DGCA Eased Covid- 19 Quarantine Restrictions On Vaccinated Kuwaitis

People who received Covid-19 vaccine or those who recovered from the virus will not have to be placed in quarantine in Kuwait as of Saturday, May 22, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.

DGCA said travelers exempted from quarantine were those who took their first dose two weeks before coming to the country, or people whose recovery from the virus did not exceed 90 days, DGCA Deputy Director General for Planning and Projects Saad Al-Otaibi said.

Speaking to KUNA, Al-Otaibi, also DGCA spokesman, said all travelers should provide a PCR test certificate with a negative result, and this certificate should be produced at least 72 hours before the flight time. He said travelers should also pay for one PCR test through the “Kuwaitmosafer” platform before boarding the plane.

The passenger will be in quarantine but he/she must carry out a PCR test within three days from arrival date, and if proven negative, he/she can leave quarantine. Al-Otaibi said citizens and their companions (father, mother, wife, husband and children) as well as domestic helpers were banned from traveling unless they were inoculated by approved vaccines: Pfizer-BionTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. He, however, there were exemption of citizens holding certificates from Ministry of Health of their inability to be vaccinated due to health conditions, women with an MoH pregnancy certificate, all age categories not subjected to vaccines, students abroad and diplomats in Kuwait. Al-Otaibi said non-Kuwaitis were still banned from entering the country until further notice.



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