Kuwait allows passengers from 31 ‘banned’ countries to enter, but rules apply

A Kuwait Airways Boeing B777 aircraft prepares to land at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City on March 13, 2019. (File/AFP)
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Updated 03 August 2020

Kuwait allows passengers from 31 ‘banned’ countries to enter, but rules apply

  • Passengers need to be tested for the coronavirus and submit a certificate showing a negative result
  • The test result will be valid for a maximum of 72 hours between the test date and date of arrival to the country

DUBAI: Non-Kuwaiti passengers of 31 countries banned from entering the country can now enter, but only if they stayed the previous country they were in for at least 14 days, state news agency KUNA reported citing the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Passengers need to be tested for the coronavirus and submit a certificate showing a negative result, the DGCA added.
The test result will be valid for a maximum of 72 hours between the test date and date of arrival to the country.
Earlier on Wednesday, the directorate announced a ban on all passenger flights arriving from 31 countries from entering Kuwait until further notice.
The list of countries included Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Iraq.


UN’s Libya mission praises Libyan rivals for holding direct talks in Egypt

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UN’s Libya mission praises Libyan rivals for holding direct talks in Egypt

  • The security and military talks were taking place in Hurghada and were facilitated by the UN’s Libya mission

CAIRO: Military and police teams from Libya’s rival administrations held talks in Egypt on Monday as part of attempts to resolve the conflict.
The security and military talks were taking place in Hurghada and were facilitated by the UN’s Libya mission, UNSMIL. 
France said it welcomed the direct talks between Libyan parties.
The UNSMIL also thanked Egypt for hosting the talks, and the Libyan delegations who “demonstrated a positive and proactive attitude aimed at de-escalation of the situation in central Libya.”
The talks are part of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission which started meeting in February. It consists of five senior military officers from each side of the conflict.
Libya split into two rival administrations after the downfall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.
The capital Tripoli is controlled by the Government of National Accord, while in the east, a rival government backed my military command Khalifa Haftar holds sway.