Kuwaiti buildings are illuminated in the colours of the national flag on Friday night as the country prepares to celebrate their 60th Independence. AFP
Kuwait will allow non-Kuwaiti citizens to enter the country starting from Feb.21 with some new procedures, the civil aviation authority said in a statement late on Friday.
Travellers arriving on direct flights from high risk countries will have to resort to institutional quarantine in one of the local hotels for 14 days, while travellers coming from the rest of the world will have to quarantine institutionally for one week and another at home.
Kuwait suspended entry for non-citizens for two weeks starting from Feb.7 amid efforts to deal with the coronavirus.
Kuwait reported 1,048 new coronavirus, infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of infections to 14,850, while 5 deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities’ toll up to 112.
The emirate's public transport regulator launched an additional programme for the cleanliness and sterilisation of public transport, as a preventive measure to ensure the safety and health of members of the society, in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in a number of countries across the world.
The embassy noted that it coordinated with UAE national carriers Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways and Saudi national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines to operate flights for the next 72 hours according to the announced schedule. It commended in this regard the notable cooperation shown by officials of the national carriers in question.
Coronavirus concerns led Saudi Arabia to cut off air and sea travel with Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. The kingdom had earlier closed off its land borders as well.
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