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Kuwait decides to abolish the travel conditions for citizens and suffice with health insurance

The Kuwait Council of Ministers, chaired by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamid Al-Sabah, decided to cancel Cabinet Decisions No. 784 adopted at its extraordinary meeting No. 39/2020, held on June 18, and No. 883 , taken at its meeting No. 45/2020, held on July 13, on controls. Regulate the travel of citizens abroad.

In its extraordinary meeting held yesterday via videoconference, the Cabinet ratified the circular to all citizens who wish to travel abroad to activate health insurance, "travel insurance", on the condition that it covers the costs of treatment abroad in case of injury or accident.

After the meeting, Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, said that the Council had been informed of Circular of the General Administration of Civil Aviation No. "87/2020" for allow citizens and residents of the country to travel to and from the State of Kuwait as of August 1. The current one, with the exception of residents from high-risk countries for the outbreak of the new Corona virus "Covid 19", which include Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, India, China, Brazil, Colombia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Philippines , Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, until further notice, with the commitment to apply home quarantine to all arrivals during a period of 14 days.

He explained that the council also approved that a Kuwaiti citizen arriving in the country from any destination must present a PCR examination certificate no later than 72 hours before arrival in the State of Kuwait, with the commitment to apply home quarantine for a period of time. of 14 days.

The Council also stressed that it is prohibited to enter the State of Kuwait and until further notice residents of any nationality coming from the prohibited countries, whether they come directly from them or from other non-prohibited countries, unless they reside outside the countries prohibited for at least 14 days, with emphasis on The need to obtain a "PCR" certificate for all arrivals to the country, no later than 72 hours before the date of your arrival in Kuwait, provided that home quarantine is applied to all who arrive for a period of 14 days.

The Cabinet followed up on the latest developments in curative and preventive levels and logistical services related to efforts to combat the spread of the new Corona virus and reviewed the recommendations of the Corona Ministerial Committee for Emergencies.