Hyderabad: Kuwait has extended indefinitely the ban on entry for non-citizens as part of its COVID-19 containment measures.
The director-general of civil aviation in its order said that the suspension of entry of non-Kuwaiti passengers will remain effective until further notice.
It also said that the ban will not apply to medical personnel from the public and private sectors and to the members of the diplomatic corps.
It also added that the ban on the immediate relatives and domestic help of the diplomats will not apply. Citizens are still allowed to enter but they must spend seven days in quarantine at a hotel and another week at home.
The civil aviation authority also said that no passenger would be allowed on incoming flights to Kuwait without first registering on the government travel platform, kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw.
Kuwait's ministry of health announced on Saturday 862 new cases, five deaths, and 934 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of recovered cases to 1,71,260. The percentage of recovery in Kuwait, as of Saturday, was 93.4 per cent.
In the first week of February, Saudi Arabia had suspended flights from 35 countries.