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

  • 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.


Jordan’s monarch dissolves parliament in preparation for November election

Updated 27 September 2020

Jordan’s monarch dissolves parliament in preparation for November election

AMMAN: Jordan's King Abdullah dissolved parliament on Sunday, officials said, which under constitutional rules means the government must resign within a week, paving the way for elections in November.
In July, Jordan's electoral commission set Nov. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections after the monarch called for countrywide polls to be held at the end of the parliament's four-year term.