informed that they did not received any information regarding what test need to be done for kuwait.

can any one advise on this.

sunny
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
# No GAMCA centre in India is equipped with the facility to check PCR
# In India as per " Minister of Health Govt of India " only 15 +19 = 34 Centers are doing the the CORONA test.
# And corona test takes 16-24 hours for results .
# If somebody walks to any clinic or medical centre for corona test they will examine the symptom first ,if any symptom is there then they will go for PCR test otherwise they will not do the test.

I think Kuwait govt should allow to get full medical report certificate from Govt hospitals/doctors stating that the person doesn''t have any symptoms of corona & is medically fit to travel. etc.

ANISH
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
before how many days we have get PCR Medical certificate from india before leaving, can you clarify it

Nishant Arora
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
This is alarming!
As per the economic times online so far, specimens of suspected novel coronavirus patients are tested at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Delhi, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s laboratories at Alappuzha, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai, besides the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. All these labs are work under the guidance of NIV.

Read More:
Coronavirus diagnostic tests sensitive; gene sequencing possible only at government labs - http://www.ecoti.in/5sRPcY88

shaik masthan vali
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please which places health care test in India
Approval pcr please feedback ,

MASTHAN VALI SHAIK
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
8 march in India,which places health test in India, pcr approved, please feed back.

Tumbe
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Let me know health certificate has to be attested from indian embassy? or GAMCA health certificate is in off?

Fahad
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Any idea regarding health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in kerala can issue PCR certificate,.

Fahad
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Any idea regarding health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in kerala can issue PCR certificate,.

Murtuza bhatiya
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
any idea regarding health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in Ahmedabad can issue PCR certificate.

Richard
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
as per the above circular it is not mentioned how many days prior to your travel back to Kuwait one has to obtain a PCR,

it is also not mentioned that it has to be attested by the Kuwait Embassy in India, BUT; its mentioned clearly one has to get a PCR from the authorized GAMCA (GCC Approved Medical Centers Association)

to find out these centers in your state/ city do a search in Google "GAMCA Approved Medical Examination Centres in ________"

point to note: we have to be at the airport 3 hours before departure, what if at the center we get a clearance and get infected at the airport with all the people around as not everyone is travelling the Kuwait and holding a PCR.

so better to wear a face mask to avoid problems.

lets all pray that this virus dies completely.

Sreenivasulu Donka
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please provide Health Centers List in State of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka(Bangalore) in India, that will be great helpful to everyone.

expat
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
@Somas...very well said...this should be the logical way and stoping chaos. what i feel is this has been purposely done to adjust the demographic situation of nationalities in Kuwait. just take note.. all the countries listed in the circular are having minimum cases or nil cases. others like some European Countries as well as GCC countries have much more specially Iran. so are these passengers welcome without PCR ?????????????????????????????????

Cora
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
It would be much simpler if such medical facility was provided at each airport. This will ensure that the passenger is clear right before travelling.

PENCHALREDDY
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
GOOD MOVEMENT

Akbar
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
No benefit with this decisions.
1. To get PCR report, the passenger has to do test at least 2-3 days before the departure. in this 2-3 days the the passenger can be COVID attacked. whats the use?
2. The passenger has to come through Airport where many nationalities and many destinations. The the passenger can be COVID attacked in the airport. whats the use?......
3. The passenger may come through transit Airport, where many nationalities and many destinations and many passengers without PCR certificate. The the passenger can be COVID attacked in the Plane or in the transit airport. whats the use...

Actually after arrival at kuwait, the passenger suppose to be tested benift corona free




Jayakumar
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
useful link...

https://kcasr.dgca.gov.kw/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/circular-2020-25.pdf

Krishnakumar
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
GAMCA (Gulf Approved Medical Centers Association) is an association created to provide medical examinations to expatriates intending to join the Labor Market in the GCC countries.

Somas
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Good! But I have the following Doubts:
1. If the passenger does PCR Test on 10th March and Flying on 15th March to Kuwait and if there is any COVID attack in between how this would be verified?

2. If the passenger travelling via transit flight and if get affected by COVID in the transit country how this would be verified?

Rather, specific COVID affected country could do the medical screening at their respective airports before boarding ANY flight and make the flight free from COVID Passengers which would prevent chaos to the travellers abroad.

Please consider this request!!!

shilpa
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
any idea regarding health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in Ahmedabad can issue PCR certificate,.

Anonymous
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please verify the post. I did not find any such notification on the dgca website or their insta page.

KARTHICK
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How many days before arrival we need to take certificate

Arun
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
What if a passenger travels via Kuwait to London. Do they need to carry PCR?

rachel
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
is this fake??

Suni
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
What kind of stress they give for expats they are being punished by God. They are supposed to do the test in Kuwait which they don’t want to do so giving pressure on us. We no need for attestation only medical test from centers. But why can’t they give the centers too.

Dj
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Gr8. Sounds like they have 4days left to hatch a good plan...

MANOHAR
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please provide approved health center list in tamilnadu. How long it will take to issue the results. What is the validity time of the report. What is the cost? Should it attested in kuwait embassy?

Abiburahman
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
where we get PCR certificate , What type OF CHECKUP He will doing

Pradewp
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
As it heard (Still not confirmed) the PCR can be obtained from GAMCA medical centers and to be sent to Kuwait Embassy in India for Attestation

Nandakumar Desai
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Is the medical test to check for coronovirus simple or complicated ? Can the certificate be issued immediately ?

Anitha
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction test https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/rt-pcr-detection-instructions.html

Mohammed Arif
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
What is PCR Certificate?

Is there any medical center to get or on mefical certificate we need to make attestatiom.

Mohammed zohair
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Do we need to do attestations on that PCR ?
Kindly reply
Thank you .

Makhiyawala Mohammad
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Please provide Health Center List in State of Gujarat in India, Which is Approved Kuwait Embassy at India.

Amol Shrirang Kasar
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Very good decision by ministry..
But can anyone help me to know about health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy. In PUNE, Indian

Renil John
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
I tried to find this in DGCA, MOH and other sites. Can''t find something like this. Letterhead of civil aviation looks different too.

Siju
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Where is the medical center in Kerala

yogendra singh chauhan
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
kindly provide me the list of institutions approved by kuwait embassy that can issue the PCR certificate.

D Sasidharan
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
have anyone got information on kuwait embassy affliated medical centre at thiruvananthapuram...? on which date testing to be done will be valid..? is this medical certificate attested by kuwait embassy?
This circular is not clear and its confusing.!

Askash
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Which medical centers they have approved in India there is no list published

Renil John
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Nothing found in DGCA website.

Mohammed Aquib Khan
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How many days before arrival we have to apply for certificate and it valid for how many days.
How many days it will take to issue certificate??

shajahan
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
please mention the details of Medical centers and locations in India which is authorized by Kuwait Embassy

Nagendra
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
In andhra pradesh how can we get this PCR certificate...
Where is nearest center approved by kuwait embassy..
Plz give information

AKBAR
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How we know where and who is approved health centers approved by the Kuwait Embassy in India ?
if anybody knows please share
i need health centers for mumbai, approved by the Kuwait Embassy

Confused
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Can we get a list of the approved health centres in India

Mohammed
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Anyone know, from where from India,we can get this PCR.

Sundhar Prabhu
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How to get the PCR certificate ?? From where ??

RKV
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
how to know the health centers approved by the ministry of kuwait in our country?

Deepak Kumar Sahoo
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Where we shall exam our medical in india.we want medical list and which state available. Kindly send list

Mohammed samdane
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
In India where are this authorised medical centers by Kuwait gov so we can take test

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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