The government of Kuwait intends to increase the number of passengers allowed to arrive on commercial flights coming from abroad to 5,000 passengers per day.
The decision comes as part of easing the precautionary measures imposed to confront Coronavirus pandemic.
The Cabinet of Kuwait decided to raise the number of passengers arriving on commercial flights from 1,000 to 5,000 per day, sources told the Kuwaiti local newspaper, Al-Anbaa.
According to sources, the decision comes in line with the cabinet’s decision to allow the travel of Kuwaiti immunized recipients of the vaccine against the Coronavirus, which will be implemented as of May 22.
The sources expected a gradual increase in the number of arrivals with the return of normal life, which is now under control under the supervision of the Kuwaiti Minister of Health, Dr. Basil Sabah.
The increase aims, according to the sources, to “to cover government agencies’ requests for the return of teachers, mosque imams and employees of oil companies.
Allowing non-Kuwaitis of the three categories to enter will be in accordance with the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Health, the sources said.
The sources pointed out that the current controls related to health insurance that covers the cost of treatment in the event of infection with the Coronavirus will continue.
These decisions coincide with a national vaccination campaign launched by Kuwait, at the end of December 2020.
The total number of infections since the outbreak of the pandemic reached 287,199 cases, 272,123 recovered, and 1,660 cases died.
The Kuwaiti government had issued a decision that citizens who did not receive an anti-coronavirus vaccine will not be able to travel abroad as of May 22.
The ban excluded Kuwaitis from those age groups not subject to receiving the virus vaccine.
The new cases of Coronavirus in Kuwait have recorded an increase since the beginning of this year, and are currently ranging between 1,300 and 1,500 cases per day.