MENA
Logo
 

New Covid strain: Kuwait becomes third Gulf country to suspend flights

Web report
Filed on December 21, 2020
Photo: Alamy.com/ae

The decision follows measures imposed by various countries following the outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19.


Kuwait will close its borders and suspend all international commercial flights until Friday, January 1, according to the government communications office.

The country's civil aviation authority had added the United Kingdom to its high-risk list of countries on Sunday, banning all flights from the UK.

However, it has now taken the extra precautionary measure of closing all borders until the start of the new year, making it the third Gulf country to do so.

The decision follows measures imposed by various countries following the outbreak of a new strain of COVID-19.

It follows Saudi Arabia, which suspended late on Sunday all international commercial flights, as well as all entry through land and ports, for a renewable week.

Neighbouring country Oman also announced on Monday that it would close its land, air and sea borders on Tuesday at 1am for one week.





ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Region
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /region/mena/yemeni-sisters-arabic-song-takes-israel-by-storm macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1027,1016 macro_adspot:
 
 
 
 
 
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery