Kuwait: DGCA proposes to reduce quarantine period to 7 days

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: DGCA proposes to reduce quarantine period to 7 days The Directorate General of Civil Aviation known as on to reduce the quarantine in Kuwait for all arrivals to 7 days as a substitute of 14 days which is at present applied. In a letter addressed to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Kuwait International Airport restarting committee propose to reduce the quarantine in Kuwait for arrivals to 7 days instead of 14 days that is currently applied with Maintaining health requirements. All arrival passengers must carry a PCR negative certificate. Read| Kuwait: KD 5000 fine and 3 months jail for violating home quarantine rule Previously, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that, based on the updates of the health authorities, passengers arriving at Kuwait International Airport who are under the age of 6 years are exempted from the PCR examination for COVID-19. Adult passengers should carry PCR test for COVID-19 proving that they are free from corona virus, the certificate should not exceed 72 hours between the test date and arriving date to Kuwait. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Stray Dogs Invade Residential Areas Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait planning to develop $10.4bn projects under 2019-2020 plan

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait planning to develop $10.4bn projects under 2019-2020 plan Kuwait has announced that the total number of projects included in the annual 2019-2020 development plan is 135 compared to 132 ventures in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  The percentage of projects in the implementation phase for this year reached 50 per cent. Of these KD 3.2 billion ($10.4 billion) projects, around 40 percent are in line with the schedule, while 2 percent of the projects are ahead of schedule and 58 percent lag behind, stated Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) Dr Khaled Mahdi.  Mahdi was speaking at press conference the General Secretariat of SCPD held recently to announce results of the annual plan follow-up report of 2019-2020 that ended on March 31. Read| Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back On the completion rate of ventures, Mahdi said 67 of these projects are 50 per cent done, while 51 of them are 38 per cent over, 10 of them 7 per cent complete, four at 3 per cent and  three projects at about two percent. He pointed out that the Clean Fuels project was nearly 98.8 percent completed, while Al-Zour Refinery project work stood at 95.4 percent, Shagaya Renewable Energy Park project at 95.2 percent and Al-Mutlaa City project with 58 percent.  On the other projects, the top Kuwaiti official said the work on Mubarak Al Kabeer Port project had reached 52.7 per cent completion, Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 project 35.1 per cent, Sabah Al Salem University City 54.8 percent and Al Sabah Hospital project work nearly 73 percent done. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list

Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list The Cabinet of Ministers has added three new countries to the list of countries that are barred from entering Kuwait. France, Argentina and Yemen are the latest countries to be added to the travel ban, bringing the total to 34 as Singapore was removed from the list. A source stated that the decision came as there is an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Read| Over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad The decision does not affect nationality, rather it is based on if a person traveled or visited a ‘high risk’ country. Nationals from the barred countries are able to enter Kuwait but are required to quarantine 14 days in a non-banned country before arriving in Kuwait. Upon arrival, all passengers, citizens and residents, are required to conduct a PCR test up to 96 hours prior to arriving in Kuwait. In addition, all travelers arriving in Kuwait need to quarantine for 14-days from the day of their arrival. On August 1, the he Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that passengers arriving from 31 “high risk” countries are barred from entering Kuwait. The announcement was made hours after the Kuwait International Airport reopened at a 30 per cent capacity. Following the announcement, 10,000 air tickets were cancelled.

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Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban

Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban  Kuwait has agreed on the return of around 800 expatriates from countries from which flights are banned on health grounds, but they will be placed under institutional quarantine, Al Rai newspaper reported today. The government’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Emergency has approved exempting those 800 from the flight ban, but they will be quarantined at their expense or that of their employers. There is another group of 600 expatriates whose return has yet to be approved. Read| Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list The exempted categories include doctors, judges and experts in maintenance at the Kuwaiti ministries of oil and electricity. However, applying institutional quarantine to other expatriates from the banned countries is ruled out. “Allowing this means there is no need of the ban list, a matter that does not suit the current situation where some of those countries are experiencing an increase in infection rates or an unstable epidemiological scene in others. Health factors are still the prime criterion, given the rise in the number of infections due to non-compliance with preventive measures,” the source added. Last month, Kuwait announced banning entry of passengers from 32 “high-risk” countries until further notice on instructions from Kuwaiti health authorities due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The ban includes India, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines that have large communities of expatriates in Kuwait.

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Kuwait: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm The Public Authority for Civil Information has extended working hours for those who want to receive civil id cards in the main building of South Surra until 8 pm. This step has been taken to reduce overcrowding of Kuwaiti citizens and expats who wish to receive renewed civil id cards. The new working hours are now from 6 am to 8 pm (14 hrs) working period. Previously, The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) also announced that they would now receive messages via WhatsApp. The number 97361287 can now be used to text them for all transaction-related queries. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September Expatriates whose residencies expired on or after 1st September, 2020, are not eligible to get the grace extension period given till the end of November 2020. Read| Extension of residency and visits visas to be done automatically till 30th November Earlier, Kuwait government had given grace period till the end of November for those who couldn’t renew their residency from March till the end of August 2020 due to the closure of government offices as part of the corona lockdown. However, those whose visas expired starting September 1 would be fined KD 2 a day unless they apply at a residency affairs department to get extensions. According to sources, expats whose visas expired on September 1 have no excuse for not renewing them, especially since residency affairs departments had started receiving the public by the end of June. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Second COVID-19 wave may have started Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait postpones moving to phase 5

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait postpones moving to phase 5 The official spokesperson of Kuwait government Tariq Al-Muzrim announced that moving to the 5th phase of return to normal life is postponed until further notice. The fifth phase was to witness the resumption of theatres and cinemas and to allow all social events to be held. Read| Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Kuwait on Monday registered 708 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The total number of cases increased to 95,472 and the death toll reaches 563 with 3 new fatality. In the last 24 hours, 506 cases were recovered making the total recovery to 85,501. Those currently receiving treatment at hospitals reached 9,408 patients. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleDeputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Kuwait’s Deputy Emir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, reiterated that nobody is ‘too big or too small before the law’ and that everybody is equal. Sheikh Nawaf conveyed this message to the Attorney General, Dharar Al Asousi, during a meeting on Saturday. Read| Kuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 In a statement, Al Asousi confirmed that Sheikh Nawaf affirmed his continued support to enhance the role of the Public Prosecution in ensuring the law is applied to all. On Saturday the Deputy Emir also met with parliament speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim, the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah, Minister of Interior Anas Al Saleh and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmed Al Nasser Al Sabah. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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