Coronavirus: Kuwait imposes travel restrictions on Indians

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 March 2020 8:09 AM GMT
Coronavirus: Kuwait imposes travel restrictions on Indians

Hyderabad: Kuwait has imposed travel restrictions on 10 countries, including India, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

According to the new travel advisory issued by Kuwait’s Civil Aviation authorities on Tuesday, passengers from India, Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh and Philippines should produce certificates issued by their respective Kuwait Embassy endorsing that they are coronavirus-free.

The procedure will be put in place on Sunday and passengers who don’t get the certificates will not be allowed to enter the country, asserted the authority.

After Iran, Kuwait is the second country in the Middle East, to report positive in the country at 56 cases. Iran has reported over 2,300 cases of coronavirus, which one of the highest outside of China. Around 77 people have succumbed to the virus.

Meanwhile, India has also updated its travel advisory. It cancelled all visa/e-visa issued to nationals from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan on or before March 3.

As of now, 19 have tested positive in India. Of them, three are Indians, while the remaining are all Italians.

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