COVID-19: Kuwait exempts PCR certificate for less than 4-day travel

Kuwait City: The General Administration for Civil Aviation announced travellers are exempt from providing a PCR certificate if they are travelling for four days or less, local media reported. This is the first decision to ease travel restrictions.

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In addition, health authorities have revised the validity period of the PCR certificate. Now, travellers arriving in Kuwait need to provide a PCR certificate that is conducted up to 96 hours, instead of 72 hours.

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All passengers arriving in Kuwait are required to provide a health certificate, from one of the approved medical centres, proving they tested negative for COVID-19.

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A mandatory 14-day quarantine is still required upon arrival by all passengers, both residents and citizens.

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Travel restrictions

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On August 1, Kuwait announced a travel ban on passengers arriving from 31 ‘high risk’ countries, including India, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

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Kuwait just added Afghanistan to the list of countries from which travellers are barred from entering Kuwait.

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State media has mentioned that the banning of flights does not affect nationality, rather it is based on if a person visited a ‘high risk’ country.

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