Kuwait suspends travel from four countries including Pakistan

The Arab country would ban citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from travelling aboard from May 22


Reuters May 10, 2021
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DUBAI:

Kuwait has suspended flights, and barred entry to travellers, from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka until further notice, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The decision by the Gulf state's cabinet did not include cargo flights.

To enter Kuwait from the four countries, people must have been in another country for at least 14 days beforehand, the statement said.

Kuwait would ban citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from travelling aboard from May 22.

Last month, Kuwait’s directorate general of civil aviation said in a tweet that it had suspended all direct commercial flights coming from India, effective April 24 and until further notice.

The move was on the instructions of health authorities after an evaluation of the global coronavirus status.

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