Covid-19: Kuwait bars unvaccinated citizens from travel abroad

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Dubai - The ban does not include people in age groups ineligible to receive vaccinations.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 3 May 2021, 8:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 3 May 2021, 8:44 PM

Kuwaiti citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be able to travel abroad from May 22, the information ministry said on Monday, citing a decision by Kuwait’s cabinet.

The ban does not include people in age groups ineligible to receive vaccinations. A previous directive banning the entry of non-Kuwaitis into the Gulf state still stands, the statement said.

New daily Covid-19 cases in Kuwait have risen since the start of the year and are now hovering between 1,300 and 1,500 a day. Kuwait has registered more than 276,500 cases in total.

The country suspended flights from India 10 days ago following a surge in infections there.


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