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Kuwait opens borders: air links with India and Philippines

Foreign domestic workers authorized

As emerged from the local media on Tuesday December 1st, 2020, Kuwait is ready to allow foreign nationals coming from some countries of the same continent to enter its territory (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). Asian Nation's plan is to meet those who need to work within these borders, as underlined by the local civil aviation directorate general (known as DGCA). First phase of this reopening will start in a few days, to be precise next 7 December, with air connections allowed to foreign domestic workers from India and the Philippines. Those who travelled will be forced to comply with two weeks of mandatory quarantine once they arrive in Kuwaiti territory.

Something very similar happened a month ago, when the government gave the green light to access for other foreigners with valid work permits, especially domestic workers. Each of them was insured an indemnity equal to 270 Kuwait dollars (about 738 euros), the sum deemed most appropriate to cover the expenses related to isolation. In August, however, the country suspended flights from India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. The latest local data speak of just over 350 coronavirus positive people (the total inhabitants are over 4 million) and one death. Since the pandemic broke out, however, 143,000 positives and just under 890 victims have been counted.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency