Kuwait lifts coronavirus travel ban, 7 countries remain

Kuwait lifts coronavirus travel ban, 7 countries remain
Kuwati nationals and residents will be able to travel again as of August 1. (File/AFP)
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Updated 30 July 2020

Kuwait lifts coronavirus travel ban, 7 countries remain

Kuwait lifts coronavirus travel ban, 7 countries remain
  • The banned countries are Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran and Nepal
  • Kuwait suspended all international flights to and from the country in early March

DUBAI: Kuwait excluded seven countries from its coronavirus travel ban lift which starts August 1, daily Kuwait Times reported on Thursday.

“Citizens and residents of the country are allowed to travel to and from Kuwait, except for residents coming from the following countries: Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran and Nepal,” the Center for Government Communication, CGC, said in a tweet.

Kuwait suspended all international flights to and from the country in early March to curb the spread of coronavirus, with the exception of repatriation flights.
Late in May, the daily reported that civil aviation authorities would implement a gradual resumption of commercial flights with government approval, which will be implemented in three phases.

As of July 29, Kuwait has confirmed 65,903 coronavirus cases, 56,467 recoveries and 444 deaths.