The Kuwait Civil Aviation Administration announced an institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days for arrivals from 68 countries, including Iraq.
The General Administration said in a statement, that “the new measures that will be applied at Kuwait International Airport, starting tomorrow, Sunday, have been taken according to the instructions of the health authorities to face the repercussions witnessed by the spread of the Covid- 19 virus, especially after the emergence of mutated strains of the virus. “
It added that “the institutional quarantine included 68 countries after adding 33 new countries to it,” noting that “the countries that have been added included India – Iran – China – Brazil – Colombia – Armenia – Bangladesh – Philippines – Syria – Spain – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sri Lanka – Nepal – Iraq – Mexico – Indonesia – Chile – Pakistan – Egypt – Lebanon – Hong Kong – Italy – North Macedonia – Moldova – Panama – Peru – Serbia – Montenegro and Dominicans – Kosovo – Afghanistan – Argentina – France – Yemen – Britain. “
The Kuwaiti Civil Aviation stated that “all passengers arriving through direct flights from high-risk countries will be required to quarantine in a local hotel for a period of 14 days at their own expense, while the rest of the passengers arriving from other countries will be Required to quarantine in a local hotel for a period of 7 days at their own expense, provided that the quarantine period is completed for another 7 days in home quarantine.
It added that Kuwaiti patients on scholarship for treatment, Kuwaiti students studying abroad, minors under the age of 18 years, unaccompanied travelers, members of the diplomatic corps and medical staff are excluded from detention institutional, provided that they are subject to home quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency